Law LLB Honours
Alternative attendance modes for this course
Courses start in September, unless otherwise stated
View course-specific entry requirements
Typical offer FOR September 2016
|International Baccalaureate||32 points|
|Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction plus at least grade C in Maths and English at GCSE.|
|IELTS||6.0 overall, with 6.0 in each element.|
We only consider General Studies and Critical Thinking as a fourth subject at A2 Level. You may also be invited to attend an interview.
Law is an interesting and challenging discipline which impacts at every level, from people's individual daily lives to the operations of Government on the international stage. Increasingly the international dimension to legal study has become more important, across a wide range of legal areas, as the influence of the European Union and international organisations have become so significant.
The Law LLB Honours course offers you an exciting and dynamic educational experience, while also providing you with the core subjects required by the professional legal bodies. The legal professions require graduates to possess both intellectual and practical skills, and the course explicitly addresses these requirements with a structured programme of skills development. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.
Our LLB course provides you with an excellent amount of choice. Alongside the core modules, required by the professional legal bodies, you are able to study a wide range of distinctive modules to suit your areas of interest.
We have a strong focus on employment and we spend a lot of time supporting you to develop your career. From the outset we concentrate on professional and transferable skills, employability and personal development planning. We also offer innovative modules to prepare you for the realities of working in modern law practice and the changing profession, which will allow you to progress after you graduate. We also aim to provide you with a host of opportunities to boost your career and develop your professional and transferable skills.
A Law degree is seen as a valuable asset by a variety of employers, legal and non-legal. This course will prepare you for a range of legal careers including practice as a barrister or advocate, solicitor, clerk and officer of court, and legal executive; our graduates also pursue careers in accountancy, the Civil Service, education and local government.
You will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the English legal system and beyond.
You will have the opportunity to study an extensive range of options covering wide and diverse areas of law that are closely linked to staff research interests. These options can be linked together to form one of six coherent streams; commercial law, criminal law and justice, entertainment law, human rights, law and theory, and welfare law.
You can also add an international dimension to your studies through a further year of law study abroad in one of the School's partner institutions in Europe and overseas. Some of the study abroad is undertaken under the Erasmus scheme set up by the European Commission.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises.
Assessment methods include open and closed book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework.
Subjects of study
The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.
Year 1 (Credit Level 4)
Subjects of study include:
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Skills and Process
- Public Law
- Tort Law
- Criminal Justice: Crime and Punishment
- Introduction to Business Law
- Introduction to Legal Practice
- Introduction to Rights and the Law
- Islamic Law in Context
- Law and Social Media
- Mooting and Advocacy
- People Culture and Property
- The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers
Year 2 (Credit Level 5)
Subjects of study include:
- Equity and Trusts
- EU Law
- Land Law
- Legal Profession and Legal Services
- Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Child Protection Law and Policy
- Housing Law
- Introduction to Human Rights Law
- Law and Culture
- Law and Social Justice
- Law and Sport in Contemporary Society
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Rethinking Criminal Justice
- Work Placement in a Legal Setting
Year 3 (Credit Level 6)
Subjects of study include (all option modules):
- 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics
- Advanced Criminal Law
- Clinical Legal Practice
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- Competition Law
- Criminal Procedure and Evidence
- Disability Law
- Dissertation in Law
- Employment Law
- Entertainment Law
- Environmental Law
- Family Law and Family Justice
- Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection
- International Law and Global Justice
- Law of Intellectual Property
- Law of International Trade
- Media Law
- New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
- Religion, Law and Society
The course content is listed by year, corresponding to the full-time mode of study. If you study part-time you will study the same content, spread over four years.
As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. Find out about Westminster electives.
This course is a Qualifying Law Degree and graduates who wish to become barristers or solicitors are granted exemptions by the professional bodies concerned.
Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is only possible in exceptional circumstances, if you have already successfully completed a course compatible with Year 1, or Year 1 and 2 of our LLB. You must have entry qualiﬁcations comparable to those needed to enrol at Credit Level 4 at Westminster. We may not be able to make a decision until all your previous results are available.
Direct entrants should have achieved a minimum average of 55 per cent in all modules (not including pass/fail modules) prior to their application to transfer.
Admission to Year 3 is rarely granted. Students at this stage of the course should check their proposed programme of study with the appropriate professional body to ensure that they are eligible for a Qualifying Law Degree.
Dr Giannis Keramidas, Course Leader
Additional costs information
To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.
International Foundation course
We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation courses for international students who don't meet our Bachelor's degree entry requirements.
Our dedicated Career Development Centre is actively working with an ever-expanding network of over 3,000 employers to provide you with exceptional employability support and guidance. As a result we were nominated as finalists for a significant industry award – the NUE Awards Most Improved Commitment to Employability 2016.
We provide our students with work placements and international opportunities to support them in becoming highly employable, globally engaged graduates, and with one million businesses operating within 20 miles of the University of Westminster, over 84% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation. Our graduates work in a variety of sectors and organisations, from small/medium-sized companies and start-ups to large not-for-profit organisations and corporates.
During your time at Westminster you will be able to use our comprehensive online vacancy service and meet with our experienced careers consultants, providing you with thorough training and support on CV writing, application forms, interview preparation and assessment centres.
In addition to this, you will receive careers support from academic staff and faculty work placement teams, offering targeted course-specific careers advice and assistance in securing a work placement during your time at Westminster. You can find out more about course-specific career opportunities by visiting the Prospects website.
For more details, visit the employability section on our site.
Career Development Centre
Our Career Development Centre can help and support you throughout your study and after graduation.
We can help you to:
- find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
- explore how to develop the skills that employers are looking for
- plan your career development
- identify your career options
- market yourself effectively in CVs, application forms and at interviews
- develop your enterprise skills
We also organise a range of presentations and networking events with employers, professional bodies, alumni and other organisations throughout the year to help you with career planning.
Find out more about the Career Development Centre.
Our Work Placement Teams are based in your Faculty Registry Office and can help you find a suitable placement, as well as support you in making applications, writing CVs and improving your interview technique.
More details on work placements can be found on our Work placements page.
Study in the city
If you study at the University of Westminster, everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep.
Our central London campuses are ideally located for the city's fantastic learning institutions including libraries, archives and museums, as well as opportunities for shopping, eating out, enjoying London's nightlife or just simply relaxing.
After choosing your course, one of your biggest decisions will be where to live, and we aim to make that choice as easy as possible. Whether you want to apply for our Halls of Residence or live in private housing, we can help you to find the right accommodation.
Fees, funding, bursaries and scholarships
In recent years the University of Westminster's scholarship scheme has been the largest university scholarships scheme in the UK, and our Scholarships Department won the Times Higher Education inaugural Award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students.
All students on courses of a year or more and who are registered for more than three modules will be allocated a personal tutor.
Your personal tutor will be there to support you from induction onwards, helping you to integrate into the University, academically and socially, at an early stage. They will be able to give you advice and support on academic and personal matters affecting your study, as well as developmental advice through regular individual and group tutorials.
Polylang is a University-wide programme through which you can study a language as a free choice module.
Personal advice and counselling
While most students overcome any problems with help from friends, family or a personal tutor, the University's free counselling and advice services are there if you need them.
With one of the UK's largest international student populations, the University of Westminster has plenty of experience in giving you the help and support you need to make the most of your time with us.
Study Abroad and Summer School programmes
Westminster's Study Abroad programme has been running for more than 15 years, and is one of the largest in the UK – each year we welcome hundreds of visiting students from universities all over the world.
If you are already studying outside the UK, the programme offers you the opportunity to study with us for one or two semesters, or for a period in the summer.
Sport and recreation
The University has extensive sport and recreation facilities, with a sports hall and gym at Harrow, a state-of-the-art gym at Regent Campus, and the University sports ground by the River Thames at Chiswick.
University of Westminster Students' Union (UWSU) aims to make sure you have the best university experience possible by providing a range of activities and support, from sports clubs to society groups, educational advice and social events.
Social Sciences and Humanities
We offer an exciting breadth of activity across the Social Sciences, Law and the Arts and Humanities. We are one of the country's biggest providers of Modern and Applied Language tuition.
The Regent Campus Experience
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