Brunel Law School has 50 years of experience teaching law and our students from Canada make a valued contribution to our vibrant international community on our London campus.
Studying law in England is similar to Canada, due to the common law jurisdiction similarities between the two countries. Our Graduate LLB offers Canadian students, who have already completed an undergraduate degree in Canada, an opportunity to study law on a fast-track two year programme.
Benefits of studying the Graduate Entry LLB at Brunel Law School
- The course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB); and eligible for NCA accreditation (see below for details)
- You can study two years full-time or three years full-time with a one-year placement
- A dedicated placements tutor to facilitate finding placement opportunities
- Being close to London gives excellent opportunities for professional development
- Flexibility to tailor your module choice in the second year of study
- Campus life – There’s so much to get involved in on campus, including joining the law society
- 15% Alumni discount available
- On-campus accommodation with the option to be housed with postgraduate students or final year undergraduate students
- We have a diverse international student body
- Continue your studies with a Postgraduate LLM at Brunel
Entry Criteria for Canadian students:
Canada - Bachelor degree
A minimum score of GPA 2.8/4, GPA 5.5/9 or 70% from a well ranked higher education institution.
Find out more about the course content on the main Graduate LLB course page, or watch our video below.
Canadian Law student describes her time at Brunel
To practise law in Canada, students with a law degree from outside Canada will need to satisfy the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA).
NCA Certificate of Qualification
There are five exams of Canadian content that all law graduates from outside Canada must complete:
- Foundations of Canadian Law
- Canadian Criminal Law
- Canadian Constitutional Law
- Canadian Administrative Law
- Canadian Professional Responsibility
Please note the other core subjects required by the NCA are:
- Tort Law
- Contract Law
- Property Law
- Business Organisations
These subjects are deemed to be so similar between the UK and Canada that once you have passed them in the UK with at least 45% you do NOT need to repeat these exams in Canada.
If a student completes the Graduate Entry LLB and achieves a 2:2 (a 50% average with no individual module marks under 45%) and has at least two years of university education prior to the Graduate LLB, then they will have five mandatory exams to do.
If a student completes the Graduate Entry LLB and achieves a 2:2 (a 50% average, with no individual mark under 45%) with no prior university or less than two years university, then you will have seven exams to do: the five mandatory exams, plus another two assigned by the NCA:
Contact the NCA
Tel: (613) 236-1700
National Committee on Accreditation
c/o Federation of Law Societies of Canada
World Exchange Plaza
45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1810
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
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