• UCAS Code: M100
  • Status: Fully Approved
  • Start date: October 2015
  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Attendance:

    3-4 evenings a week

    October to June

  • Location:

    Central London

  • Professional bodies that recognise this course:

    The LLB is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and students awarded the degree will be entitled to receive a Certificate of Completion of the Academic Stage of Legal Education for solicitors. It is also recognised by the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree for the purposes of completing the Academic Stage of Training for the Bar. The degree is accredited as LLB Law.

Programme overview

Designed for students who are working during the day, this LLB degree is accredited as a qualifying law degree by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. On this course you will study law in a historical, social and comparative context, and develop advanced skills in legal writing, reasoning and analysis, oral presentation and the capacity for critical reflection on and about law. Successful completion will qualify you to pursue vocational training, if you wish to practise.

This course is also available for part-time evening study over 4 years.

How to apply

Applications for entry will only be considered through UCAS.

Applications for courses starting in October 2015 made after 2 July 2015 will need to go through UCAS Clearing.

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Application deadlines and interviews

15 January is the first UCAS deadline and the majority of university applications through UCAS are made by then. We welcome applications outside of the UCAS deadlines, so you can still apply through UCAS after 15 January, depending on the availability of places.

If you are applying after 2 July 2015 you will need to use UCAS Clearing. A Clearing hotline will be available from 13 August 2015 for those waiting for results. However, if you are not waiting for your A-level results you can apply now.

Read more about key dates for UCAS applicants.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

    • Our School of Law is a leading international centre for world-class legal teaching, research and scholarship and is the most rapidly expanding law school within the University of London.
    • Our academic staff are internationally recognised authorities in their fields, delivering stimulating and relevant teaching programmes.
    • Dedicated academic skills workshops are run at Birkbeck by our Learning Development Tutor, who can advise on essay writing, time-management, efficient reading and note-making, giving presentations and participating in seminars.

      Course structure

      The first year provides an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of legal study and the classification of the common law. The following 2 years build on the knowledge gained in the first year and allow you to engage in in-depth study of the core subjects that lead to qualifying law degree status. Each year allows for some degree of specialisation, with the choice of 30 credits of option modules in Years 2-3, one of which may be a dissertation.

      Year 1 core modules

      Year 2 core modules

      Year 2 option modules

      Year 3 core modules

      Year 3 option modules

      Entry requirements

      We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

      UCAS tariff points


      The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

      Alternative entry routes

      Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in Law, Humanities or Social Science units.

      Successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Method with a minimum mark of 50% guarantees entry to the LLB with optional credit for a first-year module.

      International entry requirements

      If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

      Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.


      Full-time home/EU students: £ 9000 pa
      Full-time overseas students: £ 13000 pa

      Payment and Fees Discounts

      Flexible finance: pay your fees in monthly instalments at no extra cost. Enrol early to spread your costs and reduce your monthly payments.

      Fees discount: Birkbeck offers a generous package of fee reductions and cash bursaries for new undergraduates and Certificate of Higher Education students. Also, if you are a member of a union that is recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), you may apply for a 10% discount off your tuition fees.

      Funding and Financial Support

      With a student loan, you will pay nothing upfront. Find out about loans, cash bursaries and fee reductions and check if you are eligible.

      Careers and employability

      Many graduates go on to vocational training and obtain solicitor training contracts or pupillages in barristers' chambers. Others use the degree to develop their existing career, to further their academic skills or as preparation for postgraduate study.

      Read more advice and information about legal careers.

      Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.

      We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

      Teaching and assessment


      Programmes will be taught by a combination of lectures and seminars or tutorials.

      We offer training in legal research skills, and all students have a personal tutor. You can access one-to-one tutorial support for your core modules.

      Find out more about what you can expect from classes.


      Assessment methods include essays, problem questions, seen/unseen examinations, open/closed book examinations, group projects, dissertations and oral presentations.

      Further study opportunities

      We offer a range of postgraduate programmes (LLM and MA) in various areas of law.

      Not ready to do a degree?

      We can support you to get on to the undergraduate course that’s right for you.

      If you are not ready to study an undergraduate degree, check out our Certificates of Higher Education and short courses for another way into study.

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