University of Westminster

Course Introduction

London is the most significant global centre for international law, home to many of the largest international law firms. Westminster Law School is in the middle of a vibrant commercial district with good access to courts, key legal employers and legal institutions, and you will be able to take advantage of our extensive programme of work placements with major legal firms and 'blue chip' companies. You can also study law abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions. We have an excellent record in careers at the Bar and with leading solicitors' firms; our graduates have gone on to become barristers and advocates, solicitors, clerks and officers of court, legal executives, and paralegals, as well as pursuing careers in accountancy, the Civil Service and government. Our strong research community has an international reputation for leading research into the legal profession and legal practice, international law and human rights, entertainment and sports law, and commercial and financial law.

Course Modules

Year 1: Contract; legal skills and process; public law; tort; 1 option from: criminal justice 1; film and the law; introduction to business law; introduction to legal practice; introduction to rights; mooting and advocacy; property and people; free choice module. Year 2: Criminal law; European Union law; land law; legal profession and legal services; 1 option from: agency; alternative dispute resolution; criminal justice 2; housing law; introduction to human rights; law and culture; law and medical practice; law and social justice; legal ethics; legal reasoning; research methods; women and the law; work placement. Year 3: Equity and trusts; options, choose from the following double modules: company law; criminal procedure and evidence; disability law; dissertation in law; elements of taxation; entertainment law; family law; human rights law in the UK; intellectual property law; issues in competition law; labour law; law of international trade; law of the environment; media law; philosophy of law; project in law; public international law; the united nations system for the protection of human rights.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
LLB (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
LLB (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 5 years
Part Time Day
LLB (Hons)

Part Time Evening
LLB (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Higher AABBB
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 10
Studying and working 20
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

23% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 44%

Total Coursework: 51%

Total Practical: 4%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation