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

Year 1: Induction course; constitutional and administrative law; law of obligations 1 (contract law); legal methods and legal systems; option modules which may include: law, anthropology and colonialism; legal history; legal writing and advocacy; imprisonment and justice; crime fiction and the law; law and film. Year 2: Criminal law; law of obligations 2 (tort); law of property 1 (land law); option module which may include: family law; evidence; criminal justice; human rights; labour law; medical law; refugee law; foundations of company law; advanced studies in company law; private international law; public international law; multinational enterprises and the law; law and commercial relationships. Year 3: Legal theory 1 and 2; law of the European Union; law of property 2 (equity and trusts); option module which may include those listed under year 2 above, plus intellectual property; legal practice; dissertation.

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
4 years
Part Time Evening
LLB (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
LLB (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

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

Key Course Information

KIS Key Information Set

The KIS is an official overview of comparable information on higher education courses for prospective students. Read more.

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 50%

Total Coursework: 49%

Total Practical: 1%