Graduate Entry LLB

City University London
Course summary
1 year
9,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
September 2020 
9,000 GBP
January 2021 
9,000 GBP

Course description

Graduate Entry LLB GE LLB

Graduate Entry LLB GE LLB - a City University degree programme

The Graduate Entry LLB (Hons) gives an LLB law degree to the non-law graduates within two years as opposed to the usual duration of three years. You will get the opportunity to gain important skills in legal subjects and basics in specialist areas of law.

Suitability - Who should attend?

A degree (in any subject), of at least a second class honours standard, conferred by a university in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or by the Council for National Academic Awards. Or, an approved degree conferred by a university outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and a very good knowledge of the English language.

North American Applicants
For applicants that have studied for their degree in North America, we usually require a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The rules governing admission to practise law vary from country to country. Before applying, applicants wishing to take the GE LLB as a step towards becoming a lawyer outside England and Wales are strongly advised to check with the appropriate body in the country in which they wish to qualify/practise that these courses are accepted.

In reaching our selection decisions we will take account of:

  • Academic performance
  • Evidence of intellectual ability
  • Professional and legal work experience
  • Personal statement
  • Commitment to studying law
  • References

Applications for the Graduate Entry LLB must be made online throughUCAS


You can apply online at


UCAS code: M110

Applicants whose first language is not English should hold the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 7 or above

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Citizens from states other than Europe/Switzerland are may need to go for entry or visa applications

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: Those requiring a Tier 4 student visa for studying in the UK, cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful completion of this course qualifies you to progress to the professional legal skills courses all UK lawyers are required to take, the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course(BPTC) for barristers. City Law SchoolGE LLB graduates are guaranteed a place on our LPC (subject to meeting entry requirements) and are strongly encouraged to apply for our BPTC (*The Bar Standards Board does not allow providers to guarantee places on the Bar Professional Training Course).

Many of our alumni have gone on to become successful solicitors and barristers. Find out what our GE LLB alumni did next.

Training Course Content

In year one, Graduate Entry LLB (Hons) candidates study four of the seven core foundation subjects that are usually covered in an undergraduate law degree. In year two, students take the remaining three core subjects and have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of particular areas of law by choosing three elective subjects

Year One:

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law

In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System.

Year Two:

  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law

In addition in Year Two you will take three options from a list of elective subjects, including:

  • Aviation Law
  • Banking Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Corporate Law
  • Commercial Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Employment Law
  • Evidence
  • Forensic Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Islamic Law
  • Justice, Law and History
  • Legal Skills
  • Maritime Law
  • Public International Law
  • US Constitutional Law


You will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, which occupy around 10 hours each week. You will be taught in a separate cohort of Graduate Entry LLB (Hons) students for the core subjects and together with the LLB third year students for electives. Instruction in the use of legal materials, legal writing, mooting and in legal research (including use of electronic retrieval systems) is also an integral part of the course.



The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000

The fees listed are for each year of study.

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