UCL Faculty of Laws



The LLB Law degree three-year programme leads to the award of a Bachelor of Laws honours degree from UCL

UCAS course code: M100 

This programme is recognised by the two main legal professional bodies, the Bar Council and the Law Society, 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, Hong Kong or Singapore) LLB, where students spend their third year at either the University of New South Wales, Hong Kong University or the National University of Singapore.

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On the LLB Law programme, you will take four modules per year, and also receive a two-week induction on the study of law at the beginning of year one. During years one and two of the programme, all modules are compulsory. Year three of the programme consists of four optional modules.

Most modules are taught by weekly lectures or seminars combined with biweekly tutorials, but teaching methods vary (especially in year three), and can include seminars or lectures with or without tutorials.

Many modules are formally assessed by 100% examination at the end of the summer term, but some can be assessed by a combination of examination and coursework, or solely by coursework. You will also receive informal assessment of written work throughout the academic year, and during the first year of the programme, you will be able to sit practice examinations in January.

Programme structure

Year 1

Prior to the start of teaching, you will be required to complete our two-week induction programme: Laws' Connections: Legal Doctrine and Contemporary Challenges.

Laws' Connections is designed to be an inspiring introduction to the study of law here at UCL Laws, and to the role of law in addressing social challenges. It has two elements:

  1. Introduction to the Study of Law
  2. Case Studies

Students will each take two case studies in their first two weeks at UCL on subjects such as climate change, homelessness, the gig economy, medical accidents and the family home.   In the case studies, we shall think hard about the role of lawyers and law in addressing significant social problems and introduce some important legal ideas and concepts, and also some important legal skills. You shall also of course get to know the people you will be studying with for the coming years.

You will then take four compulsory modules during year one of the programme:

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law I
  • Public Law
Year 2

During year two of the programme, you will take four compulsory modules:

  • European Union Law
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Property Law II
  • Tort Law
Year 3

During year three of the programme, you will be able to choose four optional modules. The modules available may include:

  • Access to Justice and Community Engagement
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Criminal Processes
  • Criminology
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • History of English Law
  • Human Rights in the UK
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Introduction to Competition Law and Consumer Protection
  • Law and Social Inquiry
  • Law of Taxation
  • Law, Innovation and Public Policy
  • Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law
  • Public International Law
  • Research Essay
  • Roman Law
  • Unjust Enrichment

More information

For further programme information, including programme-specific entry requirements, visit the UCL Prospectus site.

Apply through UCAS