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Family Law LLB (Hons)


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Lawyers that change lives

Few legal careers can be as rewarding as that of practising family law. This Qualifying Law Degree will see you exploring topics such as relationships and their financial consequences, the law relating to children, and dispute resolution. It will prepare you to represent clients in life-changing matters such as adoption, custody of children, divorce proceedings and more.

Why Family Law at LSBU?

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 – we’re no 1 in London for Teaching, Academic Support, Assessment and Feedback (National Student Survey 2016).
Expert academics – our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law.
Outstanding facilities – we'll equip you with an iPad mini, complete online support and access to a personal law e-library worth £6000.
Work experience - you could volunteer at the Lambeth County Court Help Desk, with local law firms, or be a Legal Adviser at LSBU's free drop-in Legal Advice Clinic.
Alternative route – we’re the only university in London to offer qualification as a legal executive via the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) modules on the LLB. Complete the necessary options and you’ll be eligible to become a graduate member of the CILEx.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
3 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus

Case studies

  • Harun Efrant, LLB (Hons) Law

    A few years ago Harun was working as a hod carrier on a building site, now he is studying for a Law degree at LSBU.

  • Mooting


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


All our Qualifying Law Degrees share a common first year, so you’ll find yourself gaining a broad legal understanding from the off. In year two, you’ll begin to specialise, starting with developing your employability. Year three brings with it a focus on independent learning, so expect plenty of project work.

Throughout the course, you’ll be assessed in a number of different ways, each of which has been specially selected as being relevant to the sills you’ll be expected to demonstrate. These include 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 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 one option from the below for semester 2 (please note that although most optional modules run, we do not guarantee to run every module each year):

    • Alternative dispute resolution: theory and practice
      This module begins with looking at the theories of the function of courts, the problems related and the relationship this has to the emergence of ADR processes.  The module looks at legal theory and then specifically ADR theory that emerged from the US in the 1970-'s and 80's.   You'll then be introduced to the specific skills involved in negotiation and mediation.  In looking at the theory of these processes, the module identifies the principles and ethics that have evolved in this developing field.    Communication skills are taught on this module.  You'll be expected to write up your experience and evaluation of your skills each week.  This skills report is your first piece of assessment.
    • Comparative law - legal traditions of the world Students study key concepts of a major legal systems of the world – Arabic, Chinese, Civil Law and Common Law. They study the basic underlying philosophies and methods of each legal system and a selection of current topics of debate such as Law making & judicial decision making, Contract Law, crime and punishment, Human Rights & the relationship between the individual & society and Medical Law. This allows them to analyse and evaluate the similarities and differences of approach between the different legal systems. Students then choose one of these topics as the subject for an oral presentation researching, analysing and evaluating the law and proposals for reform in the light of different approaches between two or more of these major world legal systems.
    • Gender, justice and the law
      You'll explore a number of legal topics which have important consequences for women and their relationship with the law.  You'll be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the social, economic and political contexts in which the law and feminist theories operate.  The module recognises the importance of combining theory and practice and seeks to explore those connections by embedding theory within a practical legal framework; for example, by exploring the impact of feminist and associated theories in the areas of domestic violence, rape and sexual harassment.
    • Jurisprudence, law and politics
      You'll examine a number of the major theories of law and state from the foundations of the modern British constitution to the present day.  This will by done through readings and discussions of extracts from original texts in small groups. The Module explores the operation of the law through an examination of both classical and modern legal theories.
    • Medical law and ethics
      You'll study key concepts of medical law and medical ethics.  You'll study current topics of debate in medical law, such as consent to treatment, abortion and euthanasia, from a legal and then an ethical perspective. This allows you to analyse and explore the relationship between ethics and law. You then choose one of these topics as the subject for an extended essay, researching, analysing and evaluating the law and proposals for reform in the light of different ethical positions and approaches. 

      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).
      • Law in relation to children
        You'll examine black letter law in the context of children in relation to the adults in their lives. Starting with private law disputes about children you'll progress to looking at abduction, public law cases and on to adoption. The child in court as a defendant or witness will be dealt with as a separate topic which will be related back to the role of the child in each of the other topics covered.  At each stage the Parliamentary standpoint will be discussed.

      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).
      • Relationships and their financial consequences
        In this module you'll examine selected aspects of black letter law in the context of family relationships – marriage, cohabitation, same sex partnerships and will examine the legal status of each one. There will be discussion and comparison of the differing family patterns and you'll examine the law and government attitude to domestic violence in each type of relationship. You'll then examine financial responsibilities and liabilities of the adults in the family and will look at the financial position when the relationship breaks down.  At appropriate points the Parliamentary standpoint will be discussed.

      Either semester 1 or 2

      • Project (this is a compulsory module which students can choose to complete in either semester 1 or 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. 

      Plus two optional modules (please note students must complete three modules per semester. Although most optional modules run, we do not guarantee to run every module each year):

      Semester 1 options

      • Analysis of evidence and proof: The Science of Proof This module introduces the students to the theory of the function of the law of evidence and the necessity for a distinct consideration of the analysis of evidence and proof from the rules of admissibility.  These theories are mainly advocated by Professor William Twining and Jeremy Bentham.  The module then introduces the students to a practical tool of analysis of facts in a hypothetical case that students will eventually translate in to two pieces of coursework for assessment.  The students analyse the evidence in terms of relevance and then for presentation at a mock trial on the module.  The classes require the students each week to focus on the preparation of the chart which in turn prepares them for trial.  The chart is a detailed analysis of evidence in the hypothetical case given to students, presented in diagrammatic form which can be put in to their professional development portfolios.
      • Criminal litigation in context
        You'll examine key areas in the criminal litigation process, from arrest and charge, through to trial, appeal and sentencing. You'll focus on the roles of key personnel and organisations in the criminal justice system, the funding of criminal matters by the Legal Services Commission/Criminal Defence service and human rights issues. You'll also be introduced to the rules of client care and professional conduct in criminal cases, criminal evidence and the special considerations that apply to young offenders under the age of 18.
      • Mediation and negotiation skills
        This module starts with looking at negotiation process and theories and strategies of negotiation.  You'll look at the blocks to negotiation and then the use of mediation and its process and principles.  In looking at the theory of the mediation process, the module identifies the principles and ethics that have evolved in this developing field.  The emphasis on the module is demonstrated by the practical element involved in every week of classes, where you'll do practical exercises requiring you to role play and use different skills involved in negotiation and mediation.  Communication skills are taught on this module and used to enhance negotiation skills.  You'll write up their experience and evaluation of their skills each week and this is their first piece of assessment – a reflective skills report.

      Semester 2 options

      • Civil litigation
        The module examines key areas in the civil litigation process, from pre-action steps and issue of claim, through to trial and appeal, including: the ethos of modern civil litigation, human rights issues, civil litigation funding, the central role of the Civil Procedure Rules, rules of professional conduct in civil litigation cases, case management by the court, offers to settle, civil evidence and civil advocacy, orders, judgments and their enforcement, an overview of the civil costs regime.
      • European human rights
        This module provides students with an opportunity to critically consider and evaluate the protection provided by the European Convention on Human Rights and its institutions and to consider its impact in setting human rights norms.
        The course will help you to consider and critically analyse and evaluate the institutions and framework provided by the European Convention on Human Rights for the protection of human rights within the Council of Europe taking  into account historical and political perspectives; to consider the influence of the European Convention on Human Rights on domestic law; to explore relevant philosophical, political, social, cultural, moral and economic issues underlying the concept of human rights; and to examine in depth and critically analyse and evaluate the law relating to the European Convention on Human Rights.
      • International protection of human rights
        You'll study the International Protection of Human Rights in the context of specific countries and themes. Lectures will introduce you to key topics such as the UN procedures and Human Rights Activism. You'll then research these topics in the context of a specific country (such as Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan) and theme (such as Fair Trial, Free Speech and Torture). Seminar discussions will be based on research on your selected country and theme. There will be an emphasis on developing effective strategies for combating human rights abuses. Assessment is by a single piece of Coursework.


        With a qualifying law degree, you can go on to apply to the Legal Practice course or Bar Professional Training course, in order to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. You could also apply your degree to other careers that value analytical and persuasive skills.

        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.

        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 actively use online materials developed by the University Careers Service 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.

        We place a great emphasis on employability: you're supported in gaining work experience and additional evening sessions are organised 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 network with practitioners.

        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.

        Employability Service

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

        At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

        • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
        • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

        Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.



        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.

        Tracey Aquino

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

        Tracey Aquino is an accomplished and innovative lecturer in law with a comprehensive blend of hands-on professional and academic teaching experience.

        Alan Birbeck

        School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
        Job title: Course Director of LLB

        Alan is the Course Director of LLB Law and related courses, a Senior Lecturer and a barrister.  Alan specialises in Advocacy, Criminal Evidence, Criminal litigation, and Public law.

        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).

        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.

        Andy Unger

        School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
        Job title: Head of Academic Division Law

        Andy Unger is Head of the Law Division and a Solicitor. He specialises in Legal Education, International Human Rights and Medical Law & Ethics.

        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.


        Teaching and learning

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

        Guardian League Table, 2018

        Free iPad and core e-books

        We provide you with a free iPad including core e-books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars.

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

        Personal Tutoring

        As an undergraduate Law and Social Science student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first semester at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

        Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.  They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

        You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person during office hours.

        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
        3 years
        Start date
        Application code
        Application method

        For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

        For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

        For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

        International students can either apply through UCAS or directly to LSBU. See the international how to apply page for details.


        Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

        Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

        Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


        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 Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

        The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
        UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
        AOS/LSBU code: 4210Session code: 1FS00
        Total course fee:
        UK/EU £27750
        International £39375

        Fee prices

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

        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.

        Possible fee changes

        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%.


        We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

        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.

        • Harun Efrant, LLB (Hons) Law

          A few years ago Harun was working as a hod carrier on a building site, now he is studying for a Law degree at LSBU.

        • Mooting


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

        • 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.

        • 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

        • 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.

        • Pedro Ugbene, Law LLB (Hons)

          Pedro Ugbene, Law LLB (Hons)

          Pedro decided to study the law after suffering injustice himself, and has completely applied himself to the course.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • Fatemah Shabneez Seeroo, LLB Law

          Having seen her cousin study LLB Law at LSBU and go on to work successfully as a solicitor, she followed in her footsteps and came to study at LSBU – determined to be ready for the world of law on graduation.

        • 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.

        • 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

        • 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

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        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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