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LLB Bachelor of Laws


UCAS code: M100

Programme requirement:
A range of good grades at GCSE level (if taken) followed by three A levels and accompanied by a fourth AS level, normally taken in Year 12

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A* A A

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level

Other qualifications are considered

For further details, see lse.ac.uk/ug/apply/law

Applications 2015: 2,639

First year students 2015:

Note: No direct entry into second year

The LLB (Bachelor of Laws) consists of three parts, the Intermediate, Part I and Part II examinations, taken over three years.

First year:

(* half unit)

Intermediate Exam:

Second year:

Part I Exam:

  • Courses to the value of four units from law options
  • LSE100 (Michaelmas term only)

Third year:

Part II Exam:

  • Jurisprudence
  • Courses to the value of three units from law options

* one non-law option can also be taken in either the second or third year.

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to exceptional circumstances or events outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses or programmes of study and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the lse.ac.uk/cal/ug/updates page.

Programme details

First year

You take the subjects necessary for the Intermediate examination. Law of Obligations is an introduction to the basic principles of the law of civil wrongs (tort) and contracts, particularly in relation to personal injuries and consumer contracts and to how those principles meet the needs of society. Property I (one term) introduces the fundamental concepts of the law of property. Public Law will give you a general introduction to public law and government in the UK. Criminal Law will give you grounding in the general principles of criminal law and an examination of its social applications. Introduction to the Legal System (one term) will introduce you to the way in which the legal system works.

Second and third years 

For the Part I (second year) examination, you choose optional courses totalling four units.

For the Part II (third year) examination, you take a compulsory course in Jurisprudence and choose optional courses to the value of three units.

Jurisprudence introduces thinking philosophically about the law and familiarises students with the main methodological and normative questions concerning the law and its legitimacy.

You can also take one non-law option in either the second or third year. Please see the full LLB programme regulations for more information.