LLB (Hons) Law with English Language Studies (EFL)

Qualification Start dates Entry requirements Full- or Part-time UCAS Code Assessment
Legum Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Laws) January July September A-level: BBB Level of English required Full-time M1Q1 Exam and written assessment

Course Outline

The LLB degree is completed in two four-term years (or in two years and three months for September entrants) and will help you to become a confident, competent lawyer, able to practise almost anywhere in the world.

The EFL minor is taken by students for whom English is a foreign language in their home country (such as China or Japan). The EFL minor consists of modules which have a dual function: each module provides its own English language studies focus (e.g. Interpersonal Communication or English in Society) as well as providing English language improvement opportunities both for general and academic purposes.

With an English ‘qualifying law degree’ from Buckingham you will be recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) and the Bar Standards Board as qualified to be exempt from the academic stage of training for entry into the legal profession. Every LLB programme at Buckingham (whether single honours or combined honours) provides our graduates with this qualification.  Some countries have additional requirements and if you are an overseas student you should confirm exactly what subjects you must take in order to qualify for your jurisdiction, we can usually accommodate these requirements.

As a result of studying for the Buckingham LLB you will become proficient in written and oral presentation, perfect your research techniques and learn to solve problems in a logical and structured way.

A second class honours degree or better guarantees you a place on our LLM programme in International and Commercial Law, increasing your specialist knowledge and enabling you to acquire two degrees in only three years.

Teaching Method

At undergraduate level, we aim to have no more than five students in each tutorial, allowing you to develop your skills in a friendly environment. Your teachers get to know you personally and are on hand to support you with your studies.

We provide:

  • experienced teaching staff, many of whom are Barristers, or Solicitors, holding PhD’s and having published articles and books
  • Masterclasses with world class advocates which will help you to become a good or even a great lawyer
  • an active and vibrant Student Law Society
  • the chance to make a difference via our Amnesty International Student Society

The study of law requires intense discussion of the nature of problems, understanding different viewpoints and analysis to resolve them. This is best accomplished through the type of small group teaching in which the Buckingham Law School specialises – and which makes us different from most other law schools.

Mooting and negotiating are compulsory elements in our Legal Skills module with the chance to attend other practical sessions and to enter external competitions.

We organise an annual Legal Workshop, in partnership with practitioners, which allows you to practise advising clients and to present short cases as though in court.

Modules available on this course

Law modules

English (EFL)

Full course information in the University Handbook

What our students and alumni say

“The 2-year degree at Buckingham really appealed to me. I have friends who had studied here so I knew it would be hard work! The best thing is that I feel really well supported; the Law School staff are very dedicated. Working in small tutorial groups helps – we can discuss our work with our tutors and gain a real understanding of the subjects. The library is very modern with excellent facilities – there is everything here to help you succeed. I’m hoping to continue studying for an LLM after completing my LLB at Buckingham – two qualifications in less than three years.”
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