|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||M1L2||Exam and written assessment|
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Contemporary Issues in Human Rights
- Criminal Law
- Criminology / Criminal Justice
- Employment Law
- European Union Law 1
- European Union Law 2
- Family Law
- Introduction to Legal Studies
- Land Law
- Law of Contract
- Law of Evidence
- Law of Torts
- Law of Trusts
- Legal Skills and Procedure
- Competing Approaches to Political Analysis
- Government and Politics of the UK and the US
- Government and Politics of China
- International Environmental Politics
- International Relations: Theories and Concepts
- Introduction to Political Thought
- Politics of Latin America
- Social Theory and Social Welfare
- The European Union in the International System
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.”