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Business Law LLB (Hons)

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Overview

This qualifying law degree is the first step to becoming a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive. Focusing on commercial law you'll explore how contracts are used in a business environment, covering: international sale contracts and insuring contracts against business failure.

We're now ranked 13th in the UK in The Guardian's annual league table for law courses.

8 reasons to study Law here

Happy students: No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in Law (Guardian League Table, 2018) with an energetic Student Law Society that arranges talks, visits and competitions.
Great teaching: No. 1 London university for Teaching, Academic Support, Assessment and Feedback in Law, National Student Survey 2016.
Legal Advice Clinic: a free drop-in clinic for the community delivering a valuable public service - staffed by trained student advisers and supervised by practising solicitors.
Expert academics: Our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law.
Free iPad: Advanced technology and e-learning, a free iPad will support your studies.
Comprehensive reading resources: via our virtual learning environment, a personal e-law library worth £6,000.
Work experience: Volunteer at the Lambeth County Court Help Desk Scheme and with local law firms - and volunteer as a Legal Adviser at the Legal Advice Clinic.
Alternative route into legal profession: Alternative route into legal profession: We are the only University in London to offer qualification as a Legal Executive via the CILEx modules on the LLB - on completion of the necessary options you'll eligible to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, (CILEx).

This degree course covers...

The course gives you a solid foundation across all key aspects of business law. This course covers:

  • the legal system
  • contract and tort
  • property, equity and trusts
  • consumer protection
  • company law
  • employment law
  • commercial law applied in a business context.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

  • Thomas Spencer, Law LLB (Hons)

    Thomas Spencer, Law LLB (Hons)

    How one legal eagle has made the most of his time at LSBU, securing TWO prestigious scholarships along the way.

  • Mooting

    Mooting

    The Department of Law at LSBU actively encourages students to take part in external Mooting competitions, resulting in many success stories.

Modules

The LLB (Hons) Business Law degree is structured around three themes. Year 1 focuses on building core legal skills; Year 2 focuses on employability; and Year 3 focuses on independent learning (project work). Methods of assessment for the course overall: 22% coursework

Assessment is through coursework, oral presentation, multiple choice tests, case notes, in class essays and exams. 

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Legal skills, legal study, legal system (including foundation)
    You'll be introduced to aspects of the English Legal System, and practical, transferable and legal skills and legal theory essential to effective engagement with their legal studies. You'll be introduced to the theories of what law is and what are its sources, the court system, EU and International law, and the personnel involved in the administration of the law.
    You'll encounter and develop a range of skills, including study skills, deriving law from primary sources and explaining, discussing and applying it, research, using secondary sources, problem solving, essay writing, communication and IT skills, numerical skills, and reflective learning.
  • Foundations of Public law
    You'll study the fundamental laws, practices and principles of Public law which define and influence the relationship between the individual and the state as characterised by various governmental institutions in the UK. Detailed consideration is given to the fundamental mechanisms by which human rights are protected and government is subject to legal and political accountability. Various skills are developed including those of analysis, critical evaluation and problem solving.
  • Introduction to contract and tort
    This module is designed as your introduction to the areas of Tort and Contract Law. You'll be introduced to the basic concepts of contractual and tortious liability. In terms of substantive coverage, Contract Law will focus on formation of contract and Tort will focus on Trespass to the Person and how this aims to ensure protection of liberty, autonomy and personal integrity. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of law with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module.

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Public and EU law
    The purpose of this module is to develop further students’ understandings of the nature of constitutional arrangements in the UK with a focus on sovereignty especially in relation to membership of the EU. The aims of this course are as follows: to provide students with a good grounding in the institutions of governments in the UK and the underlying principles upon which they are based; to provide students with a grounding in the institutions and principles of governance in the EU; and to link the above mentioned through an exploration of the dilemmas of sovereignty and the continuing need for the supremacy of governmental institutions, drawing upon selected historical, social and constitutional developments to highlight such issues.
  • Contract law
    This module is designed to build on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of contractual liability arising in the context of contract content, vitiating factors and discharge of a contract. You'll explore the workings of these areas of contract by considering the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module.
  • Tort law
    This module builds on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of tortious liability in the context of negligence and torts derived from negligence. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of torts with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Working in the law (including foundation)
    In this module you're provided with an opportunity to develop transferable and practical skills in the context of your career development. You'll have the opportunity to think about different kinds of legal work and to reflect on your knowledge, develop and practice your skills and gain experience needed to pursue the career of their choice.  The module will assist you in making, reviewing and implementing your career plan. You'll be encouraged and supported in gaining practical work experience in furtherance of the development of their career plan alongside the module. The module is assessed by 100% coursework.
  • Criminal law 1
    You'll be introduced to the basic principles of criminal liability, and will explore statutory and common law sources on which the law is based. The module is assessed by a part seen examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time - 50% for unseen questions and 50% for a seen question which will be made available to students a week prior to the examination).
  • EU rights
    Law of the European Union reflects the importance of EU law in the English Legal system. It is important to the management of the UK economy and relevant to the financial practitioners in the City. Business leader's decisions are influenced by EU competition law. It is important to migrants and practitioners of immigration law, to consumers and trading standards officials, to all employees through employment law and to all of us in relation to the environment. The module is assessed by an unseen examination paper (100% - 2 hours plus 15 mins reading time).

Semester 2

  • Criminal law and the law of criminal evidence
    In this module you'll build upon the basic principles of criminal liability studied in Criminal Law 1 and examine how the rules of Evidence apply while considering some more complex areas of the Criminal law. The module is assessed by a trial Observation (50% - 2,500 words maximum) for Criminal Evidence, and, an unseen examination paper (50%  - 1 hour + 15 minutes reading time) for Criminal Law 2.
  • Property, equity and trusts 1
    This module introduces you property law (including Land law) and Equity and Trusts.  You'll study some basic property law topics, focusing upon the creation, transfer and management of property interests.  Key legal, transferable and practical skills are developed. At the same time, the module explores the economic and social basis of property law in business and the family, and the reasons for and policies behind the law.  Assessment is by means of a part seen examination. The module also gives preparation for the further study of Property Equity and Trusts 2 and Land Law. 

Plus the specialist module from below for semester 2:

  • Consumer protection and the law
    This module enables you to engage in contemporary debate relating to consumer law, its development and reform.   Studying this module will encourage you to appreciate the significance of the social, economic and political context within which the law operates.  You'll be able to comprehend the integration in practice of previously studied law "subjects" and to analyse and evaluate the UK and EU framework for the protection of consumers' interests.  You'll examine selected aspects of consumer protection policy and practice to illustrate issues including: the implementation of policy goals through the interplay of legal control, voluntary self-regulation and enforcement practice; and the roles of various national, local and international stakeholders both governmental and non-governmental, etc.

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    • Property, equity and trusts 2
      You'll build on the Property Equity and Trusts 1 module, in particular its introduction to Equity and Trusts, to fulfil the study of these topics required by the legal professional bodies as a foundation subject of a qualifying law degree.  You'll examine the trust and equity in action by considering the powers and duties of trustees, and the control exercised by the courts over them at the behest of beneficiaries (or in the case of charity trustees, the Attorney-General and the Charity Commissioners).  Special attention is given to the role of trustees in the management of charities and co-owned land among numerous other examples of the role played by trustees in business life, such as in pension funds, investments, and as personal representatives. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% -  2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).
    • Business law
      This module builds on student learning in Levels 4 and 5 and critically examines key aspects of business law principles. A transactional approach is adopted which emphasises how contracts are used in a business environment when goods and services are bought and sold. This involves considering the appropriate type of business organisation to use, buying or selling through agents, international sale contracts, protecting the transaction through insurance and business failure.
    • Company law
      In this module you'll be given an understanding of the development of some of the fundamental principles relating to company law.  You'll examine the nature of a company, company structures, management and ownership, capital structures and shareholder remedies. The course takes into account the impact of the EU and current company law reform proposals.

    Semester 2

    • Land law
      Land law is a study of relationships. You'll study the relationship between the land and the rights which can exist in or over it, the relationship between the various persons who own an estate or interest over the land or want to defeat the competing interests in or over the land. You'll look at the rights and duties of each party to that relationship, how these relationships co-exist and what happens when the relationships come into conflict. Land Law governs the relative priorities enjoyed by two or more interests concerning the same piece of land. Land Law creates clear rules and formalities as to how the owner of an interest in land can acquire, transfer or extinguish that interest in land. You'll study the interests over land which Land Law is prepared to recognise and how these interests must be protected to ensure enforceability against third parties. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).
    • Project (this is a compulsory module which students complete in either semester 2)
      You'll be given an opportunity to carry out extended, independent, research in an area of your choice relating to substantive English law. Normally, you'll not be allowed to choose a topic that has been taught in detail on the degree. There are three pieces of assessed work, which count towards the final project mark. A project supervisor is allocated to you once you've selected a project area. 
    • Employment law
      You'll critically examine the law directly governing the employment relationship including both the contract of employment and statutory regulation.  You'll be concerned primarily with key issues and basic principles and to the application of the law in the workplace.   Employment law is a complex and expanding area of study constantly changing.  In addition to original legal materials such as statutes and cases, seminar readings are drawn from academic literature, official documents and case studies.

      Working in the Law module

      Working in the Law is a compulsory module for second year LLB students. The module delivers sessions on graduate employability, writing applications for law work, developing Curriculum Vitae and making presentations. You'll use online materials developed by the University Careers Service designed to encourage you to think about your knowledge, skills and attributes when considering career options. Personality and psychometric tests are carried out for you to further reflect upon and provide an opportunity to develop further as part of the Personal Development Plan (PDP). The module goes further to introduce you to the contentious and non contentious areas of practice, providing an opportunity to appreciate application of the law in practice.

      The module places a great emphasis on employability, you're supported in gaining work experience and additional evening sessions are arranged for practitioners to deliver talks to you about life in practice. We regularly arrange Continuing Professional Development sessions, which are open to you to attend and provide an opportunity to network with practitioners.

      CILEX membership can be obtained by taking Company Law, Business Law and Employment Law.

      Employability

      As a qualifying law degree this course is one of the pre requisites for application to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course.

      A law degree offers a variety of career choice in one of the most well-paid and socially important sectors. The type of career on offer can depend on the kind of law firm you want to work for, and possibly the area of law you specialise in. And options are not confined to the legal services sector either, due to the range of transferable skills gained from the course.

      DAC employability partnership

      DAC Beachcroft partnered with LSBU to create an employability programme which aims to help increase diversity within the firm. This project came about due to Nick Young's (regional partner at DAC Beachcroft) strong affiliation to LSBU as an alumnus of the university.

      Nick Young is an alumnus here at LSBU, and created this employability programme to help increase diversity within his firm, DAC Beachcroft, where he's a regional partner.

      DAC Beachcroft are supporting the development of law students at LSBU with employability skills through training and preparation for a training contract, and the steps involved before securing a contract.

      Law student editorial magazine

      In addition to these programmes, students will have the opportunity to be contributors and editors in the annual law students magazine, The Devil's Advocate.

      Please click and zoom to read the articles in full detail.

      Legal professions

      Commitment is needed to work in the legal profession as it can take a long time to qualify and it is a very competitive sector. Having good analytical skills and the ability to digest large amounts of information and then explain it in plain English are essential.

      Holding the LLB award is useful for many jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion. As a 'gold' standard degree many employers, recognising the value of having a good understanding of the law in commercial and industrial life, value it.  Small companies, individual departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also need staff aware of legal pitfalls, with an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted.

      Solicitor

      Solicitors form the largest part of the legal profession, with around 120,000 practicing solicitors in the UK, the majority based in the London area. (Law Society) Competition for training places is fierce and some firms arrange training contracts up to two years in advance. Solicitors provide expert legal support and advice to clients.  They take instructions from clients who can be individuals to private companies and then advise on necessary courses of legal action.

      Roughly 75% of solicitors work in private practise, however opportunities elsewhere include the Crown Prosecution Service or legal aid services. Unsurprisingly, law is the highest paid graduate job with salaries averaging £36,000, with massive potential to rise with career development. (Solicitor job profile, Prospects)

      Barrister

      Another option is to become a barrister. Barristers represent their clients in court, usually instructed by the client's solicitor. Although demand to be a barrister far outweighs the amount of positions available, and it requires further qualifications and training, the benefits can include salaries  of up to £300,000.

      Paralegal

      Another popular legal profession, paralegals, usually work with solicitors and carry out a host of legal work – from providing information to clients, to preparing documents. In the long-term there is the possibility of becoming a solicitor from taking this route. Paralegals can initially expect  to earn £12,000-£30,000, although with more experience this can increase, especially in large commercial firms. (All About Careers)

      Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

      As modules in this course are accredited by Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on graduation you will can 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, and after five years' experience salaries can reach £55,000. (National Careers Service)

      Gold standard degree

      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.

      LSBU Employability Service

      We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

      LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

      As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

      Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

      • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
      • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
      • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
      • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
        It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
      • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
      • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

      Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

      Placements

      Placements and volunteering lie at the heart of our teaching and employability strategies. Results and qualifications are important but they are often not enough. Employers are looking for candidates who can already show that they have the skills, knowledge, motivation and experience to do the job. But placements and volunteering don't just add value to your CV, they make you a better student too – challenging you and showing the way

      Our students have enjoyed successful placements within a varied range of organisations including:

      London South Bank University Legal Advice Clinic

      An innovative and exciting opportunity for our students to volunteer at the Legal Advice Clinic offering advice and assistance to members of the public on a drop in basis. Students receive specialist training, supervised sessions in undertaking research and give legal advice on live issues such as social welfare law as well as Employment Law.

      Lambeth County Court

      We are the first law department to work alongside the Lambeth County Court Services in providing a duty scheme with students offering guidance and assistance to members of the public who cannot get assistance from the Court Services directly due to the numerous budget cuts . Offering a valuable opportunity to gain training on forms and proceedings as well as public relations within Civil proceedings.

      The London Borough of Southwark

      Our Law department has set up a placement programme in conjunction with Southwark Council which has proved to be a huge success. Students who complete a placement during the course of the academic year enter a competition at the end of the year for a full two week placement during the summer holidays, student feedback has been positive with many communicating their interest in the public sector having completed their work placement.

      South London Law Centres

      Southwark Law Centre, Blackfriars, Cambridge House and the Afro Asian Advisory Service are working together to provide work placements for our students to gain an insight into the workings of a law centre and the public advice sector. Students gain an insight into areas such as Employment Law, Housing law and Immigration law.

      Law Firms

      Anthony Gold Solicitors, and Fisher Meredith, Wainwright Cummins are a few of the law firms that are offering work placements to our students, providing valuable exposure to aspects of Civil Law. At present we arrange placements spanning over a 6 week period, with students spending one working day at the law firm.

      Tuckers Solicitors is UK's leading criminal law firm with offices nationwide, we have a number of placement opportunities for students who have an interest in Criminal law, Civil Liberties and Regulatory proceedings.

      Staff

      Louise Andronicou

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Associate Professor; Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries

      Louise is an Associate Professor specialising in Land Law, as well as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions for the Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries.


      Risham Chohan

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: LLB Year 1 Director of Studies, Senior Lecturer in Law

      Senior Law Lecturer, Director of Studies for single honours full time LLB (Hons), admissions tutor for the LLB (Hons) and member of London South Bank University's Employability Committee.


      Robert Hush

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer, LLB Year 3 Director of Studies

      Robert Hush is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a practicing family law solicitor, specialising in family law.


      Dr Cherry James

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer and LLB Year 2 Director of Studies

      Dr James specialises in English Legal System, the first year student experience, student mobility, and EU law.  Within the field of EU law her particular interests are EU citizenship, EU Higher Education law, Erasmus student mobility, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.


      John Koo

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Course Director, PG Diploma/CPE course

      John Koo is subject leader for European Union law. His research interests cover EU asylum law and the impact of Brexit on legal education. He is Course Director for the Law Conversion course (PG Diploma/CPE).


      Michael Pugh

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer

      Michael teaches contract law on the CPE and aspects of international business law on the LLM in International Commercial Law.


      Alan Russell

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer

      Alan is a Senior Law Lecturer. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a practising solicitor. He specialises in clinical legal education, civil justice and social welfare law.


      Chris Shepherd

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Course Director LLM International Commercial Law

      Chris is the Course Director of the LLM International Commercial Law. He specialises in contract law, company law and the international sale of goods and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


      Kim Silver

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer

      Kim Silver is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Division, where she leads final year project modules.


      Katherine Stylianou

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer

      Katherine Stylianou specialises in the following subjects: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Skills and the Law and Analysis of Evidence (mainly Criminal).


      Caron Thatcher

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Senior Lecturer

      Caron has lectured and tutored at LSBU for over 20 years and has used her experience of legal practice to enhance the practical legal content of the subjects that she teaches.


      Prof. Max Weaver

      School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
      Job title: Visiting Professor

      Max is deeply interested in the interaction between the common law (which judges ‘make’) and social needs and norms. He explores these through tort law and through philosophical scholarship.


      Facilities

      Teaching and learning

      People in lecture theatre

      No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in Law

      Guardian League Table, 2018
      Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
      Lectures and seminarsSelf-directed study
      Year 124%76%
      Year 224%76%
      Year 321%79%

      Entry requirements

      2018 Entry

      • A Level ABB or:
      • BTEC National Diploma DDM or:
      • Access to HE Diploma with 33D 3M 9P or:
      • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
      • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
      • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

      Work experience in a Law firm prior to enrolment is not required. However if you can secure any, it will provide a good entry point and start your self-development connected to Law.

      Visit UCAS for guidance on the 2018 tariff.

      How to apply

      International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

      Instructions for Home/EU applicants
      Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
      Mode
      Full-time
      Duration
      3 years
      Start date
      September
      Application code
      M108
      Application method
      Mode
      Part-time
      Duration
      5 years
      Start date
      September
      Application code
      4205
      Application method

      All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

      All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.

      Accommodation

      Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

      Finance

      It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

      Fees and funding

      Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

      Full-time
      The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
      UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
      AOS/LSBU code: 4204Session code: 1FS00
      Total course fee:
      UK/EU £27750
      International £39375

      For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

      Possible fee changes

      Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

      The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.

      Scholarships

      We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

      International students

      As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

      Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

      Case studies

      Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

      • Thomas Spencer, Law LLB (Hons)

        Thomas Spencer, Law LLB (Hons)

        How one legal eagle has made the most of his time at LSBU, securing TWO prestigious scholarships along the way.

      • Mooting

        Mooting

        The Department of Law at LSBU actively encourages students to take part in external Mooting competitions, resulting in many success stories.

      • Sabrina Smith, LLB Law

        Sabrina Smith, LLB Law

        With ambitions to be a property developer, Sabrina Smith hopes the transferable skills gained from a law degree will help her business to flourish

      • James Opong Nsiah, Law LLB (Hons)

        James Opong Nsiah, Law LLB (Hons)

        James really enjoyed the chance to give back through the Street Law project, where he visited his old college to take part in a mock trial.

      • Alexandra Varga, Law LLB (Hons)

        Alexandra Varga, Law LLB (Hons)

        Alexandra decided to pursue a career in law after being a witness in a court case.

      • Grace Bolo, alumna, LLB (Hons) Law

        Grace Bolo, alumna, LLB (Hons) Law

        How LSBU is helping one Law graduate make a difference here in the UK and back home in Kenya

      • Nick Young, alumnus, LLB Law

        Nick Young, alumnus, LLB Law

        Nick Young, a partner at City law firm DAC Beachcroft, is reaching out in a bid to increase diversity within the company.

      • Legal Advice Clinic

        Legal Advice Clinic

        The University’s on-campus Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a free legal advice service that’s open to the community and staffed by law students working under the supervision of practicing solicitors.

      • Dan Hedley, LLB Law

        Dan Hedley, LLB Law

        Dan Henley is practicing his trade with one of the most prestigious law firms in the world after graduating with a first class LLB Law degree at LSBU.

      • Danica Luces, student diaries, Working in Law

        Danica Luces, student diaries, Working in Law

        Danica gained invaluable insight and an eye opening experience at Southwark Law Centre where she worked on placement during her Working in Law module during second year.

      • Robert Narteh, student diaries, Working in Law

        Robert Narteh, student diaries, Working in Law

        Robert aimed to gain practical legal knowledge of the law, understand the principles of client care and the legal professional ethics, whilst on his placement of Working in the Law during his second year at LSBU.

      Prepare to start

      We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

      Applicant Open Days

      To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

      Enrolment and Induction

      Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

      In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

      Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

      Preparatory Reading List

      We would not want students to buy course texts until they have seen tutors and been advised. Instead they could usefully read an introduction to studying law, e.g. Learning the Law by Glanville Williams, Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas McBride or Studying Law by Askey and McLeod..

      • Read newspapers, preferably the quality press.
      • Follow what's happening in parliament and related constitutional issues.
      • Follow news stories related to legal issues.

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