Undergraduate prospectus

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.

Course modules cover a variety of legal practice areas, including contract law, criminal law, public law and human rights law.

The University of Greenwich School of Law boasts good links and opportunities with a variety of companies, thanks to its links with barristers' chambers and financial institutions across London. This degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, which means that if you successfully complete the course, you can go on to train as a solicitor or barrister.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

M2fY G LLBSW

Department

School of Law

Location

Duration

4 years full-time

UK/international fees

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.
  • You study a range of specialist modules that are essential for future employment in a diverse working environment.
  • The School of Law has good links with a number of employers in London, including law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions, through its Law Advisory Forum.
  • Apply to undertake pro bono work through schemes such as The Legal Advice Centre, the winner of a 2015 LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award).
  • Benefit from guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni to help you with 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 our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

School of Law

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Entry requirements

If you are

  • 64 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C (or above)
  • Applications from those with an A‐level / AS-level background in relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications (in relevant subjects) which will be considered on application.

General Studies is not usually accepted.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Scottish Highers & 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 applications 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.

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 the level of study and if modules are shared between degrees (i.e. final-year options may experience smaller class sizes).

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

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?

The LLB Extended degree is a four-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Once completed, graduates can undertake further training to qualify to practise in England and Wales as a solicitor or a barrister.

Students starting before September 2021 can qualify by gaining a Qualifying Law Degree followed by the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a two-year training contract. From September 2021, students will be able to take the new Solicitor's Qualifying Examination (SQE) route to qualification.

The skills you acquire through studying our courses will prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries. 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 recruitment, communications and property management.

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 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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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

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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.