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Course Essentials

Are you looking for the best route into the legal profession? Or are you an aspiring lawyer who needs an LLB qualification to achieve your future career? If so, Arden University’s LLB (Hons) Law Degree is the right step for you. 

Throughout this LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Degree at Arden, you will become increasingly immersed into the world of legal systems.

This LLB (Hons) course from our School of Law and Social Science covers the key pillars of legal knowledge. So if you're looking to kick off your career as a legal professional - look no further. 

Arden University offer this LLB in the UK via Blended Learning, which means you spend two days a week in lectures at one of our Study Centres in either LondonManchester or Birmingham, and then study online for the remainder of the time, utilising our online study portal, iLearn.

With this part-time LLB course, you will delve into the fundamentals of English Law and EU legal systems. Each module will develop your knowledge of Law and build the skills needed to pursue your chosen legal career. The best thing about studying your LLB with qualifying status at Arden? You're in control of your own time. Outside of your lectures, you can work however and whenever you like, meaning you can fit your LLB qualification around any other commitments. 

 

Please note: the academic route training requirements for qualifying as a solicitor are changing.
 
Currently, completion of this course means you will qualify as a solicitor. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have announced that, from autumn 2021, upon completion of this degree, those looking to become solicitors will be required to sit and pass two SQE exams, and complete a two-year period of qualifying work experience.
 
Arden’s LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status will continue to be accepted as enrolment onto the professional stage of both barristers’ and solicitors’ training. 


For more information about the SQE, click here.


Enquire about this course

When can I study?

Requiring just eight hours of classes a week at your chosen UK Study Centre, courses are scheduled as follows: 

  • Weekdays*: 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30)
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30
  • Weekends**: Saturdays

In addition to the eight hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will be expected to study an additional minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning. This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.

*hours will be allocated by Arden
**available from February 2020 - subject to numbers

 

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
M102
Course Title:
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Weds 6th May
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Arden Tutors

A successful lawyer is able to apply legal knowledge to a complex situation and provide a well-reasoned solution.

Each module of this Arden University Law Degree will present different core principles of law. Once you have this core theory under your belt, you will be able to tailor your studies to suit your professional interests by choosing one optional module.

Modules

Year 1

  • Foundations in Legal Skills
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law and Ethics
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

Study skills

During the first six weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend four study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual eight hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Year 2

  • Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 - Land and Other Torts
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Law of Property
  • European Union Law
  • Pro Bono and Professional Practice

Year 3

  • Law of Evidence
  • Equity, Trusts, and Wills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research Methods & Project

One optional module

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law
  • Intellectual Property

Please note that the modules listed may be subject to change. Optional modules are subject to availability.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Portfolios of work
  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Problem solving scenarios
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Analysis and Research Projects

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your LLB (Hons) Blended Learning course, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may also be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Programme Specification.

This Blended Learning LLB (Hons) Law Degree has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Law Degree do for me?

If you are aspiring to become a barrister or solicitor then you’ll know that starting with an LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Degree is a great foundation for your vocational training. Studying for your LLB (Hons) with Arden, you will:

  • Become fully prepared for a successful career in law
  • Obtain a wide range of highly transferable skills
  • Graduate ready to take your next steps towards becoming a barrister or solicitor; OR enter a paralegal role in a private practice

Please note, the academic route training requirements for qualifying as a solicitor are changing. Please see course essentials for more information. 

What can I do after Arden University?

Your options are endless and it all depends on your preference. If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you will need to take on further study or move onto the vocational training. 

Qualified solicitors can also go on to fill roles such as legal executive, judge, legal secretary and contract negotiator.

You could also consider working in:

  • Business and commerce
  • Court services
  • Banking and finance
  • Local and central government
  • Police and prison services
  • Social work
  • Teaching

What do Arden's LLB alumni say?

“I am working for a global firm in a senior position, and my hope is that my LLB Law journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar. Giving yourself a good challenge, proving your capabilities and widen your horizon…it's a great experience!”

Detloff Rump, Arden University Law student

“Doing the LLB law degree has opened a lot of new job opportunities which I did not have before. It made me more marketable within the job sector.”

Miriam Aziz, Arden University Law graduate

What Study Centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at Study Centres throughout the UK and include:

Need more information? Discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University Study Centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of an on-site Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend two days a week at your chosen Study Centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions, you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • You'll have unlimited access to materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern Study Centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space

Our great city-centre locations also mean plenty of local restaurants, leisure facilities and culture around you as you study.

Next steps

Applying for your LLB with Qualifying Status takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your LLB qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Your Arden module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions.

You can meet Arden University's LLB Course Leader, Angela Burns, in the short video below to find out more about our LLB (Hons) Degree course.

 
Course Details & Modules

A successful lawyer is able to apply legal knowledge to a complex situation and provide a well-reasoned solution.

Each module of this Arden University Law Degree will present different core principles of law. Once you have this core theory under your belt, you will be able to tailor your studies to suit your professional interests by choosing one optional module.

Modules

Year 1

  • Foundations in Legal Skills
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law and Ethics
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

Study skills

During the first six weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend four study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual eight hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Year 2

  • Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 - Land and Other Torts
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Law of Property
  • European Union Law
  • Pro Bono and Professional Practice

Year 3

  • Law of Evidence
  • Equity, Trusts, and Wills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research Methods & Project

One optional module

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law
  • Intellectual Property

Please note that the modules listed may be subject to change. Optional modules are subject to availability.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Portfolios of work
  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Problem solving scenarios
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Analysis and Research Projects

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your LLB (Hons) Blended Learning course, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may also be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

This Blended Learning LLB (Hons) Law Degree has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Law Degree do for me?

If you are aspiring to become a barrister or solicitor then you’ll know that starting with an LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Degree is a great foundation for your vocational training. Studying for your LLB (Hons) with Arden, you will:

  • Become fully prepared for a successful career in law
  • Obtain a wide range of highly transferable skills
  • Graduate ready to take your next steps towards becoming a barrister or solicitor; OR enter a paralegal role in a private practice

Please note, the academic route training requirements for qualifying as a solicitor are changing. Please see course essentials for more information. 

What can I do after Arden University?

Your options are endless and it all depends on your preference. If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you will need to take on further study or move onto the vocational training. 

Qualified solicitors can also go on to fill roles such as legal executive, judge, legal secretary and contract negotiator.

You could also consider working in:

  • Business and commerce
  • Court services
  • Banking and finance
  • Local and central government
  • Police and prison services
  • Social work
  • Teaching

What do Arden's LLB alumni say?

“I am working for a global firm in a senior position, and my hope is that my LLB Law journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar. Giving yourself a good challenge, proving your capabilities and widen your horizon…it's a great experience!”

Detloff Rump, Arden University Law student

“Doing the LLB law degree has opened a lot of new job opportunities which I did not have before. It made me more marketable within the job sector.”

Miriam Aziz, Arden University Law graduate

Study Centres

What Study Centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at Study Centres throughout the UK and include:

Need more information? Discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University Study Centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of an on-site Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend two days a week at your chosen Study Centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions, you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • You'll have unlimited access to materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern Study Centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space

Our great city-centre locations also mean plenty of local restaurants, leisure facilities and culture around you as you study.

Next steps

Applying for your LLB with Qualifying Status takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your LLB qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Arden Tutors

Your Arden module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions.

You can meet Arden University's LLB Course Leader, Angela Burns, in the short video below to find out more about our LLB (Hons) Degree course.

 
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