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

      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 and spring teaching


          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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          Poppy Joshi - World champion powerlifter

          Poppy’s story

          "You have to make sacrifices to get a world record. Socialising’s a luxury, especially when you’re studying as well. Sleep doesn’t get much of a chance either.

          "I’ve had to push myself, but I’ve still got a physics degree to get. I love being competitive, but I know that it’s not something I’ll do forever. When I’ve finished my MPhys I’d like to study for my PhD. My end goal is to be an astronaut though. I think that’s the coolest thing ever." 

          I love the satisfaction of blowing them away by lifting 100 kilos.” Poppy Joshi
          Physics and Astronomy MPhys

          "When I first started at the gym I was put off by guys lifting huge weights. But now, every time I approach the squat rack and they’re like “she’s only going to lift 20 kilos”, I love the satisfaction of blowing them away by lifting 100 kilos.

          "I got involved in Sussex This Girl Can because I want to help get more girls involved in competitive sports. I hate seeing them intimidated by the gym. There’s no reason that anyone should feel like that.

          "Sussex has been ridiculously supportive. I have a sports scholarship which is brilliant, and my lecturers have really helped me fulfil my assignments during meets. I feel that I could ask anyone for help here and they’d always be there for me.

          "So, if you’re considering coming to Sussex, don’t consider it... just come."

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