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In order to satisfy the entrance requirements for the LLB you must
» normally* be aged 17 or above by the 30 November in the year of registration and
» satisfy the Universityís General Entrance Requirements.
*Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken at the discretion of the University of London.
If you are not automatically eligible then you will be individually considered by the University of Londonís Special Admissions Panel. The Special Admissions Panel will consider qualifications which are not published under the Qualifications for Entrance Schedule, incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and substantial relevant work experience. If we cannot accept you with your current qualifications and experience, we will advise you what qualifications you could take in order to become eligible in the future.
Graduate entry to the LLB
The following are eligible to apply for graduate entry:
» graduates holding a full first degree from an acceptable university in the United Kingdom or another European country or in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa or the Caribbean
» graduates holding a full first degree from a regionally accredited institution in the USA
» graduates holding a full first degree from an acceptable university in India which is at least three-years full time in duration
Applications from students with other degrees not listed above will be considered at the discretion of the University. Professional qualifications cannot be considered for Graduate Entry. Please contact us if you would like further advice about eligibility for graduate entry.
Required standard of English
You will usually meet the English language requirement for undergraduate programmes if you:
» hold a UK GCSE / GCE O level in English at grade C or above
» have five years secondary schooling taught solely in English or have passed GCE A levels or IB in essay-based subjects
» have passed an International Foundation programme that permits entry onto a recognised UK bachelor degree
» hold a full Postgraduate award, or a full first degree or Associate degree taught and examined in English from an institute that is acceptable to the University
» have passed, within the past three years, an Associate degree, Diploma or Higher Diploma awarded by an acceptable institute / polytechnic / university in Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore, or
» have passed, within the past three years, a test of proficiency in English language from an organisation acceptable to the University.
Where an applicant does not meet the required English language level but believes they can demonstrate the required level for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application. Please note if an applicant satisfies one of the above conditions yet provides evidence of a test of proficiency in English language, awarded within the past three years, which is below the Universityís minimum requirements then they will be required to retake such a test before being offered admission.
Please note that applicants are required to obtain an overall band score 6.0 and minimum 5.5 in reading particularly to satisfy English Language proficiency. Applicants, agents & institutions must understand that this threshold is to be met to support university of London admission criteria. However, ECL will require a valid acceptable IELTS score (overall band 6.0 and minimum 5.5 in reading) which is not older than two years. ECL will not issue any CAS if this condition is not met alongside other requirements (academic & financial).
ECL Ability Test
In addition to awarding body requirements to enrol student ECL follows its own "Intent & Ability Assessment" prior to make a decision on applicant's suitability to commence study with ECL. The contents of "Intent & Ability Assessment" are comprehensive and fit for purpose under the light of recent awarding bodies & UKVI changes for the prospective students intending to study in the UK. We strongly recommend that prospective students, guardians, agents and participating institutes must read "Intent & Ability Assessment" form fully before proceeding to submit an application to the ECL.
Online access is now a requirement for registration to the LLB and Diploma in Law programmes. If you do not have appropriate online access you will not be able to undertake the compulsory online legal research exercises, complete the online Skills Portfolio or fulfil the IT skills requirements.
Recognition of prior study
The University can recognise your prior study in one of two ways:
(a) On the basis of a completed first degree from an institution acceptable to the University for this purpose you can be given advanced standing and undertake the Graduate Entry LLB. This means that you will only have to study nine subjects rather than 12. You must however, study all nine as you cannot be given any recognition for individual subjects previously studied in the case of Graduate Entry.
(b) In the case of the 12 subject LLB, on the basis of an intermediate or equivalent examination of an appropriate degree at a university that is acceptable to the University for this purpose you can be given credit transfer for the credits undertaken as equivalent to the intermediate examination under Scheme A or the equivalent subjects undertaken in the first or second year under Scheme B. The university will assess all requests for credit transfer on a case by case basis and a fee is payable. For further details see the accreditation of prior learning section of the website.