Law Senior Status, LLB Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Two-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD)
  • Designed for non-law graduates who wish to study the academic principles as well as the practical application of the law
  • Provides a sound academic education in law - it combines the acquisition of knowledge of substantive law with the development of wider transferable skills
  • Opportunities to apply for a range of employability opportunities/events.

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Course/Institution codes

M200 G LLB/LawSS



2 years full time



Why study this programme?

The LLB Hons Senior Status programme is a two-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) designed for students who already hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

The first intake of students started on the LLB Hons Senior Status programme in September 2015 and the Senior Status programme aims to build on the success of our well-established LLB Hons Law programme.

The LLB Hons Senior Status programme allows for a more in-depth study of the law and the theoretical principles that underlie it than a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - the LLB Hons Senior Status programme would therefore suit someone with a real interest in law, who wishes to study the academic principles as well as the practical application of the law.

The programme provides a sound academic education in law. It combines the acquisition of knowledge of substantive law with the development of wider transferable skills. Wherever possible, it seeks to place law in the wider context of social, political, moral and economic issues.

There is a focus on employability throughout the programme and the School of Law has good links with a number of employers in London, including law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions. Over the years we have hosted a number of guest speakers and various opportunities may be available for LLB students to apply for selection for placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors*. There is also the opportunity for LLB students to apply to be selected to undertake pro bono work advising real clients on real legal issues in our award-winning Legal Advice Centre, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

The school has a tradition of extracurricular activities, including a student-run Law Society. LLB students can apply to be selected to join our Innocence Project, our client interviewing team or our mooting team in order to further their skills and experience*. Our LLB Hons Law students were finalists in the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition 2014-15. (Mooting is arguing a hypothetical case in a court setting.) 

*Employability and extracurricular opportunities may be open only to certain students, and may require successfully passing a selection process.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

For entry in September 2018 you should have an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in a subject other than law from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university.

Additionally, 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.

Direct Entry: Please note that we do not take any direct entrants (i.e. people wishing to enter Year 2) on to our LLB Hons Senior Status programme - we will only consider applications for Year 1 entry.

Extra information


Student satisfaction with the School of Law's long-running LLB Hons Law programme has been high in recent years, reflecting the skill 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.

The assessment of each individual course will usually be 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 Senior Status 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 meeting 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.

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.

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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