UCL Laws Undergraduate Programmes

LLB Law (M100)

The LLB (M100) is a three-year programme leading to the award of a Bachelor of Laws honours degree from University College London. No previous knowledge of law is assumed or required. This degree is recognised by the two main legal professional bodies, the Bar Council (barristers) and the Law Society (solicitors), for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations. There is also the possibility of transfer to either the four-year joint LLB/JD degree, where students spend years three and four at the University of Columbia in New York or the Law with Another Legal System (Australia or Singapore) LLB, where students spend their third year at either the University of New South Wales or the National University of Singapore.

Students take four subjects per year, and also receive a short introduction to legal method at the start of year 1. Eight compulsory subjects are taken in years 1 and 2, and the third year consists of four optional subjects.

Most subjects are taught by weekly lectures or seminars combined with biweekly tutorials, but teaching methods vary (especially in year 3) and may consist of seminars or lectures with or without tutorials.

Many subjects are formally assessed by 100% examination in May, but some are assessed by a combination of examination and coursework or solely by coursework. Students also receive informal assessment of written work during the year, and in year 1, sit practice examinations in January.

Year 1
Contract Law
Criminal Law
Property Law I
Public Law

Year 2
European Union and Human Rights Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Property Law II
Tort Law

Year 3
Four options from the following list:

Access to Justice and Community Engagement
Commercial Law
Company Law
Competition Law
Conflict of Laws
Crime and Criminal Justice
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
History of English Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Evidence
Law of Taxation
Public International Law
Research Essay
Roman Law

The list of options available may vary from year to year but normally includes most or all of the above. Students may (with permission) replace one of these options with a subject in another UCL department (such as philosophy, history, geography, and economics) or a law course in another college or school of the University of London.

This page was last modified on 29 October, 2012
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