LLB (Hons)

The LLB is a practice-facing law degree and we are now one of the UK’s largest full-time LLB programmes. The modules have 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 or 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) Business Law.

The LLB (Hons) is awarded by BPP University.

Programme Details


Locations*
BirminghamBristolLeeds, London WaterlooManchester, Online
Study Options UCAS Code Start date Fees (per year)
3 years; 2 years accelerated; part time M100 (3 year)
M101 (2 year)
September, January
and May
2013-14 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
*Subject to demand. Please note programmes/modes may not run at all locations.

Key Information

  • Secure place on our Career Guaranteed LPC or MA (LPC with Business) if you obtain a minimum 2.2 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
  • 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’ll benefit from outstanding learning materials and online resources throughout your studies – all included in your fee
  • Flexible start dates in September, January and May at a choice of multiple city centre locations
  • You can apply for a student loan for both study options - classroom-based learning and online
  • Specialist legal careers advice available as soon as you accept your place, until you secure your first legal position
  • Our LLB (Hons) is a practical law degree designed with employers and taught by experienced legal professionals and legal academics
  • Tailor your LLB 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
  • You will be fully supported through your degree by academic lecturers and a dedicated student manager
  • Dedicated revision programme for BPP law students to support you through your exams and assessments
  • Pace your study over 2 or 3 years full-time, or 4–6 years part-time, with the ability to accelerate or decelerate your learning to suit your study profile (changing pace of study may have fee implications)
  • 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)

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Your degree

Taught by experienced legal professionals and academics, the BPP LLB 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 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 – so 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 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 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 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.

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 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 around 18. 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. Please see the locations page for more details of what is delivered in each location.

Online LLB (Hons) Law Degree

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 (almost) anytime on BPP’s online LLB programme. How does the online learning work?

Preparing you for practice

The LLB 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 the practical skills and knowledge that make a difference – and give you the 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 career 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


Term dates 2013/2014

 

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

The LLB undergraduate programme comprises 360 credits composed of compulsory and optional modules.

Our LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree and meets the requirements set out by the Joint Academic Stage Board. The modules listed below provide an indicative guide to syllabus content.

Certain module combinations lead to the LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law.

Please note that modules run subject to demand, therefore all modules may not run in all locations.

Compulsory

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional and Human Rights Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal System and Reasoning
  • Land Law
  • Law of Equity and Trusts
  • Law of the European Union
  • Law of Tort
  • Lawyers’ Ethics
  • Legal Skills
  • Professional Skills in Practice
  • Final year electives**
  • 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 two or three year full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS (programme code: M100).

For the part-time LLB (Hons) please apply direct to BPP using the link at the top of this page.

Pathway and foundation programmes

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 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 a 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 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 details of which international qualifications are accepted for this programme, please see our country-specific entry requirements.

For more information:

Tel: +44 (0)207 430 7065     
Email: internationaladmissions@bpp.com

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-campus. 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 Student Life

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 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.











Study locations

You can choose to study our LLB (Hons) programme in September, January or May at one of six locations, depending on your start date. For full details download our guide to 2013/2014 dates and locations.

 

International students

  Tutorials Seminars Lectures Cores Consolidation Revision Lectures/ Support
Birmingham Live Live Less than 50% Live Live Live
Bristol Live Live Online Live Live
Leeds Live Live Less than 50% live Live Live
London Live Live Majority Live Live Live
Manchester Live Live Majority Live Live Live

 

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 from September 2014

  • 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: £7,500 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £11,250 a year

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.

Loans and scholarships

All full-time UK/EU students intending to study at BPP are eligible for a student loan and or maintenance grant. 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: