What are the best places to do the LLB?
The UK boasts some of the most prestigious law schools in the world, so there’s no shortage of options across the country to study the LLB course.
Many UK universities will have high entry requirements that match their reputation and demanding workload, although attending one of these universities to study law will set you up favourably for a future career as a legal professional.
Bear in mind that many of these universities will require you to take the LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) as part of your application.
As is the case with most other subjects, Cambridge and Oxford are consistently ranked as the top institutions in the UK to study law at. Unlike other institutions, their Law degree is not known as an LLB, although it teaches many of the same skills over a three year course, offering an additional year abroad when studying the legal system of another European country.
Cambridge’s offering is known in shorthand as the ‘Tripos’, while Oxford places its undergraduate law degree under the title of Law (Jurisprudence). Times Higher Education places Cambridge in second place and Oxford in fourth on their list of law schools in the world, while QS’s 2020 list sees the latter move into 2nd as Cambridge moves to third.
In any case, what’s certain is that these two institutions will provide the highest quality and most comprehensive law degree in the country.
The London School of Economics’ LLB course places itself just behind Oxbridge. The entry requirements are A*AA results at A levels, while from those who graduated in 2019, 88% found themselves in employment within 6 months.
LSE is invariably the third best UK university to study the LLB on rankings, coming in at 8th on Times Higher Education’s list and 6th on the QS one.
University College London
The entry requirements for UCL will range from ABB to A*AA grades at A level, two of which will be from the university’s list of preferred subjects. The university’s law faculty ranks 14th and 16th on THE and QS respectively.
King’s College London
KCL's LLB course also offers the opportunity to carry out a placement abroad, with the opportunity to specialise in the legal systems of different countries such as the United States or Australia. It ranks in 15th place on QS’s world ranking of law schools. The required grades are A*AA at A level, or an equivalent.
Where can I find out more about the LLB?
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