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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. The Cambridge Law Studies Test is not considered a relevant qualification for entry

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A* A A, with an A* in a generally preferred subject (with some flexibility for candidates who do not conform to the standard pattern of qualifications as indicated above)

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

Other qualifications are considered

For further details see lse.ac.uk/ugAdmissionsCriteria|

Applications 2013: 2,536

First year students 2013:

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 read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations|.

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

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, ontological, 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.