LLB (Hons)

This practical law degree is designed to help you become career-ready by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), it is perfect if you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to be a solicitor, or undertake the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you aim to be a barrister. You may also want to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of other rewarding careers.

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.com

Three year programme code: M100

Two year accelerated code: M101

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Key Information

  • You will join a world-renowned law school with exclusive, global law firm clients
  • It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics
  • You will be fully supported through your degree by academic lecturers and a dedicated pastoral student manager
  • We offer a dedicated revision programme for BPP University’s law students to support you through your exams and assessments
  • You will have access to live webcast lectures and 24/7 access to recorded lectures and study notes online
  • 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) degree
  • You may study specialised electives from all areas and types of practice including: Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, Medical Law, Employment Law and Company Law
  • In your first term you will study our LLB Plus module which provides you with the knowledge and skills to complete the LLB (Hons) programme to the best of your abilities; providing skills development in areas such as communication, time management and organisation
  • All modules within the programme are practice-focused, designed to enhance your employability in a legal context; 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
  • 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^

Your degree

All modules within the programme are designed to help you become ‘career ready’ and to enhance your employability in a legal context. Taught by experienced legal professionals and academics, the BPP University LLB (Hons) programme will provide you with the perfect start to your legal education. Throughout your studies, you will benefit from outstanding learning materials, textbooks and online resources – all included in your fee.

Putting your skills into practice

On the LLB (Hons) programme, you will 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

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

Once you have decided how you are going to study, you have the option to 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 is 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 access to a Student Manager, 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, technology has made it possible for you to study your degree anywhere and anytime on BPP University’s LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme.

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 will graduate equipped with practical skills and knowledge that make a difference – and give you a competitive edge in your career.

You will 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 12-months after you complete your studies

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.


Modules

Compulsory

  • English Legal System and Skills (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • Constitutional and HR Law (15 credits)
  • Administrative Law (15 credits)
  • LLB PLUS (0)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Law of the European Union (15 credits)
  • Professional Skills in Practice (15 credits)
  • Legal Ethics (15 credits)

Electives

  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems (15 credits)
  • Legal Research (30 credits)
  • Banking and 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)
  • 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)

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:

May 2016

Three year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 260+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum BCC, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test
  • 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.

Two years accelerated

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 300+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum BBB or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test
  • 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.

Four - six years part-time

 

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 260+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum BCC, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

From September 2016

Three year programme:

 

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 320+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum ABB, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

Two years accelerated

 

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 320+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum ABB, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

Four - six years part-time

 

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 320+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum BCC, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

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 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 four 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

 

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

May 2016:

  • 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: £8,300 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £12,450 a year

September 2016 onwards:

  • 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: £9,500 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £14,250 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.

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

Payment plans and schedules

BPP University's flexible payment plans let you spread the cost of your programme across the duration of your studies:

Download a full list of fees and payment plans for January 2016

Loans

All full-time UK/EU students intending to study this programme are eligible to apply for Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans. These help to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. Part-time UK/EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan only.

How you apply for student finance varies depends on where you live. You will find detailed information on the application process and the amount of funding you will be entitled to at www.gov.uk/student-finance

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:

Tel: 03331 224 359
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

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.

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.