Study Bachelor of Law (LLB) in the UK
Apply for an LLB in the UK
Every year hundreds of Canadians go to the UK to study law. The main difference between studying in the UK and studying in Canada is that you can study a law degree in the UK immediately after graduating from high school. Canadian students with sufficent grades in their high school diploma can apply to study a 3 year LLB programme. Students that already have an undergraduate degree can apply for the fast track 2 year LLB Senior Status programme.
In the UK, applicants submit one online application to a central service (UCAS) and the application is then sent to the University (or Universities) that the applicant selects. Applicants can apply to up to 5 Universities.
All LLB degrees at UK universities are accredited by the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales.
Benefits of Studying Law in the UK
- There is no LSAT required to study law in the UK
- Study in the country where common law originated
- Complete an LLB in just three years
- Study a two year Senior Status LLB if you already have an undergraduate degree
- Gain work experience with a law firm whilst studying
- Benefit from an international and multicultural university experience
- Learn through lectures and small tutorial groups, with one-on-one time with professors available
- Study a year in France and a combined degree of English Law and French Law for students wishing to practice in Quebec
- Gain an internationally recognised qualification
- Apply to up to five law schools for just £24 (around $40 CAD)
LLB Career Prospects
Graduates from an LLB course in the UK will be prepared to enter legal careers such as becoming a solicitor or barrister, but will also gain skills to enter a wide range of professions such as business, criminology and academia. After an LLB, study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister.
Canadian students wishing to practice law in Canada after studying an LLB in the UK must complete a Certificate of Qualification comprising courses on Canadian Law Content. Alternatively, studying an LLM, Master of Laws, can provide exemption whilst also allowing students to specialise in a particular area of law, more information on postgraduate Law study can be found here.
Bachelor of Law LLB Entry Requirements
- International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- A-levels requirements: AAB.
- IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Which Universities offer LLB courses??
To learn more about the best undergraduate Law courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Law universities in the Guardian University Guide 2017 below:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- London School of Economics
- King's College London
- Queen Mary, University of London
- University College London
- University of Durham
- University of Dundee
- Robert Gordon University
- University of East Anglia
- BPP University
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