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King's College London, University of London

Law

UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Including 7,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

99-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

31%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

Our LLB Law course focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. It can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister, but also represents appropriate preliminary training for a range of other careers in which legal knowledge is an asset. The degree is suitable for students who have a general interest in law but want to find out more about it before deciding on a particular vocation.

After your first year of the Law LLB you have the choice of applying to a dual degree or study abroad option. If you are successful in gaining a place on a pathway the duration of your degree would be four years with the exception of English Law & Asian Law. The LLB pathways currently include:

• Law with American Legal Studies LLB
• Law with Transnational Legal Studies LLB
• Law with European Legal Studies LLB
• English Law with Australian Law LLB
• English Law & American Law LLB and JD
• English Law & Asian Law LLB and LLM

Teaching
We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey, and are committed to maintaining that tradition. All required modules are taught through lectures, small group tutorials and seminars. These tutorials and seminars will give you the opportunity to apply the general legal principles you have learnt to specific problems, and allow you to engage with our academics and explore issues further in depth.

You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will advise on academic and personal issues and offer some careers assistance. We attach great importance to maintaining good relations between staff and students and our Staff-Student Liaison Committee meets regularly.

Regulating body
King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

This programme is further regulated by the:

Law Benchmark Statement (2015)
Criteria for degrees (University of London)
Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999)
H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2001)
Location
This course is primarily taught at the Strand and Waterloo campuses.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Special notes
We have many highly active student-run societies as well as King's award-winning students’ union, KCLSU, who organises a wide variety of social, sporting and cultural activities.

Both the King’s College London Law Society and Bar Society organise a number of social and career-oriented functions such as: internal and external mooting competitions; skills workshops; mock interview sessions; lecture series with prestigious barristers and other legal practitioners; and the Annual Black Tie Dinner; and the Inaugural Freshers’ Party. The Mooting Society leads workshops and practice moots for novices as well as competitions tailored to specific modules.

The Pro Bono Society supports and promotes legally-related volunteer work and education to the community, and runs a number of exciting projects, including StreetLaw; Amicus; Law Mentoring; and The Legal Clinic (assisted by esteemed City law firm Speechly Bircham) to mention a few. Involvement with the society is a great way to contribute to the community as well as looking great on your CV due to the skills gained in the process.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

The Dickson Poon School of Law

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

38%
UK students
62%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A*

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Legal associate professionals
18%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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