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
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.
Property Law I
European Union and Human Rights Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Property Law II
Four options from the following list:
Access to Justice and Community Engagement
Conflict of Laws
Crime and Criminal Justice
History of English Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Evidence
Law of Taxation
Public International 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.