This course starts in 2020

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB (Hons)

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB (Hons)

Key information

2 years full time
UCAS code:
Start date:
September 2020
  • 100% of Sussex Law School graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

Graduates of any discipline can take this course to fast-track their studies and gain an LLB in two years. You’ll gain a solid grounding in English law and explore international, European and Canadian law as part of the course.

You’ll cover theoretical and practical aspects of law, and benefit from:

  • being taught by research-active faculty and joining a vibrant community with an active student law body
  • getting involved in the local community through the Sussex Law Clinicsgaining valuable work experience of the law in action before you graduate
  • our links with leading law firms that sponsor our student competitions in national and international mooting, criminal advocacy, client interviewing, negotiation, mediation and legal debating.

Studying law develops your skills of analysis, argument and persuasion, equipping you for a variety of careers. And our supportive group of alumni are happy to provide career advice for current students.

Successful completion of any of our law courses will provide you with a qualifying law degree.


Law (Graduate Entry) is a well established and well taught course, one I would highly recommend to all those passionate about the law.”Susana Raquel Silva Cardoso
Law (Graduate Entry) LLB

Entry requirements

Undergraduate honours degree

Typical offer

You must have a second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us


Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

    Autumn teaching
    Autumn and spring teaching


      Spring teaching
      My main research focuses on criminal law theory and doctrine, examining the substantive rules that make up criminal law and questioning theoretical foundations.”Dr John Child
      Senior Lecturer in Law

      Our staff

      Dr Mark Davies

      Dr Mark Davies

      Senior Lecturer In Law

      Research interests

      Criminal law and healthcare regulation, Ethics and law of future technologies, Healthcare Law and Ethics, higher education, medical law, Professional regulation, Research Ethics, Science and law, Tort Law

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      Prof Nuno Ferreira

      Prof Nuno Ferreira

      Professor of Law

      Research interests

      Children's rights, Discrimination Law, ECHR, European Union Law, Human Rights, Refugees and asylum, Sexual orientation, SOGI

      View Nuno Ferreira’s profile

      Dr Helena Howe

      Dr Helena Howe

      Lecturer In Law

      Research interests

      environmental education, Property law, Sustainable agriculture

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      Dr Tanya Palmer

      Dr Tanya Palmer

      Lecturer in Law

      Research interests

      Criminal law and criminal justice, Criminal law theory, Embodiment, feminist perspectives on law, Feminist theory, gender, Gender and Sexuality, gender-based violence, Research design and methodology, Sexual and gendered subjectivities, sexual violence, Socio Legal Studies

      View Tanya Palmer’s profile

      Prof Lindsay Stirton

      Prof Lindsay Stirton

      Professor of Public Law

      Research interests

      Basic Income, Bayesian Methods, Caribbean politics, Energy Regulation, healthcare regulation, Jamaican Government, Judicial review, law and development, Legal History, Multilevel Modelling, postcolonialism, Public Law, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Regulation, Telecommunications Law, Utilities Regulation

      View Lindsay Stirton’s profile

      Mrs Teresa Sutton

      Lecturer in Law

      Research interests

      Ecclesiastical law, Land law, Land Use, Land Use Change, Law Relating To Property, Legal History, Property law

      View Teresa Sutton’s profile


      Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2020. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

      Additional costs

      The Additional Fees below are for the academic year 2019/20, to give you an idea of the additional costs you may have to pay on this course. All costs are best estimates based on market values at the time they are published. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student.


      We recommend you buy textbooks for this course. These are available from the University bookshop, online and from other outlets. Textbooks for the foundation subjects usually cost from £265 to £300 across the two years of this course or the one-year GDL.

      Statute books

      We recommend statute books for some subjects. These are available from the University bookshop, online and other outlets for around £15 each.

      Law Society membership

      GDL and students who become Law Society members must pay the £15 per year fee.

      Optional trips and events

      The Student Law Society runs optional events and trips four or five times a year. Costs vary but usually range between £5 and £40 per event.

      Law Ball

      Tickets for the Annual Law Ball organised by the Student Law Society cost around £30. Attendance is optional.

      Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

      Find out about our terms and conditions


      Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

      Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2020.


      Graduate destinations

      Many of our graduates go on to qualify as solicitors and barristers, or go on to jobs including:

      • legal and business affairs assistant, Sony Entertainment
      • naval officer, Royal Navy
      • energy consultant, Black Sheep Utilities.

      (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

      Your future career

      You’ll be prepared – subject to completion of the necessary further qualifications – to practise law as a solicitor, a barrister or an in-house lawyer for a public limited company or a government agency.

      You can also choose to use your excellent communication skills in fields such as:

      • broadcast media
      • public relations or human resources
      • policy development or politics.

      Working while you study

      Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

      I did a Law degree but studied other areas, such as politics and human rights, which I found gave me the skills to not only succeed as a solicitor but also to run a business.”Lucinda Dore
      Partner, Crosby and Woods Solicitors
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