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The City, University of London Law LLB degree provides you with the essential legal and academic skills to be successful in law as well as a range of transferable skills sought after in many other sectors.

The degree gives students the knowledge and skills to go on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and become a solicitor or barrister. Students pursuing a career path outside law develop a wide range of essential transferable skills. You will leave confident in your abilities, and equipped with the skills demanded by employers. Our law graduates are highly desired on the graduate training programmes offered by many prestigious employers in finance, business, publishing, media, government and commerce.

The LLB (Hons) is delivered through traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials. Regular tutorials allow students to meet with subject tutors as part of a small group to analyse problems and discuss selected topics that have arisen during lectures.

On the course you will explore the foundation law subjects as well as a broad range of specialist subjects in the third year. You will be able enhance your legal skills by taking part in extra-curricular mooting and pro bono activities. We also provide free core text books to all students in year 1 and 2.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 for the first year of study*

Non-EU

Full-time: £14,000 for the first year of study**

* The tuition fee for UK and EU students is £9,250 for the first year of study (2017/18). Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government’s Office for Budget Responsibility. This index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study.

** The tuition fee for Non-EU students is £14,000 for the first year of study (2017/18). Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students.

Lord Mayor of London Scholarships - 2017 Entry

If you are starting an undergraduate course at City in September 2017 a scholarship of £2,000 is available for your first year, subject to confirmation of your qualifications being eligible.

To qualify for The Lord Mayor of London Academic Scholarship for Academic Excellence in 2017/18, you must:

·       be a student from the UK or European Union (EU)

·       be in your first year of undergraduate study in 2017/18

·       achieve 'A' Level grades of AAA (or equivalents in other eligible qualifications)

·       make City's undergraduate offer your firm choice (CF or UF).

For more information visit The Lord Mayor of London Scholarships page.

City, University of London is proud to have a large population of international students. We are a truly global University, located in the heart of a cosmopolitan city, and we benefit from the diverse cultures, skills and experiences of our students. Our students benefit from our internationally recognised research and the quality of education that keeps us in the top 5% of universities worldwide.

Entry qualifications

To gain a place at City, you will need to meet the University’s general requirements and the specific requirements of the course. Our Admissions Office is experienced in dealing with international qualifications and can help you with any queries you may have.

English language courses and support

As City’s courses are taught in English, you will need to provide proof that you are competent in English before admission. We run full-time courses in English during the summer to help students improve their English before their course starts.

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Humanities and Law programme.

 

If you have any queries about international entry requirements, please contact the International Team.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

·       Students on courses of more than six months

·       Students on courses of less than six months

·       Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

 

At The City Law School we're dedicated to supporting you in achieving your career goals.

Career opportunities

The LLB (Hons) qualifies students to progress directly to the professional stage of their legal training – the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for aspiring solicitors and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for those wishing to practise at the Bar. Graduates are guaranteed a place on City’s LPC (subject to meeting entry requirements) and are strongly encouraged to apply for City’s BPTC (although the Bar Standards Board does not allow providers to guarantee places on this course).

After completing the Law degree many students go on to become practising solicitors or barristers, but the course also allows students to pursue a wide range of careers.

Graduates might work for other providers of legal services and regulatory agencies; non-governmental bodies and international NGOs; the Law Commission; the European Union; as well as the Civil Service. Graduates often successfully apply for places on general graduate training programmes with property firms, investment banks and consultancy firms and within the retail sector.

Some of the organisations where our graduates have found employment are:

  • Capital Solicitors
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • HSBC
  • Amnesty International
  • Nationwide Law Associates

Career support

We offer you the support you need to help you to achieve your career goals. The School has its own onsite Career and Skills Development Centre and you will also have access to the University's Centre for Careers Skills and Development. One-to-one advice, talks and workshops help you to develop your CV, improve your interview technique and make successful applications to firms and chambers.

Unique to City, we also provide a special Employability module in Year 1, helping students with improving their CVs, vital interview skills and advice and careers guidance, preparing them for the working world.

Mooting

At The City Law School we place a great emphasis on mooting as a way of developing your legal skills whilst providing you with invaluable public speaking experience. Mooting is an important part of studying law at City, with City students seeing significant success in both national and international competitions.

Pro Bono

Pro Bono means "for the public good" and provides a fantastic opportunity for you to participate in real, supervised, case work. Here at City, we believe Pro Bono work helps you to develop a range of transferrable skills whilst helping the local community. 

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