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Course Essentials

Throughout this degree you will become increasingly immersed into the world of legal systems. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, this QLD covers the key pillars of legal knowledge.

If you want a law degree to be the start of your career as a legal professional, a Qualifying Law Degree should be your only choice.

You will delve into the fundamentals of the UK and EU legal system. And each module will develop your knowledge of law knowledge of Law and build the skills needed to pursue your career.

Study when it suits you - choose daytime or evening sessions

Study the LLB at our Birmingham or Holborn study centre and you can opt for evening classes when you start your degree this October.

You’ll attend sessions at your chosen study centre every Monday and Wednesday (Birmingham) or Wednesday and Thursday (Holborn) from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. You can then make up the remainder of your full-time hours online (minimum 12 per week) as and when it suits you.

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Key Information

UCAS Course Code:
Course Title:
LLB (Hons) QLD
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Exemptions Available:
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
Next Open Day:
Tues 9th October
Course details & modules

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

Each year of this 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 two optional modules.


Year 1 –

Foundations in Legal Skills

English Legal System

Criminal Law

Law of Contract

Law and Ethics

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Year 2 –

Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence

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 and Trusts

International Commercial Law

Legal Research Methods & Project

Options –

Family Law

Employment Law

Company Law

Intellectual Property

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


We use a wide variety of assessment methods, 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 studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may 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 the Course Specification.

Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements.

To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements 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;
completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

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

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). Get in touch with any questions.

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Career impact

What can a law degree do for me?

If you are aspiring to become a barrister or solicitor then you’ll know starting with a Qualifying Law Degree is a great foundation for your vocational training. So, what will this QLD do for you? 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, armed with the knowledge and skills you need, and feel prepared to enter a paralegal role in a private practice

What can I do after uni?

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 (LPC or BPTC).

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 our alumni say?

“I am working for a global firm in a quite senior position, and my hope is that my LLB 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

“Doing the 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

Fees & Funding


How much is my course?


UK Fees and Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.

The most common funding for undergraduate UK students is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.

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 £21,000 a year.

Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

UK students who study our full-time blended learning courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. You can find further information here.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options here.

EU/International Fees and Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, this course is also available as a distance learning programme.

Study centres

If you study a blended learning programme, you’ll attend classes two or three days a week at your chosen study centre. You can find our study centres in:

  • Tower Hill, London
  • Ealing, London
  • Holborn, London
  • City Centre, Birmingham
  • City Centre, Manchester

Learn more about our study centres here.

Meet the tutors

Your 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 our LLB course leader, Angela Burns, in this short video.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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