LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning]

 

Our LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme is specially designed to help you study through our innovative distance learning classroom. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Our law degrees are ideal if you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you want to be a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you aim to be a barrister. You can use the knowledge and skills you learn to open the doors to a wide variety of rewarding careers.

The LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
Location

Online: Distance learning

Start Date

September, January & May

Length of programme
Three-years, full-time
Two-years, full-time accelerated
Modes of study

Online: Distance learning

Assessment

Coursework, examinations (oral and written) and computer-based assessments

How to apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS: ucas.com

Three year programme code: 1M11

Two year accelerated code: M111

^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Key Information

  • You will learn from a mix of experienced academics and legal professionals
  • You will have access to your programme leader and tutors through an online classroom environment
  • It is designed specifically for students who cannot attend a BPP University study centre, but want to study a Qualifying Law Degree at one of the top law schools in the UK
  • You will benefit from online delivery of lectures, small group tutorials and associated online learning materials
  • A specialist Pastoral Student Manager for the LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] will provide pastoral care and offer study skills support
  • You can plan and chart your progress through your degree with a structured study planner for each year of study and structured study guides for the foundation modules
  • We operate a collaborative learning environment to encourage and develop your network
  • You can, subject to BPP University’s general eligibility and admission criteria, secure a place on our LPC or MA (LPC) with Business if you obtain a minimum 2.2 on our LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] degree
  • There is the option to attend a programme induction and a revision support weekend at our London Waterloo study centre
  • Funding is available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk for eligibility criteria and application form) and Future Finance student loans^

Our LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme is designed for UK and international students that want to study for a Qualifying Law Degree at one of the top Law Schools in the UK but can’t attend regular face-to-face sessions at our study centres. Our Distance Learning option uses BPP University’s innovative online classroom to deliver the programme. It is a structured yet flexible programme that draws on our 14-year experience in delivering distance learning programmes to give you the option to study full-time or part-time.

This is a skill-based, practice-focused degree that is designed to give you the professional and transferable skills for your career as well as the higher cognitive skills required at Honours level.

Putting your skills into practice

You'll learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you will develop the ability to:

  • Undertake legal research
  • Identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions
  • Analyse cases and statutes
  • Construct legal arguments

Study options

Our LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme has three start dates each year; September, January and May. You can study full-time over two or three years. Alternatively, if you wish to combine study with work or other commitments, you can choose to study on a part-time basis, and complete your degree within four to six years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also if you change the speed of your part-time study, you will be required to notify the Student Loan Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Studying your LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning]

For those that want a flexible approach to their study, without any compromise on quality, technology has made it possible for you to study your degree anywhere and (almost) anytime with BPP University’s online classroom.

The Distance Learning programme is delivered fully online through a mix of lectures, small group tutorials and associated online learning materials and provides student-centred learning through the use of synchronous online tutorials. You will receive a structured study planner for each year of study to enable you to plan and chart your progress throughout your degree and structured study guides for the foundation modules. You will also be given a programme of formative assessments and regular feedback.

Our Distance Learning option still provides a range of support and the opportunity for group study through:

  • Online office hours via online classrooms and monitored discussion boards
  • Assigned and grouped online classes for students as part of the teaching experience
  • Grouped online space for study groups to assist their members with development and progress on the programme

Each term is framed by ‘Headstart’ and ‘Revision’ sessions and broken up by a Reading Week in the middle. This allows you to ease your way into study and to study intensively before examinations. It also facilitates a break at the midway point of each term and gives you time to consolidate your studies and reflection.

Modules

Level 4

Compulsory

  • Public Law (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • English Legal System and Skills (30 credits)

Level 5

Compulsory

  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Law of the European Union (15 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Professional Skills in Practice (15 credits)

Level 6

Compulsory

  • Legal Ethics (15 credits)

Electives

  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems (15 credits)
  • Legal Research (30 credits)
  • Banking Law & International Finance Law (30 credits)
  • Family Law- Adult and Child (30 credits)
  • Principles of Company Law and Governance (30 credits)
  • Employment Law and Resolving Inequality in Employment (30 credits)
  • Independent Experience Project (Research Module) (15 credits)
  • General Principles of Taxation (Research Module) (15 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Brands and Copyright, Patents and Designs (30 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)
  • Public International Law & Law of Armed Conflict (30 credits)
  • Medical Law (15 credits)
  • Property Tax (Research Module) (15 credits)
  • Law of Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • Corporate Law in Practice (15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence (15 credits)
  • Landlord and Tenant Law (15 credits)

Please note: Modules run subject to demand and modules/electives may not run at all locations. A minimum of ten students are required at each location for an elective. 


Entry requirements

From 2016 entry, the UCAS Tariff is changing.

Your tariff points can be calculated using the UCAS tariff point calculator here.

You can also visit UCAS for further information on the new tariff. Alternatively, you can contact our Admissions and Enquiries Teams who are available Monday to Friday from 08.00am to 06.00pm (GMT)

  • 128+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum ABB
  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • Or possess a recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualifications;
  • Or have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

If you do not meet the programme’s entry requirements, you may be eligible for our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Legal Studies.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate programmes are via UCAS.

If English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 6.5 score or equivalent, in addition to the above entry requirements.

If you do not meet the programme's entry requirements, you may be eligible for our International Foundation Certificate in Legal Studies.

Your experience

At BPP University, your studies are just part of your student experience.

Being highly career-focused and concentrating on practical application as well as academic theories, we want your time at BPP University to be a great all-round experience.

There are many student-led activities and societies for you to choose from and lots going on off-centre. So as well as giving you the practical and academic knowledge you need to get ahead, we'll help you build the social skills you'll need to thrive in work – and life.

At BPP University we give you all the skills and advice you need to get ahead. As part of helping you get the best possible start to your working life, we provide a specialist Careers service.

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

BPP University Students' Association

Founded in 2011 after a year of consultation with and design by students, the new BPP Students' Association is home to thousands of students across all six BPP University sites and studying online.

Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme.

The Association aims to put you – the student – at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives.
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

Online access

This is a Distance Learning programme which will be taught using our online classroom facilities. Students will require sufficient bandwidth and regular internet access to be able to access the BPP University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and all relevant BPP University online Study Materials. 

Fees from January 2017

The full-time programme fee is £18,000.
The full-time accelerated programme fee is £18,000.
The part-time programme fee is £18,000.
The international programme fee is £18,000.

Fees from September 2017

The full-time programme fee is £27,000.
The full-time accelerated programme fee is £27,000.
The part-time programme fee is £27,000.
The international programme fee is £27,000.

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loans Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit-module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit-module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit-module £800

Undergraduate Loans

UK students applying for our Undergraduate courses can apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying (subject to eligibility). Tuition Fee Loans are also available for EU students.

If you are applying for a programme beginning before September 2017:

You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £6,000 (full-time) or £4,500 (part-time) per academic year. For students from Northern Ireland, the maximum tuition fee loan available is £3,805 per academic year.

If you are applying for a programme beginning in September 2017 or onwards:

You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £6,165 (full-time) or £4,625 (part-time) per academic year. For students from Northern Ireland, the maximum tuition fee loan available is £3,805 per academic year.

Students should note that from September 2017, BPP University's fee are above the maximum tuition loan available of £6,165 per year and students would therefore need to self-fund the difference. To find out more visit our undergraduate loans page.

Please note - if at any point during your studies you change modes of study or the speed at which you complete your studies, we will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as this may have funding implication.

Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships that you may find helpful if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. For more information please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/scholarships

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company or Future Finance student loans*.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit:  bppuniversity.ac.uk/student-finance

* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Flexible payment plans

For further details of instalment payment schemes and dates, please contact the Student Finance Office: