The Graduate Entry LLB is a fast track two-year law degree that enables people with a degree in another academic discipline (at minimum 2:2 level) to earn a qualifying law degree.
As a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) accredited course, you’ll get a thorough grounding in the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ subjects required by the SRA and the Bar Standards Board and develop the research, analytical and communication skills you’ll need to pursue a successful legal career.
We offer two study options. You can choose two years full-time, or three years full-time with a one-year professional placement between the first and second years that will give you hands-on experience working in a legal practice.
The legal skills you’ll gain from our Graduate Entry LLB, on top of what you learned from your previous degree, will make you an excellent candidate for a career in law.
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)
Coursework for your Graduate Entry LLB will consist of compulsory and optional modules and a 10,000 word dissertation on a legal topic of your choice. All Year 1 modules are compulsory. In your final year, apart from writing your dissertation you can choose any two of the optional modules listed below.
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- The Criminal Justice System
- The Civil Justice System
- Land Law
- Public Law in Context
- Tort Law
- Law of the European Union (this is compulsory for QLD status but can be replaced with an option if QLD is not sought)
- 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
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel
Careers and your future
Our high quality placements will give you first-hand professional legal experience and a real taste of what life after your studies could be like. You’ll benefit from the guidance of dedicated careers advisors and the expertise of your personal tutor so whether you want to explore your passion for law or already have your dream job in mind, we’ll support you on your career journey.
Our strong links with industry will help you to boost your career potential. Brunel is one of the few UK universities on the Blake Morgan Brand Ambassador Scheme – offering great work experience opportunities, mentoring programmes and giving you great exposure to the graduate recruitment team of a leading law firm.
With a 95%* employment rate, you’ll be sure to leave Brunel with a firm grounding in legal theory, allowing you to be flexible in your future choices. Law affects every part of our society so we’ll prepare you for work in the corporate world and government as well as legal roles in the humanitarian and criminal fields.
Under the umbrella of Law Lives, you’ll build, develop and strengthen transferable skills and experiences through a range of activities and programmes such as our Pro Bono Clinic, volunteering at the Family Court for the Personal Support Unit, and much more.
*UNISTATS 2018: 4-year course
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 2019/20
- The minimum requirement for admission into the Graduate Entry LLB is an honours degree at 2:2 level in a subject other than Law.
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
Brunel Law School is research driven and was ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Through their research, our lecturers are constantly extending the boundaries of domestic and international legal scholarship, which means your education will be innovative, inspiring and truly up-to-date.
Your studies will include lectures, seminars, private study and a dissertation in your final year. You’ll receive supervision from a member of staff for the dissertation who’ll help you select a topic, guide you through any challenges you may encounter, and will read and comment on your draft before you submit it.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Assessment and feedback
Modules are assessed by combinations of coursework and/or examinations. In the final year you are also required to write a dissertation.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2019/20 entry
£9,250 full-time; £1,000 placement year
Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.
Please note that this course is not eligible for any Statutory Funding.
Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.
There is a range of financial support available to help you fund your studies. Find out about undergraduate student funding options.