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Daytime teaching: LLB Law

Birkbeck’s Law LLB teaches you the foundational areas of law required by the legal profession and provides you with the key skills and knowledge to move towards successfully qualifying as a lawyer. You will gain highly transferable legal skills that are also valuable in other careers beyond the legal sector.
In 2024, you can study this course during the day.
On our LLB Law, you will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of law across a range of foundational and specialist subjects. You will also learn to identify the political, economic, commercial, social and cultural factors that inform how we understand the law and the problems, tensions and contradictions within certain legal theories and doctrines.

Upon graduating, you will be ready to:

  • prepare for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE)
  • apply for a place on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), or
  • pursue a range of other careers.


  • Birkbeck is a leading international centre for world-class legal teaching, research and scholarship. You will be taught by field-leading academic staff, alongside experienced solicitors, barristers and judges from across the legal sector.
  • Career development and skills enhancement are a key part of studying this course. You will have access to a huge range of careers support including Birkbeck's Careers Service, Birkbeck Talent and Birkbeck Futures. This comprehensive support links our students and recent graduates with top UK employers and offers you help with job applications, interviews and career planning.
  • As a Birkbeck law student, you will be able to take part in our Legal Practice Conversation series. In these workshops, lawyers and Birkbeck graduates discuss their work and offer advice and inspiration to students looking to pursue a law career. Recent speakers have discussed the Pfizer/AstraZeneca takeover bid, international human rights, sports law, and litigation brought on behalf of veterans of the 1950s nuclear testing programme on Christmas Island.
  • 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.
  • 90% positivity rating for learning resources (National Student Survey 2023, published August 2023); ranked 4th out of 19 in London for learning resources (National student survey 2023)


  • Strong online learning resources
  • Study and complete the course through attending during the day

WHEN YOU WILL STUDY 2024-25 entry


  • Year 1
    • Autumn term, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
    • Spring term, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
    • Summer term, Thursday afternoon
  • Foundation Year
    • Autumn term, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
    • Spring term, Thursday afternoons


  • Year 1
    • Autumn term, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
    • Spring term, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons


View modules, fees and full course description


View how to apply for full-time course on UCAS

View how to apply for foundation year course on UCAS

View how to apply for part-time course