LLB (Hons)

BPP University’s LLB (Hons) is a practice-facing law programme which has been designed with employers to ensure the programme teaches ‘practice-ready’ skills that enhance your employability in a legal context. It is suitable for those who want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you want to be a Solicitor, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you aim to be a Barrister, or those who want to use the knowledge and skills they have learnt to open the doors to a variety of rewarding careers. You can tailor your degree with a range of specialised electives or opt for our LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law.

The LLB (Hons) is awarded by BPP University.


Programme Details


Locations*
BirminghamBristolLeeds, London WaterlooManchester
Study Options UCAS Code Start date Fees (per year)
3 years full-time; 2 years accelerated; 4 - 6 years part-time day M100 (3 year)
M101 (2 year)
September, January
and May
from £6,000
Delivery Mode Duration School Subject Area
Classroom, Distance Learning 2-6 years BPP Law School Law
Exemptions Funding Available Scholarships Pathway
N/A Yes Yes Yes
*Please note that modules run subject to demand, therefore not all modules may run in every location and it may not be possible to study your first choice of electives during your programme.

Key Information

  • Gain practical legal experience by working on real cases through our Pro Bono Centre from year two onwards – and potentially use your experiences to count towards your degree in our Independent Experience Project module
  • You can apply for a student loan for both study options - classroom-based learning and online
  • Our LLB (Hons) is a practical law degree designed with employers and taught by experienced legal professionals and legal academics
  • You will be fully supported through your degree by academic lecturers and a dedicated student manager
  • Dedicated revision programme for BPP University law students to support you through your exams and assessments
  • All classes and materials are available online for consolidation, revision and catch-up consisting of live and online classes and lectures dependent on location - (see locations tab below for full details)
  • Flexible start dates in September, January and May at a choice of multiple city centre locations
  • Specialist legal careers advice available as soon as you accept your place, until you secure your first legal position
  • Tailor your LLB (Hons) through a choice of specialised electives from all areas and types of practice, from Family Law and Armed Conflict through to Medical Law, Employment Law and Banking Law
  • Pace your study over 2 or 3 years full-time, or 4–6 years part-time day, with the ability to accelerate or decelerate your learning to suit your study profile (changing pace of study may have fee implications)
  • Secure a place on our Career Guaranteed LPC or MA (LPC with Business) if you obtain a minimum 2.2 degree

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Your degree 

All modules within the programme are ‘practice-ready’, designed to enhance your employability in a legal context. In particular, you’ll develop the ability to undertake legal research, identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions, analyse cases and statutes and construct legal arguments.

Taught by experienced legal professionals and academics, the BPP University LLB (Hons) programme is the perfect start to your legal education. Throughout your studies, you'll benefit from outstanding learning materials and online resources – all included in your fee.

More details about the programme can be found in the programme specification handbook.

Putting your skills into practice

On the LLB (Hons) programme, you'll learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you'll develop the ability to:

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

Study options

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As well as offering the traditional classroom-based experience, you can choose to study using a wealth of online resources; you could complete your degree entirely online.

Once you have decided how you are going to study, you can select a start in September, January or May. You can then study on the traditional two-term per year basis, and complete your degree in three years, or you can complete your degree within two years by studying three terms a year.

Alternatively, if you wish to combine study with work or other commitments, you can choose to study on a part-time day basis, with completion of your degree within four to six years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time day to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also, if you change from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa) or change the speed of your part-time day study, you will be required to notify the Student Loans Company, as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Classroom experience

The BPP University ethos is ‘learning by doing’. Classes are designed with an interactive focus, based on discussions, debates and resolving case studies. You will learn the academic knowledge, but just as importantly you will learn how it's applied in practice, with a logical approach, presenting your arguments persuasively and in a structured manner. This gives you a great base for the vocational stage of your training, whether you want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Teaching delivery varies by location, but includes a variety of contact methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, optional online tutorials and consolidation classes. Small teaching groups are of around 18 students. All our students also have a personal tutor and access to Student Advisors, should you need any guidance or additional support outside of class time.

LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme

For those of you who want a flexible approach to your study, without any compromise on quality and experience, technology has made it possible for you to study your degree anywhere and anytime on BPP University’s LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme. How does the online learning work?

Preparing for practice

The LLB (Hons) programme combines academic rigour with a practical focus. Our faculty is made up of experienced legal practitioners and academics, ideally positioned to set the law in a practical context. This practice-focused emphasis means you graduate equipped with practical skills and knowledge that make a difference – and give you a competitive edge in your career.

You'll have the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations given by a wide variety of potential employers. As well as network with practitioners at special events and careers fairs.

Specialist careers advice

As part of our specialist careers service, you will be able to take advantage of:

  • Invaluable one-to-one support
  • Advice on applying for jobs and internships
  • Intensive coaching for interviews
  • Guidance on researching potential employers
  • Careers support from the moment you accept your place on the programme until you secure your first legal position

Key Information Sets about this programme

 

Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of information about full or part-time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students. Find out more


Modules

Our LLB (Hons) is a Qualifying Law Degree and meets the requirements set out by the Joint Academic Stage Board. The programme comprises of 360 credits, composed of compulsory and elective modules. The modules listed below provide an indicative guide to syllabus content.

Please note that modules run subject to demand, therefore not all modules may run in every location and it may not be possible to study your first choice of electives during your programme.

Compulsory

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional and Human Rights Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal System and Skills
  • Land Law
  • Law of Equity and Trusts
  • Law of the European Union
  • Law of Tort
  • Lawyers’ Ethics
  • Professional Skills in Practice

Final Year Electives**

  • Public International Law
  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems
  • Legal Research
  • Banking Law
  • Child Law
  • Company Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Independent Experience Project (Research Module)
  • Family Law
  • Financial Crime
  • General Principles of Taxation (Research Module)
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Financial Law
  • International Trade and Commerce
  • Introduction to Mandarin
  • Jurisprudence
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • Law of Evidence
  • Media Law
  • Medical Law
  • Property Tax (research module)

Entry requirements

We use the UCAS Tariff to set our minimum entry requirements. The tariff provides a point-based equivalent for a range of qualifications, such as A-Levels, NVQs and so on. For more details on the UCAS points system and eligible qualifications, see the UCAS website.

General UCAS entry requirements for the full-time programmes are 260 points for 3 years, and 300+ points for 2 years accelerated.

How to apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS (programme code: M100).

Three years full-time programme code: M100

Two years full-time accelerated programme code: M101

Part-time applications for the LLB (Hons) programme should be made direct to BPP University using the link at the top of this page.

Pathway and foundation programmes

If you want to apply for a place on the LLB (Hons), but think you don't meet the entry requirements, we still encourage you to apply as all applications are considered on merit.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, you may be eligible for our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Legal Studies programme or the International Foundation Certificate in Legal Studies, which will help you prepare for this programme.

Flexible study options

As our aim is to provide a flexible LLB (Hons) degree programme, we offer the opportunity to study either face-to-face or online on a full-time or part-time basis. We also offer three start dates per year - September, January or May.

Students studying online will be required to attend in the UK for all programme examinations except where BPP University has agreed alternative arrangements with the student prior to enrolment.

International students

BPP University welcomes students from all over the world. Applications for undergraduate full-time programmes are via UCAS. Applications for part-time or online studies can be made directly to the international admissions team (please note part-time and online programmes do not qualify for a TIER 4 visa).

If you are an international student, and English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 6.5 score (or equivalent) to prove that your English is good enough to take the programme.

For more information:

Tel: 03331 224 359
Email: internationaladmissions@bpp.com

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers Service in place to give students this ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways. Which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers Service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, these have been identified as the skills critical to the success of organisations and cover areas as diverse as negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It’s never too early to start learning all the essential skills you’ll need to get a job, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University and benefit from continued access for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with students across all ten 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

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS extra card.

Study locations

You can choose to study our LLB (Hons) programme in September, January or May at one of five locations, depending on your start date.

  Tutorials Workshops Lectures Revision Lectures/ Support
Birmingham Live Live All live at levels 4 and 5 except 15 credit PSIP module. Online lectures also available to all students. All online ONLY at level 6. No Live delivery of lectures at Level 6 Live and Online
Bristol Live Live All live at levels 4 and 5 except 15 credit PSIP module. Online lectures also available to all students. All online ONLY at level 6. No Live delivery of lectures at Level 6 Live and Online
Leeds Live Live All live at levels 4 and 5 except 15 credit PSIP module. Online lectures also available to all students. All online ONLY at level 6. No Live delivery of lectures at Level 6 Live and Online
London Live Live All live at levels 4 and 5 except 15 credit PSIP module. Online lectures also available to all students. All online ONLY at level 6. No Live delivery of lectures at Level 6 Live and Online
Manchester Live Live All live at levels 4 and 5 except 15 credit PSIP module. Online lectures also available to all students. All online ONLY at level 6. No Live delivery of lectures at Level 6 Live and Online
Distance Learning OCR OCR Online OCR and Online

 

Accommodation

Whether you are looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we'll help you find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat- shares and hotels – as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you'd like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:







Fees

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £7,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, six-year part-time degree: £3,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, four-year part-time degree: £4,500 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £7,850 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £11,775 a year

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.

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 Loans Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Additional charges

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

Resit fees for assessments £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

Loans

All full-time UK/EU students intending to study at BPP University are eligible for a student loan and/ or maintenance loan. These help cover tuition fees and living costs while you are studying. Find out more about scholarships and student loans.

For more information, please contact the Student Finance Office:

  • Tel: 020 7061 1301
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389
  • Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

BPP University Scholarships

At BPP University, we want students with passion and drive. Which is why we offer bursaries to high achievers and to those who might not have the finances to go to university, but do have the ability, commitment and dedication. You can find out more about our scholarships at www.bpp.com/scholarships.

Payment plans and schedules

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