LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status

LLB (Hons)

With Qualifying Status

Summary

Study level
Award
Full time
3 years
Part time
3 years+
Location
London, Birmingham, Manchester or Online

Course Overview

Start your career as a legal professional by studying an LLB degree with qualifying status. Interested in politics or business? Have your mind set on a future in journalism? With the transferable skills an LLB qualification gives you, no goal is too ambitious. 

Immersing you into the world of legal systems, this course focuses on the fundamentals of English Law and the different components of the legal system. Throughout each module, you’ll develop a thorough knowledge of everything there is to know about law – building the skills needed to pursue your dream career. 

With this professionally focused degree, which is equivalent to a BA or BSc course, you’ll learn practical skills that are focused on your future employability. Studying our LLB also means you’ll start gathering the knowledge required for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1), as well as taking an important step towards a Bar Practice Course if you wish to qualify as a barrister in the future.

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Course details and modules

A successful lawyer is able to apply legal knowledge to a complex situation and provide a well-reasoned solution. During each module of this LLB (Hons) course, you’ll explore the core principles of Law – going above and beyond the basics. Once you have this core theory under your belt, you’ll be able to tailor your studies by choosing one of our four optional modules.

Bettina Finna

Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don't do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.

Bettina Finna
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Modules

Our LLB (Hons) is adapting to reflect changes coming in to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.  We are therefore updating and modernising this course from September 2021 onwards. This will mean that the modules listed below are subject to change for students joining us from September onwards.

  • Foundations in Legal Skills
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law and Ethics
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • 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
  • Law of Evidence
  • Equity, Trusts, and Wills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research Methods and Project

Optional Modules

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

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

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

Study options

This course is available to study through Arden’s blended learning study mode at our study centres in London Ealing, London Tower Hill, London Holborn, Manchester, and Birmingham.
 
The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere in the UK or worldwide. 

Imran Ali Khalifa

I wanted to study with Arden because it was the only option I found that truly suited my needs and what I was looking for in a university. The affordable cost of the course, and the fact that I could transfer my credits from previous studies really made Arden stand out.

Imran Ali Khalifa
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status – Distance Learning

Blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at the Arden study centre of your choice. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully.
 
Blended learning is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who live within commuting or driving distance of one of our UK study centres. 

Please note: study centre classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

Our LLB with qualifying status degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • If you don’t currently hold the above qualifications, we also offer this course with an additional foundation year, which is designed for students who need extra support when starting their degree course.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

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

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

 

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Harriet Jones

The courses at Arden University allow you to explore elements of the legal system such as, the relationship between crime, society and the law, the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology, and crime prevention. By the time you’ve completed you course, we’ll have provided you with transferrable critical thinking skills that can be applied to a range of careers. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
 

Harriet Jones
Law Programme Team Leader 

Career prospects

We don’t expect undergraduate students to have a career in mind before starting their degree. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options. Instead, we prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value. After graduating, you’ll feel confident enough to make a decision about your future career path.  

What can a LLB (Hons) do for me?

Whether you’re using the LLB qualification as a stepping stone to your dream career, or you’re looking to hit the ground running with a graduate role straight out of university, this degree will help you build the foundations for a career in a variety of exciting and challenging industries. There are a range of skills you’ll gain from studying your LLB (Hons), including: 

  • Preparing you for a career in law
  • Equipping you with a range of transferable skills
  • Setting you up for the next steps to become a barrister or solicitor
  • Preparing you to enter work in a private practice as a paralegal, carrying out many of the tasks and roles of a qualified solicitor

What can I do after Arden University?

After graduating with an LLB (Hons) law degree, your options are endless – and it all depends on your personal preference! Maybe you want to continue your vocational training to become a solicitor or barrister? But if you’re looking to get stuck in with a career straight after graduating, a world of opportunity will be open to you. Some professions you might want to consider include: 

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

Considering further study? You’ll also be able to continue your training to become: 

  • A solicitor
  • Barrister

Industry skills

Fast track your career

Fast-Track Your Career

At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fast-Track Your Career promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course. 

On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.

We’ll provide you with advice and guidance about which master’s course meets your career needs and provides a meaningful pathway from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

To see the full terms and conditions, please visit https://arden.ac.uk/terms-and-conditions