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Course Overview

The LLB is a law degree that qualifies you for exemption from the academic stage of professional legal education, recognised by the two main legal professional bodies: the Bar Council (barristers) and the Law Society (solicitors).

This course meets the requirement for the first step of your training to become a fully qualified lawyer or barrister in England and Wales.

In the study, you will develop your knowledge of all aspects of law at lectures and seminars, and supplement this with your own independent study. Lectures are often interactive, involving exercises and informal assessment by other students, and by you of your own work. Seminars are small group discussions which you will need to prepare for in advance. Here you will learn to analyse legal principles and apply them to practical situations, assess competing arguments and choose between alternative approaches. Group work and moots (pretend courts) will hone your verbal arguing and presentation skills.

The course will also teach you to do legal research, and to review information from academic sources, journals and electronic resources. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to do your own research into an aspect of law which the course has not covered.

You can opt to extend the course by a year, and spend a year doing a legal work placement, which we will help you to find. The course also includes careers events and talks by guest speakers from the legal profession.

Key information

    Course name

    LLB Law

    Total academic credits

    360 credits

    Qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Law with honours

    Awarding body

    Middlesex University

    Professional recognition

    The Bar Council (barristers) and the Law Society (solicitors)

    Academic level

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study mode

    Full time


    3 year or 4 years with work placement

    Tuition fees

    £11,500 per year



    Work placement


    Course location


Academic entry requirements

• 320 UCAS tariff points including A-Level (or equivalent) Maths at grade B, plus GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C
• BTEC National Diploma/International Baccalaureate/Advanced Progression Diplomas
• Access to HE Diploma
• International students should meet equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification
• If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree
• If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three.

English entry requirements

Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component.

Progression route

Further academic study at postgraduate level including the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), LLM, and PG Cert in Education or professional career.

Career opportunities

The common career route for LLB graduates is as a solicitor or barrister, but there are many related sectors where a law degree is also highly desired, they include: business (including Human Resources, Tax and Insurance), charity, management or administration. Careers you might pursue include: Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive, Paralegal, community advisory work, or In-house legal departments.


Year 1


  • English Legal System  (30 credits)
  • Law of Contract  (30 credits)
  • Legal Method  (30 credits)
  • Public Law (30 credits)


Year 2


  • Consumers and the Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • EU Law (30 credits)


  • Human Rights (30 credits)
  • Jurisprudence (30 credits)
  • Tort (30 credits)


Placement year

The university encourages students to either undertake a paid work placement during their studies as a year-long assignment between year two and three, or to undertake an internship; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.

The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.

Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.

The university’s specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.


Year 3


  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Land Law (30 credits)



  • Business Organisations  (30 credits)
  • Child and Family Law  (30 Credits)
  • Employment Law (30 credits)
  • Evidence (30 credits)
  • Immigration, Nationality And Asylum Law in the UK (30 credits)
  • Medical Law (30 credits)
  • Project (30 credits)
  • Public International Law (30 credits)


Assessment methods

You will be assessed through exams, moots (pretend courts), presentations and coursework. The university will be looking at your knowledge and analysis of legal principles and different areas of law, and also your ability to do effective research, your understanding, analysis and use of source materials, your ability to assess competing legal arguments, and your capacity to recognise potential conclusions for situations and give reasons for them. You will be expected to write clearly, succinctly and accurately and use accurate legal terminology. The university will also be looking at your verbal arguing skills and your ability to work in a team for moots and presentations.


Aims of the programme

The programme aims to:

  • Provide the student with the level of knowledge and understanding of foundation subjects of English and European Union Law and an opportunity to develop the associated transferable intellectual and key skills that will enable the student to satisfy the requirements set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for the academic stage of training
  • Provide the student with a broad academic qualification, which develops the student’s understanding of the social, political, economic, cultural, historical and ethical context within which law operates
  • Provide the student with specialist law modules enabling students to extend and develop their legal knowledge and understanding in areas of academic or professional interest
  • Develop the skills of legal analysis and encourage an ability to evaluate the law and legal systems and processes
  • Provide a programme of study which is relevant to the legal profession and employers in general and lays the foundation for a successful career


Main learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

On completion of this programme the successful student will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • The principal legal concepts and principles of English and EU law, including familiarity with their institutions and procedures
  • The primary sources of English and EU law: case law, legislation and other relevant material. How the laws are made and developed; of the institutions within which the law is administered and the personnel who practise law
  • The foundation subjects of English Law (contract law, tort, public law, land law, criminal law, equity & trusts and European Union law), meeting the requirements of the professional bodies for exemption from the academic stage of training
  • The relevant social, business, political, historical, ethical, and cultural contexts within which the law operates
  • The study in depth and in context of some substantive areas beyond the foundations of legal knowledge of the legal system
  • A wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of English Law and to explain the relationship between them in a number of particular areas
  • The ethical dimensions within which the law operates


Cognitive (thinking) skills

On completion of this programme the successful student will be able to:

  • Accurately identify and analyse legal issues by applying knowledge of legal principles and concepts to complex practical situations and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority
  • Reflect on the values and principles underpinning the law
  • Prioritise, analyse, discriminate between and evaluate information and relevant areas for research from a variety of sources
  • Synthesise relevant doctrinal and policy issues in relation to a topic
  • Read critically in order to assess the validity of competing arguments on legal issues
  • Research, understand, interpret and apply the primary source material of English and EU law
  • Present and make a reasoned choice between alternative approaches


Practical skills

On completion of the programme the successful student will be able to:

  • Undertake independent research and to identify, retrieve, investigate and manage information from a range of academic sources, both paper and electronic to produce up-to-date information
  • Locate and use primary and secondary legal sources relevant to the topic under study; and to reference the sources accurately according to recognised conventions
  • Understand and use the English Language proficiently both orally and in writing in relation to legal matters
  • Present knowledge or an argument both orally and in writing in a way which is comprehensible to others and which is directed to their concerns
  • Read and discuss both orally and in writing legal materials which are written in technical and complex language
  • Use essential electronic resources and applications
  • Produce a high quality word-processed essay or other text and present it in an appropriate form
  • Reflect critically on his/her own learning, and make constructive use of feedback
  • Undertake independent research, with limited guidance, starting from standard legal information sources in areas of law which they have not previously studied
  • Act independently in planning and undertaking tasks in areas of law which they have previously studied


Graduate skills

On completion of this programme the successful student will be able to undertake and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Personal and career development
  • Effective learning
  • Communication
  • Teamwork: to work in groups as a participant who contributes effectively to the group’s tasks
  • Use of Information technology: to use the internet and electronic information retrieval systems effectively and to compose formal e-mails
  • Numeracy: where relevant and as the basis for an argument, to use, present and evaluate information provided in numerical or statistical form