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
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. We also take late applications via the UCAS Clearing system in August.
Read more about key dates for UCAS applicants.
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
Please note that the modules listed here are indicative; not all modules will be available every year.
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 system has changed for courses starting in September 2017 and is now calculated using a new number system. This means applicants applying for courses from October 2016 will see entry requirements and offers expressed using the new tariff.
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.
If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
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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.