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LLB Law – The Ultimate Guide

An LLB law degree might be your first choice if you’re considering studying law at university. But what does it entail, what are some LLB courses on offer and will you have to take the LNAT? Find out below!

What is LLB?

The LLB is a three-year higher education qualifying law degree which leads to the next stage in training to enter the legal profession: either the LPC for solicitors or the BPTC for barristers.

The LLB degree is not to be confused with a law BA, which would need to be followed by a GDL in order to lead to a qualification.

LLB law degrees are offered by hundreds of universities across the UK. It is therefore important to do your research and make sure you choose the one that’s right for you.

Many universities offer degrees with an additional year to study French Law or German Law. Other universities offer joint law courses such as politics, philosophy and law LLB.

What Does LLB Stand for?

The LLB is an abbreviation of the Latin ‘Legum Baccalaureus’ which translates to a Bachelor of Laws degree.

LLB Courses

Below are some of the UK’s top qualifying law degree courses including entry requirements, fees and start dates. Please note, this table has been compiled using ranking websites as a guide, but is not a definitive list.

UniversityEntry RequirementsComplete University Guide Ranking (for Law 2019)Price Start Date
University of Aberdeen ABB,
34 points
5Scotland/EU: £1,820
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
International: £15,300
September 2020
Abertay University BCC,
29 points
28Scotland/EU: £1,820
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
International: £14,000
September 2020
Aberystwyth UniversityABB-BCC
30-28 points
60Home/EU: £9,000
International: £13,600
September 2020
Aston University AAB-BBB,
32 points
52Home/EU: £9,250
International: N/S
September 2020
Bangor University ABB-BBB
At least 120 UCAS points
54Home/EU: £9,000
International: £14,800
September 2020
University of Bedfordshire At least 80 UCAS points, 64 from 2 A-Level passes at C or above85Home/EU: £9,250
International: 12,350
September 2020
University of Birmingham AAA,
32 points
26Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,870
September 2020
University of Bristol A*AA or A*A*B,
38 points
Contextual Offer: AAB,
34 points
13Home/EU: £9,250
International: £19,500
September 2020
Brunel University London ABB,
31 points
44Home/EU: £9,250
International: 15,400
September 2020
University of Cambridge A*AA,
40-42 points
1Home/EU: £9,250
International: £21,168
October 2020
Cardiff University AAB-ABB,
35-33 points
38Home/EU: Awaiting confirmation
International: Awaiting confirmation
September 2020
City, University of London ABB,
29 points
53Home/EU: £9,250
International: £15,090
September 2020
De Montfort University BBB,
28 points
56Home/EU: £9,250
International: £13,250
September 2020
University of Dundee ABB,
32 points
8Scotland/EU: Awaiting
confirmation
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Awaiting confirmation
International: £18,150
September 2020
Durham University A*AA,
38 points
7Home/EU: £9,250
International: £20,500
September 2020
University of East Anglia - UEA AAB or ABB with an A in the Extended Project
33 points
27Home/EU: £9,250
International: £15,900
September 2020
University of Edinburgh A*AA (min. ABB),
43 points
10Home/EU: Awaiting confirmation
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
International: £20,950
September 2020
University of Essex BBB,
30 points
34Home/EU: £9,250
International: £16,860
October 2020
University of Exeter AAA
36-34 points
19Home/EU: £9,250
International: £17,600
September 2020
University of Glasgow AAA,
38 points (min. 34)
2Scotland/EU: Awaiting confirmation
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
International: £18,370
September 2020
King's College London A*AA,
35 points
9Home/EU: £9,250
International: £23,550
September 2020
Keele University BBB-ABC
32 points
30Home/EU: £9,250
International: £14,320
September 2020
University of Kent AAA-ABB
34 points
18Home/EU: Awaiting confirmation
International: £17,020
September 2020
Lancaster University AAB
35 points
20Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,700
September 2020
University of Leeds AAA,
35 points
14Home/EU: £9,250
International: 19,500
September 2020
University of Leicester AAB,
33 points
31Home/EU: £9,250
International: £16,825
September 2020
University of Lincoln BBC,
29 points
50Home/EU: £9,250
International: £14,100
September 2020
University of Liverpool ABB,
33 points
40Home/EU: £9,250
International: £17,450
September 2020
Liverpool John Moores University BBB, 26 points59Home/EU: £9,250
International: £15,600
September 2020
LSE A*AA,
38 points
4Home/EU: £9,250
International: £21,570
September 2020
University of Manchester AAA,
36 points
22Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,500
September 2020
Manchester Metropolitan University BBB,
26 points
41Home/EU: £9,250
International: £16,500
September 2020
Newcastle University AAA,
34 points
29Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,600
September 2020
University of Nottingham AAA,
36 points
12Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,420
September 2020
Oxford University AAA,
38 points
3Home/EU: £9,250
International: £27,285
October 2020
Oxford Brookes University BCC,
29 points
75Home/EU: £9,250
International: £13,410
September 2020
University of Portsmouth 128 points from 3 A Levels of equivalent
32Home/EU: £9,250
International: £14,300
September 2020
Queen Mary University of London A*AA,
36 points
21Home/EU: £9,250
International: £19,500
September 2020
Queen's University Belfast AAA,
36
17Northern Ireland/EU: £4,395
England, Scotland and Wales: £9,250
International: £16,900
September 2020
University of Reading AAB,
34 points
24Home/EU: £9,250
International: £16,475
September 2020
Robert Gordon University BBB,
30 points
42Scottish/EU: £1,820
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £5,000
International: £14,000
September 2020
Royal Holloway, University of London AAB-ABB, 32 pointsInsufficient dataHome/EU: £9,250
International: £17,300
September 2020
University of Salford BBB,
31 points
65Home/EU: £9,250
International: £13,740
September 2020
University of Sheffield AAA,
36 points
25Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,500
September 2020
SOAS University of London A*AA-AAB,
37 points
43Home/EU: £9,250
International: 17,750
September 2020
University of Southampton AAA,
36 points
36Home/EU: £9,250
International: £17,560
September 2020
University of Stirling ABB,
36 points
33Scotland/EU: £1,820
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
International: £13,100
September 2020
University of Strathclyde AAB-BBB,
38 points
15Scotland/EU: £1,820
England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250
International: £15,700
September 2020
University of Sussex AAA-AAB,
34-36 points
23Home/EU: £9,250
International: £18,500
September 2020
University of Surrey ABB-BBB
32 points
49Home/EU: £9,250
International: £16,800
September 2020
Swansea University AAB-BBB
32-34 points
37Home/EU: £9,250
International: £14,150
September 2020
UCL A*AA,-AAB (Contextual offer),
39 points
6Home/EU: £9,250
International: £20,640
September 2020
University of Warwick AAA, 38 points16Home/EU: £9,250
International: £20,210
September 2020
University of York AAA or A*AB or A*A*C, 36 points11Home/EU: £9,250
International: £17,890
September 2020

What are the LLB modules?

There are seven compulsory modules that you must study in order to complete this degree.

You normally study these LLB subjects in the first and second years of your law degree. In the third year of your course, you are usually able to select around four subjects of your choice.

Compulsory LLB Subjects
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Contract Law
Property/Land Law
Equity & Trusts
EU Law
Tort Law

You can also choose to write a law dissertation at most universities as one of your LLB modules.

You should choose law modules that may be relevant to your future career if you have thought that far ahead. Otherwise, selecting modules from the law degree syllabus that genuinely interest you and will keep you motivated is a great idea.

If you choose an LLB degree program with an option to study law abroad, you will typically do this in the third year of your course.

Don’t forget that different universities have different course structures, so you should check the university law undergraduate pages for more information!

LLB Law Degree Timetable

An LLB law degree course will generally consist of lectures and tutorials. The lengths and frequency of both will vary depending on your chosen university, as will the number of contact hours.

Lectures are usually attended by every student on the course, while tutorials are smaller classes of about 10-20 students.

Tutorials give you a chance to ask your tutors for help. You will normally have to answer legal theory questions, solve legal problems and practice essay writing during or in preparation for these.

You will also attend sessions with your personal academic tutor, who will be able to advise you on your course and law career path.

LLB lectures and classes will only take up around 10 hours of your week, so you’ll be expected to do most of your reading and studying outside of class.

Admission Process

The process for applying for an LLB law degree is the same as applying to any other degree course. You will make your choices and submit your application through UCAS.

Your UCAS law application includes your grades, a personal statement and a teacher reference. Your law personal statement can really make you stand out from the crowd, so it’s important you write it well.

You can choose up to five universities on your UCAS form. You don’t have to apply for the same course at each university. However, it is important to apply for similar courses so that your law personal statement remains relevant for every course that you apply to.

When making applications via UCAS, your school will often guide you through the process and make you aware of the key deadlines.

However, we recommend that you also take personal responsibility so that you submit your application on time.

Will I Have to Sit the LNAT?

If your LLB law degree is at an LNAT university, you will have to take The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT). This is an entrance test that some universities require you to take during your application process. The test challenges your verbal reasoning skills, ability to understand and interpret information and capabilities to draw conclusions. It is not a test of your legal knowledge.

To find out more about LNAT, take a look at our LNAT section. 

The UK universities that require you to take the LNAT are:

UK LNAT Universities
University of Bristol
Durham University
University of Glasgow
Kings College London (KCL)
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
UCL Faculty of Laws
LSE London School of Economics and Political Science

Go to our LNAT section for more information on the law entrance exam.

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