LLB (Hons)

This practical law degree is designed to make you 'career-ready' by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. It is perfect whether you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC), to be a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), if you aim to be a barrister, or want to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of rewarding careers.

If you obtain a minimum 2:2 in your LLB you will secure a place on our LPC or MA (LPC with Business) programme. You’ll also benefit from our Career Guarantee: If you don’t secure a training contract or pupillage within six months of graduating from our LPC or BPTC programmes you can study another qualification, worth up to £16,500, for free*.

The LLB (Hons) degree is awarded by BPP University.


Programme details
Locations

London Waterloo, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

Three years full-time
Two years full-time accelerated
Four-six years part-time (daytime)

Modes of study

Classroom

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.ac.uk

Three year programme code: M100

Two year accelerated code: M101

* To find out more please visit our Career Guarantee page

^ 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 can secure a place on our Career Guaranteed* LPC or MA (LPC with Business) if you obtain a minimum 2.2 on our LLB (Hons) degree
  • It is a practical law degree designed with employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and legal academics
  • You may study specialised electives from all areas and types of practice, from Family Law and Child Law to International Public Law and Law of Armed Conflict through to Medical Law, Employment Law and Company Law
  • You will be fully supported through your degree by academic lecturers and a dedicated student manager
  • We offer a dedicated revision programme for BPP University's law students to support you through your exams and assessments
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • You will join a world renowned law school with exclusive global law firm clients. BPP University has excellent links with the legal profession and strong connections with a wide range of international law firms, many of whom send their trainees exclusively to BPP University Law School
  • All modules within the programme are ‘practice-focused’, designed to enhance your employability 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 and construct legal arguments
  • You can gain practical legal experience by working on real cases through our Pro Bono Centre from year two, and potentially use your experiences to count towards your degree in our Independent Experience Project module
  • Throughout your studies, you’ll benefit from outstanding learning materials, textbooks and resources – all included in your fee
  • Our specialist legal career advice is available to you as soon as you accept your university place, until you secure your first legal position

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.

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

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

Electives

  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems
  • Legal Research
  • Banking Law
  • Child Law
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Independent Experience Project (Research Module)
  • Family Law
  • General Principles of Taxation (Research Module)
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Financial Law
  • International Trade and Commerce
  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • Medical Law
  • Property Tax (Research Module)
  • Public International Law

Please note: Modules run subject to demand and modules/electives may not run at all locations. Not all options are always available each semester or at every BPP University Law School location.


Entry requirements

General UCAS requirements for the full-time programmes are:

Three year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 260+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum BCC

Two year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 300+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum BBB

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

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
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: £9,000 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:

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 bpp.com/scholarships.

Payment plans and schedules