Undergraduate prospectus

Law, LLB Hons

Our law degree provides the knowledge and transferable skills you’ll need to succeed. Study a wide range of legal practice areas, including contract law, criminal law, public law and human rights law.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Three-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD)
  • Study a range of specialist courses
  • Gain practical transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment in a range of working environments
  • Opportunities to apply for a range of employability opportunities/events.

UCAS points

120 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

M100 G LLB

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Our extended degree contains a foundation year, so you can gain entry with a lower tariff.

Department

School of Law

Location

Attendance

3 years full-time

Professional recognition

The LLB Hons Law programme is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) - 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.

Under the current system you must complete both the academic and vocational stages of training as well as meet the character and suitability requirements to become a solicitor. Our LLB qualifies you to pass the academic stage.

The vocational stage comprises:

  • the Legal Practice Course
  • a two-year period of recognised training
  • the Professional Skills Course.

Note that there will be significant changes in the near future in the routes to qualification for those who want to qualify to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales:

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it will be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The earliest date for introduction is September 2020. This will be a national assessment for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

If you have already started your law degree, or will do so before the SQE is introduced, you will be able to finish and qualify as a solicitor in the same way as before or qualify as a solicitor under the new system.

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

Why study this programme?

The LLB Hons Law programme is a three-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD).

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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

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Entry requirements

For September 2018 entry, 120 UCAS points overall which should include 112 UCAS points from A2 A-Level. (Please note that A2/AS General Studies is not accepted). In terms of the A2 A-Level points, we are happy to consider points from 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 (for post-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We will not accept other UK qualifications in place of GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths.

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.

Concerned about grades?

We also offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional 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.

To ensure we deliver the best learning experience for our students, the structure and delivery of courses may change to reflect knowledge and industry standards. Course options illustrated here may not be available to all students and may not run every year.

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