Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Our School of Law is a leading international centre for world'class legal teaching, research and scholarship and is the most rapidly expanding law school within the University of London. Our academic staff are internationally recognised authorities in their fields, delivering stimulating and relevant teaching programmes. Dedicated academic skills workshops are run at Birkbeck by our Learning Development Tutor, who can advise on essay writing, time'management, efficient reading and note'making, giving presentations and participating in seminars. We encourage our students to participate in the wide range of extracurricular activities we offer, including lectures by internationally renowned guest speakers, our Student Law Society, our annual retreat to Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, which allows you to explore contemporary issues in law with specialist speakers, and our successful mooting programme, where advocacy training is given by experienced practising barristers. The School of Law offers free careers advice and organises careers evenings. We offer a range of help and support to our students. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

4 modules: common law reasoning and institutions; criminal law; elements of the law of contract; public law.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
LLB (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
LLB (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Interview
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • IELTS 6.5
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • Tariff 120
  • Course specific

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12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 52%

Total Coursework: 46%

Total Practical: 2%