Undergraduate prospectus

Law, LLB Hons

Our law degree offers a range of legal knowledge, including contract law, criminal law, public law and human rights law, plus the skills to help you succeed in the workplace.

The LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), which is ideal for further training as a barrister or solicitor. You will study essential areas of legal knowledge such as public law (including human rights), equity and trusts, European Union law, contract law and tort law. In your final year, you choose from a wide range of specialist modules, including commercial law, intellectual property law, financial services law, and international law.

The course also equips you with practical skills for employment in different fields. Our School of Law has links to barristers' chambers and financial institutions across London, which creates opportunities within a variety of companies.

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.

Department

School of Law

Location

Duration

3 years full-time

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • This is a Qualifying Law Degree, as regulated by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • The LLB is designed for the arrival of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in 2021.
  • Our links with employers in London include law firms, barristers’ chambers and financial institutions through the Law Advisory Forum.
  • Students can apply to take pro bono work on real cases through schemes such as the Innocence Project London.
  • Benefit from guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni to help your career planning.

What you will study

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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 all our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

School of Law

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Entry requirements

If you are

  • 120 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system)
  • A-level students should have at least 104 points from A2 A-levels.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.
  • Scottish and Irish Highers.

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

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Applicants may be invited to an interview.

We welcome applicants from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

Concerned about grades?

We 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.

How you will learn

Teaching

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

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars 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. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective 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 level of study and where modules are shared between degrees (i.e. final-year options may experience smaller class sizes).

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, 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

Academic year: 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

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

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 (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
View fees

* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

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.

Accommodation pages

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

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) as regulated by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under the Common Protocol Agreement.

Graduates may choose to go on to undertake the 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.

Our 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.

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.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

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

Accommodation pages

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UNISTATS

Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.