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- Law at Brunel is ranked 8th in London (The Complete University Guide 2018)
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About the course
The Graduate Entry LL.B. Programme is a “fast track” two year Law Degree, for people who have already achieved a degree in another academic discipline (at minimum 2:2 level).
The Graduate Entry LL.B. Programme with Professional Placement includes an extra “sandwich year” during which students will undertake a professional work placement.
The Graduate Entry LL.B. is aimed at producing confident and talented law graduates who are well rounded in their knowledge and skills, and broad minded in their outlook. Our goal is to produce graduates who have a strong foundation in the underlying theories and substantive principles of English Law who are able to locate these theories and principles in their wider socio-political, procedural, institutional and cultural contexts, and who are critical thinkers and able scholars. Our objective is for our graduates to emerge from the university with sound knowledge encapsulated in a qualifying law degree, good analytical abilities, and well developed legal research and writing skills. Our emphasis is as much on the application of knowledge and the development and enhancement of skills, as on the acquisition of the knowledge itself.
The Graduate Entry LL.B. with Professional Practice programme has the additional aims of providing students with high quality first-hand experience of the world of legal practice and its relation to academia, as well as to allow students to form a reflective view of the various roles, challenges, and professional opportunities that legal practice presents.
Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)
The Graduate Entry LL.B. is a two year programme, which will give students a thorough grounding in the “foundations of legal knowledge” subjects required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board to allow them to enter one of the two main legal professions. Students will also be able to take one optional subject (or two optional subjects if a qualifying law degree is not sought).
These modules are:
- Criminal Law
- Law of Contract
- Public Law
- Law of Torts
- Land Law
- Law of Trusts
Final year Graduate Entry LL.B. students may opt to study European Union Law. Those students who do choose to study European Union Law in their final year will have a choice of one other module option from the following list (those Graduate Entry students who do not opt to study European Union Law may choose two modules from the list below):
- Taxation of Income
- Sentencing and Penology
- Competition Law
- Family Law
- Children and the Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Human Rights
- Banking Law
- Company Law
- Consumer Law
- Employment Law
- International Law
- International Sales Law and Arbitration
Final year Graduate LL.B. students will also have to complete a 10,000 word dissertation on a legal topic of their choice.
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel
There are a variety of legal topics in which students may undertake their dissertations, ranging over all the fields of legal expertise contained in Brunel Law School.
The Graduate Entry LL.B. and the Graduate LL.B. with Professional Placement will both enhance students’ employment prospects, permitting them entry into a variety of law related positions, and also professions which are not directly linked to law.
There are many career paths open to a Graduate LL.B. candidate on successful completion of the degree. Both the legal professions (solicitor and barrister) are available, and many Brunel students take this route, working as barristers in chambers and as solicitors in law practices, or as “in-house” lawyers in companies. However, there are many other options. For instance, some Brunel Law students have secured positions at public institutions such as the Home Office and the Law Commission. Lucrative careers in human resources, banking, insurance, and other business careers are also open to LL.B. graduates.
Graduate LL.B. students have the possibility of a wide variety of professional placements at Brunel Law School. Many of our students undertake paralegal work at solicitors’ firms of differing sizes or in barristers’ chambers, or in in-house company legal departments,. For a number of years now some of our students have acted as research assistants to Members of Parliament, while others have worked at departments within the Home Office.
At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.
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Entry criteria 2018/19
2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in any subject
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
Teaching and learning
Teaching will be carried out through the medium of lectures and seminars, and for the dissertation, students will receive supervision from one of the academic staff.
Assessment and feedback
By a combination of assessed coursework, unseen examinations, and a final year dissertation.
- Graduate in two years (rather than three)
- Opportunity to progress directly to the vocational stage of legal education
- Opportunity to take a unique Graduate Entry LL.B. with Professional Practice programme
- Delivers a range of extracurricular activities designed to enhance your legal career potential
Fees and funding
Fees for 2018/19 entry
Additional course related costs
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).
Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase.