Arden’s Law LLB (Hons) course is the perfect pathway if you aspire to become a lawyer or barrister. An LLB qualification, also known as a Bachelor of Laws, is equivalent to a BA or BSc undergraduate degree, and is the first step to an exciting choice of career possibilities in the law sector and also in professions such as journalism, politics, policing, teaching, and much more.
Our LLB course, which is available at our UK study centres and also as a fully online degree, has been newly updated to reflect recent changes to professional practice qualifications in the UK. You now have the opportunity to select specific degree pathways, such as preparing for a career as a solicitor by opting for course modules that cover the knowledge required for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1). Alternatively, you may want to take a pathway that prepares you for a Bar Training Course if you wish to qualify as a barrister in the future.
However, we don’t expect all our students to make a concrete decision about their future career when they first join us, and this law course isn’t just for those that want to work in the legal sector. You’ll have time to discover which aspects of your law degree ignite your passion during your first few years of study, and you’ll find that this LLB course helps you develop a full suite of skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, presentation, negotiation, and persuasion. Workplace attributes such as these are hugely valuable across a wide range of contemporary careers, and you’ll graduate with a highly regarded qualification that provides value for a lifetime.
Preparation for the SQE 1 exam
The way in which solicitors and barristers qualify in England and Wales has recently changed. Our LLB reflects the latest industry requirements to ensure that students are fully equipped to take the relevant Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) exams if they wish to do so. This includes access to SQE related learning materials for up to a year to prepare for sitting part 1 of the SQE exam for all successful graduates.
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.
Core modules (20 credits)
Optional professional practice modules:
SQE pathway recommended modules (20 credits)*
Business Law and Practice
Solicitors Professional Practice
Law of Evidence
Bar pathway recommended modules (20 credits)*
European Union Law
Law of Evidence
Optional modules (20 credits)*
Immigration and Asylum Law
Placement and Pro Bono
International Commercial Law
Legal Research Project
Legal Dissertation (40 credits)
*For students enrolled at our UK study centres: modules are subject to student numbers and may be delivered in the online format where necessary.
Levels and awards
Law LLB (Hons) (360 credits)
Diploma of Higher Education in Law (240 credits)
Certificate in Higher Education in Law (120 credits)
Virtual Law Firm
A unique aspect of this course is Arden’s Virtual Law Firm. The Virtual Law Firm replicate many of the aspects of professional law practice that you will encounter in the workplace, such as receiving client instructions, interacting with colleagues, and working to deadlines. Through the Virtual Law Firm, you’ll be able to apply your learning to real world scenarios in a safe environment with supportive feedback and guidance from our law faculty members.
Assessment methods tailored to your career
To assess your progress through the course, a variety of assessment methods are used that support the development of your knowledge, application, and skills. At level 4 and level 5, each module’s assessment contains two parts.
At level 6, you’ll have the opportunity to choose which modules you wish to study to reflect your desired career path, and you’ll be given full support and guidance through each item of assessment you undertake.
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.
Standard entry requirements
Non standard entry requirements
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this LLB degree, even if you do not currently meet our standard entry requirements. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, as well as references and evidence of relevant experiences and/or previous qualifications.
Exemptions may be granted in respect of other prior qualifications subject to Arden’s APCL regulations.
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide the above evidence of English proficiency. More information can be found here.
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.
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.
A law degree provides you with a wide range of transferable skills that can be used in a variety of professions. You’ll learn how to research and critically analyse information, communicate information in different formats to different audiences, work through a problems, and reach reasoned conclusions. As such, a law degree give you the skills and attributes sought after in a range of careers, including those in non-legal professions.
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. Studying your Law LLB (Hons) will help you:
We don’t expect undergraduate students to have a set career in mind before starting their degree. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your future options. Instead, we prepare you with a range of skills that employers from a variety of industries value. After graduating from the course, you’ll feel confident to make a decision about your future career path.
Future legal roles include:
Non legal career options are almost endless, but popular choices include:
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: