Law - Bachelor of Laws - LLB (Hons)

Law - Bachelor of Laws - LLB (Hons)

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This course is validated by The Open University and proud to be working in partnership with Michael Lewin Solicitors.


The Bachelor of Laws Degree has been designed so as to encompass modules which will assist work related skills and professional development skills, and modules which will allow for a Qualifying Degree status. In the final year, students can complete modules which will allow for dual qualification upon completion of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Graduate Fast Track Diploma. A distinctive feature of the LLB programme is that students have the chance to complete their three year programme of study and be qualified to practice law as a Graduate Fellow of CILEX, in addition to the option for further study to qualify as a solicitor or barrister through the LPC or BPTC. 


The timing of the modules allows for coverage of the foundation law subjects in the first two years and the Level 4 and Level 5 modules are all compulsory. At level 6, students have the opportunity to choose from a number of options that allow for specialisation, in addition to a compulsory dissertation.


The aim of the degree is to develop the ability to appraise legal principles critically, to be logical and balanced in argument, to undertake research from legal sources, and to develop clear and fluent legal skills.


The theoretical parts are complemented by more practical elements, including visits and moots and innovative forms of assessment that develop the vocational skills necessary for the practice of law. The transferable skills acquired are extremely valuable to employers and so beneficial when seeking work in the legal sector.


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Duration 3 Years Full Time
Study mode Full time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72242-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time (per academic year)

What you learn

Modules you may study on this course may include:

Year 1 - Level 4

  • Legal Foundations
  • Professional Development
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Citizen and the State

Year 2 - Level 5

  • Legal Research Method and Skills
  • Work Related Learning
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Human Rights
  • European Union Law

Year 3 - Level 6

Core Modules:

  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Client Care
  • Criminal Justice
  • Commercial Law
  • Family and Child Law
  • Immigration Law

Benefits / Skills you will develop

The Degree aims to deliver a rigorous education in the discipline of law and inculcate the highest standards in clarity, integrity and objectivity.

It will develop analytical, problem-solving and critical skills in relation to the creation, interpretation, application and development of law.

There will be the opportunity to engage in extended research and study specialist modules.

The aim is to produce graduates who are equipped for training and employment in the legal professions and in other fields of employment or to undertake postgraduate study.

How you will be assessed

A varied assessment strategy is adopted.

The methods include

  • practice-based assignments
  • case studies
  • presentations
  • projects
  • problem based scenarios
  • simulations
  • portfolios
  • reflective assignments
  • moots
  • examinations
  • discussion boards

There will be summative and formative assessments using the varied methods so as to prepare students for both the assessments and employment.

Students are given detailed feedback and feedforward on summative and formative assessments.

There is standardisation of marking and a robust system of internal and external moderation.

The use of formative assessments, seminars and practice examination questions are fundamental features of the qualification so as to enhance student progression and development.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.

Programme Specifications

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please see the following link:

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements are 1 x E in a relevant A level; or other Level 3 qualification; or Access to Higher Education certificate. A GCSE grade C in English, or equivalent, is also required. However, candidates receiving this offer will have experience in this subject. A typical offer is 2 X D at A level or a merit/merit profile in a BTEC National qualification, alongside a number of GCSEs at C or above.

We welcome applications from mature candidates who do not have the qualifications, but have relevant experience. These applicants are likely to be invited for interview, and be asked to provide evidence of their experience.

All successful candidates will have the required literacy skills to complete the course.

Students who do not have GCSE grade Cs in Maths and English may need these in finding employment, and will be given the opportunity to gain these whilst on programme. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Speakers of other languages will need to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no-less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English Level 2 qualification.

Additional Costs

There are a number of additional fees that are associated with the CILEx route. Please note that this route is optional, and does not impact on the attainment of an LLB. You can achieve your law degree without achieving the CILEx qualification, and the decision does not need to be made until the second year of the degree.

Please note these fees are correct for academic year 2017-18, however are subject to change.

Additional fees

Assessment fees - £283
Manuals - £168 plus delivery charge
CILEx Exemption fee - £200
CILEx Associate membership - £230 (which includes the first registration fee)
Qualifying Employment application* - £70
Application for Fellowship** - £300

* this cost is payable after completing the course when you begin your qualifying legal employment stage.
** this cost is payable after you complete your qualifying legal employment.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is 2R11 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here

What's next

If not already completed, there could be progression to Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Graduate Fast Track Diploma or to National Association of Licensed Paralegals Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Studies.

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite