Law LLB (Hons)

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Overview

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Degree

UCAS code: M100 112 UCAS points
  • LLB (Hons) Law, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • LLB (Hons) Law, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • LLB (Hons) Law, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: M101 64 UCAS points
  • LLB (Hons) Law, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • LLB (Hons) Law, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

International recognition

Our internationally recognised research is testament to the breadth of expertise in our department.

Highly rated by our students

91% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “Learning Opportunities” in the 2024 National Student Survey. (National Student Survey 2024, Results published 10 July 2024)

Read the full NSS survey results

State-of-the-art facilities

You will be studying at our new £33 million pound building at University Square Stratford where you will benefit from superb facilities that include a chamber for moots and mock trials.

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Accreditation

Qualifications

All our law courses are qualifying law degrees - you can also achieve an additional diploma from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, an extra benefit of studying at UEL.

Course modules

As this is a qualifying law degree, you can expect to learn the fundamentals of the profession from day one. The compulsory modules in your first two years include an introduction to legal skills and methods and insights into the key specialist areas of the subject. These include contract, land, criminal, human rights, constitutional and administrative law.

In your final year, you'll need to complete one compulsory module on equity and trusts, but will then be able to choose from a wide range of options. These include intellectual property law, banking law, family law, commercial law, client practice and civil and criminal litigation. If you take these last two options, you can gain a Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice in addition to your degree. You'll be encouraged to 'learn by doing' by volunteering for the University's much-admired Legal Advice Centre in Stratford and through work placements with local law firms.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

We have a vigorous and collaborative research culture. You will be part of an institution that shapes the future of the field.
Our innovative Legal Advice Centre and courtroom provide opportunities for our students to gain valuable experience with law firms and develop vital skills for working in the legal field.

Industry links

This course meets all the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. It also gives a fast track to achieve qualifications as a legal executive or for the insurance and financial services industries. 

You'll also have the chance to spend a term at one of our partner institutions in Holland, France, or Germany.

Graduate employers

Our innovative Legal Advice Centre and courtroom allow opportunities to gain valuable experience with law firms. Our alumni have gone to work at organisations such as the legal department of a local council, or solicitors' firms.

Job roles

You could go into roles such as solicitor or barrister (with further training) chartered legal executive, arbitrator or a legal officer.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Business and Law Students
Working in the law clinic has taught me a huge amount. It's improved my understanding of the ideas we've learned about. It's been a way of getting involved in the local community."
Irene Nambi

Law graduate

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Teaching methods vary throughout the course but you'll find them all stimulating and challenging. You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and individual supervision, supported by digital materials, notes and handbooks.

You'll also have the chance to learn through moots and mock trials in our own chambers.

Many of our students take the chance to help local people with real legal problems in our Legal Advice Centre, where practising solicitors give up their time to supervise and support you. This much-admired law clinic is a shining example of civic engagement in action – taking learning out of the classroom and, at the same, making a real difference to society. It's highly popular with our students and the public, and the experience will give you a taste of what being a legal professional is all about.

Guided independent study

You'll carry out your own independent study to build on your learning, ensuring you develop valuable research skills and get out of the course what you put in. Our lecturers have strong links with the legal profession, so you'll also have plenty of opportunities to learn outside of the lecture theatre and seminar room. If you play an active role throughout the course, joining in with debates and attending guest talks, conferences and events, you'll reap the rewards.

Academic support

Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Workload

Each year will consist of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

We'll assess you with a mix of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, a reflective diary, oral presentations, practical exercises and answering hypothetical problem questions. Throughout the course you'll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve. If you choose the final-year project option, you'll conduct independent research on a legal topic of your choice and complete a 4,000-word dissertation. 

We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

 

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

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What our students and staff say

Olubunmi Onafuwa
UEL is home. It is also a global community and immensely diverse. UEL is unique. It is our village; where we uplift one another regardless of our backgrounds."

Dr Olubunmi Onafuwa

Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Law

John Strawson
UEL has been the base from which to promote human rights education and research, empowering students to meet the challenges of our global community so they can contribute to finding solutions to injustice, inequalities and conflicts."

John Strawson

Honorary Professor of Law