LLB (Hons)

With Qualifying Status

Study level
3-9 years
Study locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester or Online
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status

Course Overview

Start your career as a legal professional by taking on an LLB 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. Start your journey with Arden University today. 

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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.


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.

Level 4

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

Level 5

  • 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

Level 6

  • 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

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.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


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
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

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.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Before getting started with your LLB law degree, it’s always nice to get to know the faces of who you’ll be learning from. The module tutors for this course have been selected because of their advanced teaching methods and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subjects they teach, you can expect in-depth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting, plus additional online support as and when you need it. 

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, so that 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

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your LLB law degree, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 


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

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

With blended learning you can choose to study weekdays:


  • two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm)


  • two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm)

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.