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Bachelor of Laws


Our world-class LLB is of international standing. It has been the first step in the careers of thousands of practising lawyers around the world.

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Natasha decided to follow in her father's footsteps and enrol for an LLB with the University of London.

Develop a critical awareness of the common law legal tradition and apply problem-solving skills to a range of legal and non-legal settings.

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You can receive local support from a local teaching centre, use the dropdown to find your nearest centre.

Programme details

Our LLB is divided into routes. Your choice will depend upon a number of factors:

  • Do you wish to study for a Qualifying Law Degree (where the majority of your modules are pre-set), or a Non-Qualifying Degree (which allows you more choice)?
  • Do you hold a degree that makes you eligible for Graduate Entry? (Study 9 modules to complete, instead of the usual 12.)

Standard Entry Route - Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)

Standard Entry Route - Non-Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)

Graduate Entry Route - Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)

Graduate Entry Route - Non-Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)

  • If you are not eligible for the LLB, can you access an approved local teaching centre? This may allow you to study the CertHE Common Law and progress to the LLB.

If you wish to study for a Qualifying Law Degree, we recommend that you check the requirements of the professional body in the jurisdiction in which you wish to practise before committing to the degree.

The Programme Specifications and Programme Regulations contain information and rules regarding what modules may be chosen and the order in which they must be studied.

November 2019 intake
Application deadline04 October 2019
Registration deadline1 November 2019
May 2020 intake
Application deadline1 April 2020
Registration deadline1 May 2020

Local teaching support

Our programmes are designed to be studied independently, but if you would like to attend classes, you can enrol at one of our approved local teaching centres around the world and benefit from local study support and the facilities of a campus-style environment.

To receive teaching support, you must apply directly to an approved teaching centre. Centres may set earlier deadlines than the programme deadlines listed above.

Study materials

We will send you study materials developed by academics from the Laws consortium. These include:

  • Module guides, your key starting point in your studies, providing an outline of the subject and indicating the boundaries and areas of study.
  • Statute books, provided for all modules where they are permitted in the examination.

Online support

When you register, we will give you access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:

  • The Laws Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables access to programme materials, resources, and audio and video lectures.
  • An Online Induction is available twice a year offering live Q&A sessions on the VLE, study skills, the Online Library and Level 4 modules.
  • Discussion forums for each module, where you can share perspectives with fellow students from all over the world, and a Director’s forum for academic queries.
  • The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library. Access more than 10 legal databases, including Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and other valued materials.
  • Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.
  • Lecture Plus: for some modules, you can view a recorded lecture and engage afterwards in dedicated discussion forum.
  • Formative assessment: for some modules, you have an opportunity to receive feedback on how you are performing against the criteria applied by examiners.
  • Multimedia module guides: for each module these guides use multimedia resources to breakdown the topics in each chapter of the module guide.

Face-to-face study support

  • The London Study Support Event provides you with academic guidance from a University of London-approved tutor. Usually held in November, the event focuses on the core content of the first half of each module guide. Each day includes an overview of key topics, learning activities and guidance on planning your studies.
  • The London Revision Event typically takes place in March and focuses on revision for your examinations. Each day includes an overview of core topics and guidance on what examiners are looking for in an examination answer.


All modules (except the Dissertation) are assessed entirely by written examination. These are held in May/June and October at local examination centres around the world. You can sit a maximum of two modules in the October session.

Our examinations are set and marked by academics appointed as examiners. They reflect the same standards as those who study on-campus at the University of London Law Schools.

More about examinations

What qualifications do you need?

To register for the LLB, you will usually be aged 17+ by the date of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

Each application is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the standard requirements, our Admissions Panel will consider factors such as alternative or incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas / degrees) and relevant work experience.

CertHE Common Law

If you are not eligible for the LLB, you may be able to study the CertHE Common Law and progress to the LLB. This programme must be studied at an approved local teaching centre.

More about the CertHE Common Law

Graduate entry route

For graduate entry, you will need an acceptable undergraduate degree rather than a professional qualification.

You must also complete our short online course, Introduction to English law, in your first year of study.

What do I need for Graduate Entry?

English Language requirements

You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.

Do I meet the language requirements?

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

More about computer requirements.

The fees below relate to new students registering for the 2019-2020 session. These are subject to annual increases of up to 5% per annum.

Academic year


Application fee (non-refundable)

£ 97

Registration fee

£ 494

Module fee

£ 153

Examination fee (per 30-credit module)

£ 187

Credit transfer/ Recognition of prior learning fee (per module) (non-refundable)

£ 52


£ 408
Indicative Cost: Standard Entry LLB £4887
Indicative Cost: Graduate Entry LLB£3741

Disclaimer: Currency conversion tool.

You pay as you progress rather than in a single payment. The indicative costs are a guide to what you would pay if you allow for average fee increases and complete your qualification within the minimum time (with no resits).

See the Programme Regulations for more details.

Individual modules (standalone)2019-2020
Application fee (non-refundable)£ 97
Individual module fee£ 235
Examination fee (per 30-credit module)£ 187

Additional Costs

You may also need to budget for:

  • Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)
  • tuition costs (if you choose to study at an approved local teaching centre), and
  • examination centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your examinations.

How to pay your fees

Please note: all student fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.

The University of London was the first to offer a degree in English Law in the 1890s, and continues to offer the security of an internationally recognised 'gold standard'.

Upon graduation, you will join a distinguished group of solicitors, barristers and judges from all over the world who began their careers with a University of London LLB.

What do employers think of our graduates?

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching centre.

The academic direction of the LLB is provided by a Consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King's, LSE, Queen Mary, SOAS and UCL.

Three of these (UCL, King’s and LSE) are ranked in the top 20 worldwide for Law (QS World Rankings 2019) and two of these (UCL, LSE) are in the UK's top ten (The Complete University Guide 2019).

Programme Directors

Simon Askey is Director of Undergraduate Laws. Simon is responsible for the strategic direction of undergraduate programmes in law and the academic co-ordination of the assessment process and matters relating to student progression and performance. He began teaching law in 2001, with a primary focus on legal methods and legal skills, and he is co-author (with Ian McLeod) of Studying Law, which is in its fourth edition.

Dr Yvonne Jacobs is Associate Director of Undergraduate Laws. Yvonne works with the Director on the academic co-ordination of the assessment process and matters relating to student progression and performance. She has previously taught at Liverpool University and held the posts of LLB Course Director at City, University of London and Principal Lecturer and Senior Personal Tutor at BPP University.

Patricia McKellar is Associate Director of Undergraduate Laws. Patricia drives the learning, teaching and assessment strategy for e-learning technologies and interactive learning, supporting college-based academic staff to create distance learning resources and to implement technology enhanced learning in their modules. She oversees the extensive student support initiatives employed by the programme and promotes and develops student engagement. Patricia travels regularly for the programme, presents at national and international conferences and has published articles on legal education. She was in legal practice for a number of years and, prior to her appointment at University of London, was a Senior Lecturer in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law at the University of Strathclyde, where she developed a number of innovative e-learning initiatives.

Without the cost of moving to London, studying for your University of London degree anywhere in the world represents excellent value for money. However, there are additional sources of support depending on where you live and how you choose to study.

UK-based students may be entitled to apply for an undergraduate Student Loan or the Sir John Cass Scholarship. Equally, some of our approved local teaching centres around the world offer discounts or scholarships for the face-to-face tuition they offer. (Check with your local teaching centre for details.)

More on funding your study

María Belén Bastone, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Argentina

Maria Belen Bastone - LLB - Argentina

"It has been a mind-opener experience for me, which has certainly enriched me both personally and professionally."