Law, LLB Hons

The LLB Hons Law programme is a three-year Qualifying Law Degree - successful completion of the degree will allow graduates to go on to undertake the further training required in order to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister. In addition to the core knowledge required for a Qualifying Law Degree, you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of specialist courses. The programme will equip you with practical transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment in a range of working environments. You will benefit from presentations from guest speakers read more

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3 years full time

Overview

Overview

The LLB Hons Law programme is a three-year Qualifying Law Degree - successful completion of the degree will allow graduates to go on to undertake the further training required in order to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister.  

In addition to the core knowledge required for a Qualifying Law Degree, you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of specialist courses. The programme will equip you with practical transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment in a range of working environments.

You will benefit from presentations from guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni that will help you with your career planning. You will also have access to workshops and events designed to assist you with your CV and job applications and in developing a professional digital presence.

The School of Law has good links with a number of employers in London, including law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions. Opportunities may be available for LLB Hons Law students to apply for selection for placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors.

LLB Hons Law students are also able to apply to be selected to undertake pro bono work through various schemes run by the school. These include our Legal Advice Centre, winner of a 2015 LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award for its 'tremendous impact on the community'. The centre enables the students selected to work closely with volunteer lawyers and the centre's senior supervising solicitor to provide advice to the public.

The Innocence Project London is also run from the School of Law. Currently one of only ten international projects accepted as members of the US-based Innocence Network, and the only UK member, the project enables our students to apply to be selected to work on real cases concerning miscarriages of justice. This important work can lead to the submission of appeal applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

The school has a tradition of extracurricular activities, including a student-run Law Society. LLB students can apply to be selected for our client interviewing or our mooting team in order to further their skills and experience. Mooting is arguing a hypothetical case in a court setting. Our LLB Hons Law students were finalists in the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition 2014–15. Employability and extra-curricular opportunities listed may involve an application and selection process.

From time-to-time we update our programmes, so the programme structure, mode and the courses and course structure can be subject to change from what is listed below. The availability of option courses also varies from year-to-year according to student preference, staff availability and may, for some courses, also depend on a student's academic performance. Until the academic term immediately prior to the academic term in which an option is listed to run, we are not able to guarantee that an option listed will be available. In addition, please note that some courses may only be open to certain students and may also involve an application process which may include successfully passing a selection process to take the course. For these reasons, the structure (i.e. the mode(s), the courses and the course structure) of the programme shown in this information is shown for illustrative purposes only.

Ranking

The Complete University Guide 2017 ranks the University of Greenwich: 

  • First in London for student satisfaction for law
  • Fourth in the UK for student satisfaction in law.

This programme also achieved 97% and 96% for overall satisfaction in the 2014 and 2015 National Student Surveys.

The National Student Survey results reflect the innovation and dedication of our teaching team. Our system of pastoral care has been carefully devised. Every student has his or her own personal tutor. Before arriving at the university, you will be allocated a tutor, with whom you will stay in close contact, particularly in the early weeks of term. Under our Law Parent Scheme, every first-year law student will also be allocated a peer mentor, who will be a second- or third-year law student.

Guide to industry changes

There is currently a review of routes into professional qualification in the legal profession. Our LLB degrees are all Qualifying Law Degrees under the current regime, and we intend to react in a timely manner to any changes. For information about the review, please visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority: http://www.sra.org.uk/sra/policy/training-for-tomorrow/resources/transitional-arrangements-statement.page

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Extra information

Assessment

The assessment of each individual course is usually based on a mixture of formal examination and coursework. Coursework may take a number of forms, including problem solving, essays, in-class tests, project work, dissertations and presentations.

Professional recognition

The LLB Hons Law degree is currently recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as exempting students from the academic stage of study - successful completion of the degree will allow graduates to go on to undertake the further training required in order to qualify to practice, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister (please refer to note 3 above about the review of routes into professional qualification into the legal profession).

Aside from those working in the legal sector, our former students have gone on to successful careers in the public sector, civil service, politics, accountancy, the police, ombudsmen, financial services and academia.

Careers

This degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as exempting students from the academic stage of study. Successful completion of the degree will allow graduates to go on to undertake the further training required in order to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister.

Former students have also gone on to successful careers in the public sector, civil service, politics, accountancy, the police, ombudsmen and financial services.

If you would like more information on this programme, please contact us atlaw@gre.ac.uk.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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