This course starts in 2021

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB (Hons)

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
2 years full time
UCAS code:
M101
Start date:
September 2021
  • Top 20 in the UK for Law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)

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 the English legal system 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.

Accreditation

  • For aspiring barristers in England & Wales, all our LLBs satisfy the academic component of Bar training (depending on all requisite foundations of legal knowledge subjects being passed in accordance with Bar Standards Board (BSB) requirements). Find out more at the Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • For aspiring solicitors in England & Wales who have accepted an offer of a place on one of our LLB courses by 21 September 2021 and have started the course on or before 31 December 2021, this will satisfy the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Qualifying Law Degree requirements for the current training model (depending on all requisite foundations of legal knowledge subjects being passed in accordance with SRA requirements). Find out more at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

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

For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

Modules

This is a single-honours course, allowing you to focus in depth on your core subject.

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

We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    Autumn teaching
    Spring teaching

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

    While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

      Spring teaching

      We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

      Core modules

      Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Options

        Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

        While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

          Autumn teaching
          Autumn and spring teaching
          Spring teaching

          The Solicitors Qualifying Examination

          If you’re interested in qualification through the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), we’re here to support you:

          • we have partnered with BARBRI, the global legal education provider, to offer you a pathway to qualification through this new route. As part of this partnership, you’ll have a discount on BARBRI fees as well as access to BARBRI-run campus workshops
          • in addition to our current assessment modes, we’ll be incorporating multiple-choice questions, the mode of assessment for the SQE
          • alongside our core modules, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose options covering specialised areas of law that form part of the SQE.

          Our staff

          On your LLB, you’ll engage with the complexities and richness of the law. This will shape your practical legal mind and prepare you for a world beyond your legal studies.Kieran Durcan
          Senior Lecturer in Law
          LLB Convener

          Fees

          Home students:
          £9,250 per year
          Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
          £9,250 per year
          International students:
          £18,500 per year

          Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

          Additional costs

          Note about additional costs

          Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We'll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

          Statute books

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

          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.

          Textbooks

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

          Law Society membership

          GDL and Law (Graduate Entry) LLB students who become Law Society members must pay the £15 per year fee.

          Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

          Find out about our terms and conditions

          Scholarships

          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.

          Careers

          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

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