Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £1,540 *
International Fees £2,125 *
Duration 4 years

* Price per 20-credit module

Course summary

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.

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.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

Core modules

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Skills and Process
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law

Option modules

  • 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

Subjects of study include:

Core modules

  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law
  • Legal Profession and Legal Services

Option modules

  • 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

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

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to 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 Plus Electives.

Professional recognition

This course is a Qualifying Law Degree and graduates who wish to become barristers or solicitors are granted exemption by the professional bodies.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – ABB
  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National 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

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

Overseas students whose first language is not English will need an IELTS of 6.0, with 6.0 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Direct entry

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.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points 

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

We welcome applications from students around the world who have other internationally recognised qualifications.

More information

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Direct entry

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 the University of 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% 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.

Careers

89% of our graduates go on to work or further study within six months, according to Unistats. Successful alumni have had very successful careers as barristers and advocates, solicitors, clerks and officers of court, legal executives and paralegals. They have gone on to work for some of the UK’s leading legal services providers including Allen & Overy, Baker & Mackenzie, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Addleshaw Goddard, Hodge Jones & Allen, Weightmans and Ropes & Gray. Our graduates also pursue careers in accountancy, the Civil Service, education and government.

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.

Westminster Law School students can currently apply for a place on one of the following:

  • Career development mentoring scheme – this enables students to be mentored by solicitors and barristers.
  • Undergraduate ethnic minority scheme – for students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. This scheme is part of the National Mentoring Consortium and aims to promote equality and diversity in graduate recruitment.

By taking part in our schemes, you will have a fantastic opportunity to develop communication and team-working skills and make contacts with professionals in the legal sector.

Some of the employers participating in the scheme who have mentored Law students in recent years include:

  • The BBC
  • Hodge Jones and Allen
  • Kennedys Law
  • Barclays Bank
  • Dentons
  • Enyo Law
  • Hughmans
  • Mischon de Reya
  • Cobalt Music
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Government Legal Service
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Wolseley UK (legal counsel)

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

Jifree Cader

Jifree Cader

Law LLB

The work placement module we did made sure that we went out and got 100 hours work experience.

Talking to friends and colleagues from other universities, they didn’t have the work placement opportunities that I had, or the advice and support we had through the application process - that really sets Westminster apart.

Mateusz Bernatek

Mateusz Bernatek

Law LLB

There were many great things about the course, but if I had to name one it would have to be the teachers. They’re wonderful academics with very varied experience, but most importantly passion for what they do.

Many of our teachers were practising solicitors or barristers, and provided us with inside knowledge straight from the industry.

Yvonne Dang

Yvonne Dang

Law LLB

The University and the course lived up to my expectations. I had a good range of modules to choose from for my options in every single year of my degree, which allowed me to tailor my degree to my interests early on.

I was also pleased with the relatively small groups for classes, as it meant closer interaction with the law tutors.

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £1,540 (Price per 20-credit module)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £2,125 (Price per 20-credit module)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Westminster Law School resides at Little Titchfield Street, part of our Regent Campus. Alongside a full mock courtroom, hi-tech learning spaces and a pro-bono clinic, it also houses our state-of-the-art, 382-seat lecture theatre. For more details, visit our Little Titchfield Street page.

Contact us

Call our dedicated team on:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

Opening hours (GMT): 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

[email protected]

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