London South Bank University

Course Introduction

As modules in this course are accredited by Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on graduation you will be eligible to work as a legal executive. Legal executives are similar to solicitors, except they specialise in one area of law. Legal executives are becoming an increasingly popular way of entering the law profession. While our graduates may go on to join professional courses leading to qualification as a solicitor or barrister, the LLB is also useful for numerous jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion. It is a gold standard degree valued by Employers because a sound understanding of the law is sought in most areas of commercial and industrial life. Small companies, individual company departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also require staff with an awareness of where the legal pitfalls may lie and an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted.

Course Modules

Year 1: legal skills, legal study and legal system (3lS); introduction to contract and tort; deconstructing the crime problem; contract law; law of torts; introduction to criminological theory. Year 2: foundations of public law (L4); criminal law 1; issues in contemporary policing; public and EU law (Ll4); property, equity and trusts 1; penal theory, policy and practice. Year 3: EU rights (L5); property, equity and trusts 2; crime, criminology and modernity; criminal law 2 and the law of criminal evidence (L5); land law; law combined project.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112-128
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M1
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 81%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 81%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 78%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 44
Studying 38
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 12
Unknown 3

27% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 70%

Total Coursework: 30%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation