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LLB (Hons) Law


Education for everyone, everywhere

Whether you’re constrained by location, cost, time, or other life commitments, we’re passionate about giving you access to higher education that fits into your busy, modern life.

You decide how and where to study

We offer a wide range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both our online and blended study modes.

Full support both online and on-site

We’re also proud to offer non-standard entry, meaning your work experience and previous qualifications are taken into account when assessing your application.

Strong focus on employability

You will gain in-depth subject knowledge and transferable skills that employers from a huge range of industries will value. Many of our courses at Arden are also accredited by leading professional bodies in the UK.

Course overview:

Arden’s LLB (Hons) Law course is the perfect pathway if you aspire to become a lawyer or barrister. An LLB qualification, also known as a Bachelor of Laws, is equivalent to a BA or BSc undergraduate degree, and is the first step to an exciting choice of career possibilities in the law sector and also in professions such as journalism, politics, policing, teaching, and much more. 

Our LLB course, which is available at our UK study centres and also as a fully online degree, has been newly updated to reflect recent changes to professional practice qualifications in the UK. You now have the opportunity to select specific degree pathways, such as preparing for a career as a solicitor by opting for course modules that cover the knowledge required for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1). Alternatively, you may want to take a pathway that prepares you for a Bar Training Course if you wish to qualify as a barrister in the future. You’ll also have the option to study elective modules covering EU and International law–particularly useful if you live outside the UK in a country that practices common law. 

However, we don’t expect all our students to make a concrete decision about their future career when they first join us, and this law course isn’t just for those that want to work in the legal sector. You’ll have time to discover which aspects of your law degree ignite your passion during your first few years of study, and you’ll find that this LLB course helps you develop a full suite of skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, presentation, negotiation, and persuasion. Workplace attributes such as these are hugely valuable across a wide range of contemporary careers, and you’ll graduate with a highly regarded qualification that provides value for a lifetime. 



Course details and modules

With this professionally focused Law degree, you’ll learn practical skills that are focused on your future employability. Studying our LLB (Hons) Law also means you’ll start gathering the knowledge required for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1), as well as taking an important step towards a Bar Training Course if you wish to qualify as a barrister. Students who want to graduate with a more universal LLB qualification that’s relevant across different global professions have a number of optional modules to choose from in year three. Each of these modules covers a particular field or career skillset, such as EU or international law, family law, or immigration and asylum law.

Preparation for the SQE 1 exam

The way in which solicitors and barristers qualify in England and Wales has recently changed. Our LLB reflects the latest industry requirements to ensure that students are fully equipped to take the relevant Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) exams if they wish to do so. This includes access to SQE related learning materials for up to a year to prepare for sitting part 1 of the SQE exam for all successful graduates. 

Levels and awards

  • LLB (Hons) Law (360 credits)
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Law (240 credits)
  • Certificate in Higher Education in Law (120 credits)

Course Modules:

Level 4

  • English Legal System and Skills
  • Public Law
  • Tort 1
  • Crime 1
  • Civil Liberties in Practice
  • Contract Law

Level 5

  • Tort 2
  • Crime 2
  • Land Law and Practical Skills
  • Equity, Trusts and Wills
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Technology, Innovation and the Law

Level 6

  • Core modules (20 credits)
  • Employment Law 
  • Optional professional practice modules
  • SQE pathway recommended modules (20 credits)*
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Solicitors Professional Practice
  • Property Practice
  • Law of Evidence
  • Bar pathway recommended modules (20 credits)*
  • European Union Law
  • Advocacy
  • Law of Evidence
  • Optional modules (20 credits)*
  • Family Law 
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Placement and Pro Bono
  • International Law
  • Public International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research Project
  • Legal Dissertation (40 credits)

*For students enrolled at our UK study centres: modules are subject to student numbers and may be delivered in the online format where necessary. 

Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn’t a clear pathway to this degree – we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Course Eligibility

Standard entry requirements

  • Three subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in four subjects at GCSE level or equivalent including GCSE English; or
  • Completion of a recognised Access Programme or equivalent, such as our LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year.

Non standard entry requirements

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this LLB degree, even if you do not currently meet our standard entry requirements. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, as well as references and evidence of relevant experiences and/or previous qualifications. 

Exemptions may be granted in respect of other prior qualifications subject to Arden’s APCL regulations.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted.

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide the above evidence of English proficiency. 

How do we assess you?

Virtual Law Firm

A unique aspect of this course is Arden’s Virtual Law Firm. The Virtual Law Firm replicate many of the  aspects of professional law practice that you will encounter in  the workplace, such as  receiving  client instructions, interacting with colleagues, and working to deadlines. Through the Virtual Law Firm, you’ll be able to apply your learning to real world scenarios in a safe environment with supportive feedback and guidance from our law faculty members.

Assessment methods tailored to your career

To assess your progress through the course, a variety of assessment methods are used that support the development of your knowledge, application, and skills. At level 4 and level 5, each module’s assessment contains two parts. 

  • A multiple choice question (MCQ) examination to assess your comprehension of key module content. This assessment format directly reflects the MCQ format of the SQE examinations, giving you added preparation if you opt for further solicitor training. 
  • The second part includes a number of different assessment methods, which may include the use of advocacy, portfolios, drafting exercises, and coursework, depending on the module you’re currently working through. 

At level 6, you’ll have the opportunity to choose which modules you wish to study to reflect your desired career path, and you’ll be given full support and guidance through each item of assessment you undertake. 

Course fee breakdown

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on (i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.
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