Two Year LLB in the UK
Study a 2 year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in the UK
Students with a first degree in any subject who wish to convert to law can study a two-year LLB in the UK, known as Graduate Entry Law, Senior Status Law, or an Accelerated LLB.The two-year LLB covers the core modules and foundations of Law, generally allowing students to choose elective modules in the second year.
LLB graduates will develop skills in negotiation, advocacy, and legal practice whilst also advancing in communication and analytical thinking.Mock courtrooms give students access to a real-life setting to practice mooting.
On an LLB course in the UK students will learn essential skills such as legal writing and document drafting, professional behaviour, building relationships with clients and commercial awareness; all valuable tools for meeting clients’ needs whether in a global or local company.
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. Universities have strong links with local and national law firms and ensure students have the opportunities to network with potential employers.
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.
Benefits of Studying Senior Status Law in the UK
- Study in the country where common law originated
- Complete a Law degree in just two years after a first 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
- No LSAT required
- Apply to up to five law schools for just £24 (around $40 CAD)
Entry Requirements for a Bachelor of Laws
A first or upper second class honours UK bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject, or overseas equivalent. Graduates from Canadian universities will generally require a B+ degree or higher.
Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements differ between UK universities.
Which UK Universities Offer 2-year LLB Courses?
Find out about the two-year LLB courses offered at the universities below:
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
- University of Buckingham
- BPP University
- University of Central Lancashire
- City, University of London
- University of Dundee
- University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Napier University
- University of Essex
- University of Exeter
- University of Glasgow
- University of Greenwich
- University of Hertfordshire
- University of Hull
- University of Kent
- University of Law
- University of Leeds
- University of Leicester
- University of Liverpool
- London School of Business and Management
- University of Oxford
- University of Northampton
- Nottingham Trent University
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Queen’s University Belfast
- SOAS University of London
- University of South Wales
- University of Southampton
- Staffordshire University
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Stirling
- University of Sussex
- University of York
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