Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) by University of London International Programmes

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Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


Programme aims and values : The Laws Programme is committed to:

Promoting independent learning
We support you in developing your capacity to manage your own learning.

Providing a wealth of resources
With our Online Library and Laws Virtual Learning Environment, you have a resource-rich learning environment in which to develop your legal research skills.

Offering expert guidance in law
Our study materials are informed by current research and scholarship and engage with contemporary legal issues. Students are offered the opportunity not only to know the law but to understand it.

Developing transferable intellectual skills
You have many opportunities to develop analytical and problem-solving skills and learn how to construct arguments.

Enabling you to develop critical awareness
Learn how to stand back and consider the bigger picture, develop an awareness of the context of law, nationally and globally.

Understanding the language of law
Learning how to use legal discourse is crucial for success. Being able to communicate effectively is a vital skill.





Prestige and career progression
In a world where degree providers are proliferating, the University of London LLB offers the security of an internationally recognised 'gold standard' established for over 100 years. The University of London was the first to offer a degree in English Law, in the 1890s. Upon graduation you will be joining a distinguished group of solicitors, barristers and judges around the world who began their careers by obtaining their law degree through the University of London International Programmes. The academic direction of the LLB and Diploma in Law is provided by a Consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King's, LSE, Queen Mary, SOAS and UCL.

Year 1 (four courses)
All four courses from the Intermediate list.

Year 2 (four courses)
At least two courses from Compulsory Finals and no more than two courses from Optional Finals Group 1.

Year 3 (four courses)
Any Compulsory Finals courses not already taken, plus Optional Finals from Group 1 or Group 2 to make up four courses.

Intermediate
» Legal System and Method
» Criminal law
» Elements of the law of contract
» Public law

Compulsory Finals
» Property
» Tort Law
» Equity and trusts
» Jurisprudence and legal theory (Intercollegiate)

Optional Finals Group 1
» Administrative law
» Civil and criminal procedure
» Commercial law
» Company law
» Criminology
» EU law
» Evidence
» Family law
» International protection of human rights
» Introduction to Islamic law
» Labour law
» Public international law

Optional Finals Group 2
» Conflict of laws
» Dissertation
» Intellectual property
» Succession






Study Materials

How you study
You receive specially designed learning materials and have access to a significant array of online resources. Please note that online access is a requirement for registration to the LLB and the Diploma in Law. The cost of your materials is included in your initial and continuing registration fees.

The study materials are designed to guide you through the syllabus for each course and direct your reading of the prescribed textbooks, study packs and Online Library resources. Although all study materials are specially produced for self-directed learning, many students choose to pay for additional educational support through an independent teaching institution either full time or part time, and benefit from the more formalised support this provides. Diploma in Law students must have registered through, and be studying at, a teaching institution that has been specifically granted Diploma Teaching Status by the University of London.

You are strongly advised to apply to us and wait for confirmation that you are eligible to register before enrolling with an institution. Enrolment with an institution does not mean that a student is automatically registered with the University.



Study materials include:

Studying law. An introduction to the fundamental knowledge, skills and techniques that the study of law demands.

Subject Guides for each law course studied that take you systematically through the course topics, with instructions on reading, learning activities (with feedback) and guidance on answering sample examination questions.

You will receive a copy of the textbook for each of the Intermediate courses, and for Law of Trusts, Law of Tort, Land Law and Company Law. You will receive one copy only of each textbook throughout your period of registration, which will be the current edition at the time of despatch. » Statute books are provided for all courses where a statute book is permitted in the examination.

» Study Packs. Key recommended readings in the subject guides are provided on CD-ROM for all the compulsory courses and selected options.

» Student Handbook (first year students only) contains a wealth of specific advice and information on navigating your way through the programme and the University of London International Programmes, with key dates and contact details for further support.

» Regulations. These tell you about syllabuses, programme structures, how to enter for exams, marking schemes, transfers etc, and are provided in electronic format.



Study support and online resources
Laws VLE - The password protected Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provides a centralised location for accessing many resources. It hosts Law subject pages provided by legal academics, computer marked assessments, discussion forums and facilities for you to set up your own profile page.

Online legal research exercises - Designed to build and enhance your ability to find primary and secondary legal materials using electronic sources, and to conduct legal research generally.

Online Library - Gives access to Justis.com, JSTOR, ABI/INFORM, Lexis® Library, Westlaw, Academic Search Complete, Business Search Premier, and Casetrack.

Weekend courses - There are four weekend courses held in London each year in November/December, February, March and April. Tuition is given by experienced law lecturers. These courses are intensive, with up to eight hours of lectures and tutorials each day. Each weekend covers different topics and students are encouraged to attend all four. The weekend courses concentrate on important areas of each course and new developments and recent legislation.

You will also have access to news items, Examiners' reports and past exam papers, the Student Handbook, Subject Guides, Regulations and reading lists and be provided with a student registration card.



Assessment
For all courses (except the LLB final-year Dissertation option) assessment is entirely by unseen written three-hour examinations at the end of each stage of study. Examinations are held in May/June at local centres in over 190 different countries as well as in London (please see the Assessment and examinations section of our website for further details). Examinations are marked by University of London approved academics to ensure your work is assessed to the same standard as College-based students of the University.

The Laws courses are not modular: you must complete each stage of the course before proceeding to the next. That is one reason for the high reputation of our qualifications.