LLB (Hons) LawSouthwark Campus
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We have over 30 years of experience training lawyers. And it shows: our Law courses are top 5 for academic support, learning opportunities, student voice and teaching in London (National Student Survey 2019). Our professionally accredited LLB Law course will give you a basic grounding across all major issues concerning the law and litigation, and is the first step to becoming a solicitor, barrister or legal executive.
Changes are being planned to routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister. The changes are likely to affect undergraduate students starting law degrees and graduates starting law conversion courses from September 2021. Read more.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2020.
Why Law at LSBU?
- Happy students: 1st overall in Law for satisfaction with teaching among London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020) with an energetic Student Law Society that arranges talks, visits and competitions.
- Ranked 4th overall for Law in London (Sunday Times League Tables 2019).
- 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 or tablet, complete online support and access to a personal law e-library worth £6000.
- Work experience - you could volunteer at the 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.
- Joint 1st for career prospects in Law amongst UK universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020).
The LLB (Hons) 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 course overall: 24% coursework.
- 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.
- 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; 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.
- 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).
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Regulatory principles of entertainment and media law
This module builds on your learning in year 1, to address the regulatory principles underpinning the law relating to the media and entertainment industry and its social context. It starts by considering the theoretical framework, before moving on to examine the practical aspects of dispute resolution for the media and entertainment industry. The module then applies these theoretical and practical aspects to the following subjects: privacy, open justice, defamation and legal and regulatory issues arising from new technologies. Taking this module gives you an excellent grounding in research and writing skills needed for year 3.
- 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).
- 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).
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 three 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.
- 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 good 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.
- Civil rights and the individual
In this module you'll study two broad areas relating to individual rights; namely freedom from discrimination and freedom of expression.
- 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.
- 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 & professional conduct in criminal cases, criminal evidence and the special considerations that apply to young offenders under the age of 18.
- Entertainment and media law This module offers a contemporary analysis of key issues within the entertainment industries and assessment of the impact of the law on them. It will enable students to obtain an understanding of the rules relating to the media and entertainment industries. We encourage students to critically analyse and evaluate the domestic framework of the rules, by exploring the legal issues involved. Students will examine the practical problems of the application of the rules. Our students are encouraged to understand an appreciation of the wider social, economic and political context within which the rules operate, and they will develop the skills required for independent research, analysis of complex legal problems.
- 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.
- 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
- Law and technology
The module provides students with an opportunity to analyse and evaluate the impact of technology on Law, Dispute Resolution and the delivery of Legal Services. Lectures will consider the uses of technology as they impact on areas of law such as Contract and Commercial Law, roles and careers in the Legal Profession, on Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution processes and on the delivery of Legal Services. In workshops, Law students will work in project groups with Computer Science students to design and create a piece of legal technology software such as a learning or access to justice resource.
- 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.
- Civil rights and the state
This module is designed to allow students to examine and consider the response of the state to threats posed by crime, terrorism, strikes and other types of civil and political emergencies and unrest and the impact on a citizen’s civil rights. Students are encouraged to consider the social, economic and political context within which the law operates. The aims of this course are as follows: To provide students with an in depth coverage of the principles relating to police powers and the powers of the state in relation to policing, terrorism and emergency powers; To critically evaluate the relationship between the individual citizen, the police, local and central government; To explore the philosophical, conceptual and policy issues involved; To broaden and encourage an appreciation of the wider social, economic and political context within which the police and government operate; To examine the practical problems of enforcing individual civil rights; To further develop the skills required for independent research, analysis and problem solving of complex legal problems.
- 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.
- EU criminal and migration law
The focus of this module is migration, justice and security in the EU. The module incorporates an Erasmus intensive programme (IP) under which LSBU students study with students from other EU universities. The field trip will require students to work intensively over a 2 week period with students from the partner universities and thus attendance for activities and class possibly during part of the Easter vacation either at LSBU or at a partner university outside of the UK.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sports law
In this module you'll examine the role and impact of the general law on the world of sport and has, as its main pervasive theme the exploration of whether a distinctive body of law is emerging that can be properly referred to as 'Sports Law.' This module comprises of 10 topic areas. Each lecture topic has as its primary purpose the exploration of impact of a specific area of law on the world of sport.
Toward the end of the lecture series we will be returning to our main theme and examining whether there is a distinct body of law emerging.
PT = four modules a year for four years, and two modules in Year 5.
Modules are assessed by coursework, oral presentation, multiple choice tests, case notes, essays and examinations.
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.
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We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.
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.
Placements and volunteering are at the heart of our approach. As well as adding value to your CV by giving you the practical skills employers are looking for, they make you a better student.
In your time with us you can enjoy opportunities at:
LSBU Legal Advice Clinic
This free drop-in service is open to the public and staffed by our law students, supervised by practising solicitors. 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.
Future lawyers project
Our Future Lawyers Project with the South London Law Society provides students with placements in local law firms in order to complete the Working in the Law module. You'll have the opportunity to shadow solicitors and where appropriate carry out tasks in placements with South London firms such as: Powell & Co, Anthony Gold Solicitors, Hanne & Co, Fisher Meredith and Deighton Pierce Glynn.
County Court Helpdesk
This free drop-in service is open to the public and staffed by our law students, supervised by practising solicitors. 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.
London Law Careers Fair
We are part of the London Law Careers Fair, giving our students priority booking for the annual national law fair held at the Law Society. It is an opportunity to meet future employers and ask about training and employment opportunities. This is an important initiative in which students hear from top practitioners, including Judges, solicitors, barristers and legal executives in break-out sessions designed to address topics of current interest.
The London Borough of Southwark
We’ve set up a placement programme in conjunction with Southwark Council. Complete a placement during the academic year and enter a competition at the end of the year for a full two week placement during the summer holidays.
South London Law Centres
Southwark Law Centre, Blackfriars, Cambridge House and the Afro Asian Advisory Service provide work placements so you can gain an insight into the workings of a law centre and the public advice sector in areas such as Employment Law, Housing Law and Immigration law.
Taught by qualified lawyers
Visiting Professors and Fellows are leading lawyers who support us by teaching on our courses and giving lectures to students and local practitioners. Examples include Imran Khan, Solicitor, Joel Bennathan QC and sir Geoffrey Bindman.
Teaching and learning
No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in LawGuardian League Table, 2018
Law Mentoring at LSBU
Law students are invited to take part in a Law mentoring scheme as both a mentor or mentee. This programme gives mentors experience in supporting and leading, whilst mentees benefit from their guidance.
Free tablet and core e-books
We provide you with a free iPad or tablet 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.
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.
Associate Professor, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, School of Law and Social Sciences
- 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 2019 tariff.
How to apply
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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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.
Prepare to start
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.
Preparatory Reading List
You do not need to buy books as we provide you with a tablet and free e-books in your first year but if you would like to purchase a book before the course commences we recommend the following:
- Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas McBride,
- Studying Law by Askey and McLeod
- Learning the Law by Glanville Williams,
You can search for information and resources about law and legal study online and try some of these links:
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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.
Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT
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Year 1 PT EO Southwark SEPT
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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 and for our regulatory returns, 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 government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
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
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 decided to pursue a career in law after being a witness in a court case.
The Department of Law at LSBU actively encourages students to take part in external Mooting competitions, resulting in many success stories.
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 Henley is practising 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 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.