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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Law (Extended), LLB Hons

Our extended law degree starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level learning. You go to study the same modules offered on the three-year LLB course.

You will study essential areas of legal knowledge such as public law, land law, equity and trusts, contract law, criminal law and tort law. In your final year, you choose from a range of specialist modules, including commercial law, intellectual property law, financial services law, and international law.

With links to a range of legal, and related, employers in London, you'll have - as a law student - access to a range employability events, including talks and networking opportunities. You can also apply to assist volunteer lawyers on real cases at the university's Legal Advice Centre or apply to assist with the Innocence Project London.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

M2FY G LLBSW

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

4 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • The LLB Hons Law (Extended) course includes an entry year to help students access degree study in this subject with a lower entry tariff.
  • This is a Qualifying Law Degree, as recognised by the Bar Standards Board.
  • The LLB is designed for the arrival of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in 2021.
  • Apply to assist volunteer lawyers on real cases at the university’s Legal Advice Centre or apply to assist with the Innocence Project London.
  • Our links with employers in London, through our Law Advisory Forum, include law firms, barristers’ chambers and financial institutions.

Study CISI accredited Global Financial Compliance and Combating Financial Crime


A module - Law 1074 Financial Services: Law, Regulation and Practice has been accredited by the prestigious Chartered Institute.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by a range of lecturers who are experts in their field. Lecturers include senior academics and legal practitioners. The School of Law is research active, and this research also informs our teaching. Approximately 95% of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

I was always encouraged to think outside the box and take practical steps to enhance my career and skills. This opened up many opportunities and formed the key foundation of my legal career.

- Shabina Begum, LLB Hons Law, 2008

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Entry requirements

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Qualifications

  • 64 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Contextual Admissions

  • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions Policy.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

For more information, contact us at courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call us on 020 8331 9000. You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages

Note: Direct Entry into year 1 or year 2 or year 3 (i.e. the second, third and fourth years) of this course is NOT permitted.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 100-130. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/ tutorials by smaller groups. This varies depending on the level of study and if modules are shared between degrees (i.e. final-year options may experience smaller class sizes).

Part-time study

This course can be studied part-time in some circumstances, but students may still need to attend on several/most weekdays, as required by their timetable. Contact us for more details.

Independent learning

Students must conduct their own reading, assignments, presentations and preparation for exams. You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support your reading and research. Additional support classes are available in some modules via Adobe Connect.

Students are encouraged to attend guest lectures and take part in placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors.

The Legal Advice 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 enables students to apply to work on real cases and participate in extracurricular activities.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job.

Each 15 or 30-credit module you study represents around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. So, if you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours of independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A
International £17,000 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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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.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Financial support

Trips: The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some may be free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.

Resources: Course texts and other study resources are available from our Stockwell Street Library, but you may wish to purchase your own copies.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You will have the option to select a module for which you will be required to undertake a short-term placement. The module will be assessed on your reflection on this placement and how you can apply your knowledge to the workplace. Many placements are found through our network of industry contacts, and students are supported in securing these.

How long is my placement?

Placements are normally one day a week for either one or two terms depending on the number of credits available from the module.

What are the financial arrangements?

Placements are usually unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates may choose to go on to undertake the further study and training required in order to qualify to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. They can also pursue careers in fields that require graduates with strong analytical and communication skills.

Greenwich LLB graduates have gone on to become solicitors, advocates and barristers, paralegal and legal assistants, compliance officers and underwriters. They have also pursued careers in teaching and the civil service, the financial sector and NGOs.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to take up Summer internships during the Summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

More about careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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Employability and mentoring with legal organisations


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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.