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Law (Graduate Entry) LLB

Course code

M105; M106

Start date

September

Placement available

Mode of study

2 years full-time

3 years full-time with placement

Fees

2021/22

International £16,335

UK £9,250

Entry requirements

2:2 (A-level)

N/A (BTEC)

N/A (IB)

2021/22 changes

Click here to read about how your course will be delivered and supported from September 2021.

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Overview

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.

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 learnt from your previous degree, will make you an excellent candidate for a career in law.

The solicitors qualification route will change from 1 September 2021. To qualify as a solicitor you will need a degree and to pass the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), Parts 1 and 2. All Brunel LLBs provide a solid grounding in the core legal subjects aspiring solicitors need to know. There will be a transitional period applicable to students who have completed, started, accepted an offer of a place or paid a non-refundable deposit by 21 September 2021 (inclusive) for a qualifying law degree (QLD). These students will have the option of taking either the 'QLD route' or the 'SQE route'. Brunel Law (Graduate Entry) LLB programme is a QLD for these purposes. To qualify as a barrister you will need a law degree which covers the foundations of legal knowledge subjects, which this Brunel LLB does. For further information on solicitor and barrister qualification routes, please refer to www.sra.org.uk and www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

For students coming from Canada you can see the benefits of studying the Graduate Entry LLB on our Canadian students webpage

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

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.

This course can be studied 2 years full-time or 3 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.

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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

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UK entry requirements

  • The minimum requirement for admission into the Graduate Entry LLB is an honours degree at 2:2 level in a subject other than Law.

For students coming from Canada, please see details on our Graduate LLB for Canadian students webpage.

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EU and International entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)  

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

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 through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2021/22 entry

International

£16,335 full-time

£1,385 placement year

UK

£9,250 full-time

£1,385 placement year

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home 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.

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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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.

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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.