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 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 by guest speakers and read more

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 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 by guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni to 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.

Links with employers

The School of Law has good links with a number of employers in London, including law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions, through its well-established Law Advisory Forum.
We have a long-standing record of providing opportunities for LLB Hons Law students to apply to be selected to take part in placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors.

Extra perks

LLB Hons Law students may apply to be selected to undertake pro bono work through various schemes run by the School, both on credit-bearing courses and as extracurricular activities. 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 students to work closely with volunteer lawyers and professionally qualified members of academic staff 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 possible miscarriages of justice. This important work can lead to the submission of appeal applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Extracurricular

The school has a tradition of extracurricular activities, including a student-run Law Society. There are opportunities to take part in mooting, including competing to be part of the team entered for the OUP and BPP Mooting Competition against other university teams. Our LLB Hons Law students were finalists in the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition 2014-15. Other competitions entered include the National Client Interviewing Competition.

Please note that all employability and extra-curricular opportunities listed above may be open only to certain students, and may require successfully passing a selection process.

Ranking

The School of Law is proud of its continued high academic standards and the student experience it offers. Under the law subject area of the 2017 Complete University Guide and the 2016 Complete University Guide, of the universities listed in the London region, LLB Law at Greenwich was ranked first in the student satisfaction category. In addition, the LLB Hons Law programme at Greenwich has received excellent satisfaction ratings in the National Student Survey. In the 2014 and 2015 surveys respectively, for the LLB Hons Law programme, 97% and 96% of respondents indicated overall satisfaction.

What you will study

Full-time programme starting in 2017:
Year 1
  • Public Law (30 credits)
  • Law of Contract (Level 4) (30 credits)
  • Civil Liberties (15 credits) OR English for Academic Purposes (15 credits) (NB choice of course taken by a student is made by the School of Law)
  • Crime and Problem Solving (15 credits)
  • Criminal Law 1 (15 credits)
  • Law in Practice (15 credits)
Year 2
  • European Union Law (30 credits)
  • Land Law (Level 5) (30 credits)
  • Law of Torts (Level 5) (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law 2 (15 credits)
  • Advocacy and Professional Ethics (15 credits).
Year 3
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Plus a total of 90 credits (i.e. 3 courses) from:
    • Company and Partnership Law (30 credits)
    • Law of Evidence (30 credits)
    • FamilyLaw (30 credits)
    • Medicine and the Law (30 credits)
    • Human Rights Law(30 credits)
    • Competition Law(30 credits)
    • International Law(30 credits)
    • Project (Dissertation)
    • LLB Law (30 credits)
    • Legal Work Placement (work placement includes Innocence Project London, Legal Advice Centre and Law in the Community) (30 credits)
    • Intellectual Property Law (30 credits).

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

For entry in September 2017 you should have:

128 UCAS points of which at least 112 UCAS points should come from A2 A-Level. (Please note that General Studies is not accepted.) In terms of the A2 A-Level points, we are happy to consider appropriate qualifications that are equivalent to A2 A-Levels including BTECs, the International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education Diplomas (in law only) and Scottish and Irish Highers.

You will also require GCSEs at grade C or above in both English language and mathematics.

Please note that if you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score MUST be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

  • We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds
  • Applications are considered based on potential
  • You may be invited to interview
  • Entry requirements may be subject to change. Please check with the School of Law's admissions team before making your application.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, if you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score MUST be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

Extra information

Assessment

In the 2014 and 2015 National Student Surveys, LLB Hons Law at Greenwich received excellent ratings for student satisfaction, reflecting 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.

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 practise, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister.

There is currently a review of routes into professional qualification into the legal profession. The University of Greenwich's 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, click here.

1)  All of the information set out below about this programme relates only to the programme that commences in September 2017.

2)  From time to time we update our programmes, so the programme structure, mode, the courses and course structure and content 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. 

3)  Please note that all employability and extra-curricular opportunities listed may only be open to certain students and may involve an application process which may include successfully passing a selection process.

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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