What is an LLB?
The LLB qualification is an undergraduate honours degree in law and meets SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority) and BSB (Bar Standards Boards) requirements as the academic stage of training towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister. It also presents LLB (Hons) holders with potential employment opportunities in a variety of businesses as well as a number of senior commercial positions.
The LLB focusses on practice while real-life applications of law are closely examined and taught by a mixture of experienced legal professionals and academics. The LLB provides you with a broad understanding of the English legal system and is aimed at providing the knowledge and skills necessary for progression into training as a solicitor or barrister.
LLB (Hons) Syllabus Information
The LLB is divided into three stages, with the option for you to stop at the end of each stage and be awarded a qualification.
The successful completion of Stage 1 will attract the Certificate of Higher Education (Legal Studies) while completing Stage 2 attracts the Diploma of Higher Education (Legal Studies). The 3rd and final stage gains a Bachelor of Laws or LLB.
The LLB comprises of 360 credits and the general range of compulsory subjects and electives for each stage are outlined below along with the credits for each one:
Stage 1 - Certificate of Higher Education (Legal Studies)
• English Legal System - Credits15
• Tort Law – Credits 30
• Contract Law – Credits 30
• Introduction to Mandarin – Credits 15
• Family Law – Credits 15
• Consumer Law – Credits 15
• Introduction to Business Law – Credits 15
• Jurisprudence - Creidts15
• Skills in Practice – Credits 15
• Extra Credit Project – Credits 15
Stage 2 - Diploma of Higher Education (Legal Studies)
• Criminal Law – Credits 30
• Constitutional and Administrative Law – Credits 30
• Law of the European Union – Credits 15
Optional – 15 Credits
• Employment Law I
• Child Law
• Commercial Contract
• Medical Law I
Stage 3 - Bachelor of Laws
Compulsory – 30 Credits Each
• Land Law
• Research and Analysis
• Law of Equity and Trusts
Optional – 15 Credits Each
• Media Law
• Comparative Corporate Governance
• Intellectual Property II
• Employment Law II
• Company Law I
• Comparative Criminal Law and Practice
• Law of Armed Conflict
• Medical Law II
• Public International Law
• Intellectual Property I
• International Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Property Tax
• Comparative Family Law
There are specific combinations of core and elective modules that will lead to the LLB Business Law degree qualification. It is also possible for non-law degree holders to achieve the LLB by adding a number of modules and credits to their Graduate Diploma in Law and completing the LPC or BPTC/BVC programme.
The reputation of the training institution that awards an LLB is of the upmost importance to you in terms of securing a position within the top law firms. Many law firms return to specific training course providers that have proven excellent at preparing students for a successful legal career.