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LLB Bachelor of Laws

Gain a qualifying law degree from one of the world’s top law schools. Our LLB Law programme was rated 7th in the QS World University Rankings 2023.



This LLB Bachelor of Law degree gives you a unique opportunity to explore the law from a social science perspective – looking at its impact on society, politics, economics and business.

As one of the UK’s leading legal research institutions, our academics are actively contributing to the development of law globally. So, you’ll be learning from world-leading researchers.

This law degree covers all the skills and knowledge needed to progress to the first stage of the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE). But equally, you’ll gain highly transferable skills for a career in accounting, banking, politics, government or education.

You’ll be studying close to London’s historic legal district and many eminent law firms – with regular events organised by our Law Society and the Inns of Court. In fact, you’ll never get bored with a packed programme of extra-curricular activities, including mooting competitions, social events and presentations from practising lawyers.

Alongside the LLB degree, we also offer a double degree LLB/JD (juris doctor) programme with Columbia University Law School. You can apply for this programme during your second year. However, we wouldn’t recommend applying to LSE solely for entry to the double degree programme as we can’t guarantee you a place.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

Programme content

Why study with us

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Student stories

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My advice echoes the evolution I've undergone during my time studying LLB Law at LSE: embracing involvement and seizing growth opportunities.
Isabella Green, UK, LLB Bachelor of Laws
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LSE's central London location, coupled with its diverse student body, dynamic law faculty and engaging societies, provides unparalleled opportunities for personal growth and workplace readiness, making it an ideal environment for aspiring legal professionals.
Lara Wilks, Cyprus, LLB Bachelor of Laws
Portrait photo of student Nurisabela Amira Shah
LSE has not only broadened my legal horizons but has also empowered me to make a meaningful impact within the legal community.
Nurisabela Amira Shah, Malaysia, LLB Bachelor of Laws
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I enjoy the academic challenges offered in my degree, and the opportunity to learn from prominent academics and practitioners continues to thrill me.
Jaime Sim, Hong Kong, LLB Bachelor of Laws
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The diversity and background of students at the School makes each seminar an intellectually stimulating experience.
Oliver Sidorczuk, Liverpool, UK, LLB Bachelor of Laws

Your application


We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

The table of fees shows the latest tuition fees for all programmes.

You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


Learning and assessment

How you learn

Graduate destinations


This is a qualifying degree, meaning you can go straight from graduating to taking the LPC (Legal Practice Course), and recent leavers have secured training contracts at world renowned law firms, whilst others have been taken on as analysts and consultants. Others still have used the legal and social insights gained in their degree to set up their own NGOs or start their own businesses.

The analytical, critical and communication skills and legal and social insights gained within the LLB provide an excellent foundation for many careers and can be applied to a wide range of industries. Recent graduates have gone into fields as diverse as law and legal services, accountancy, banking and finance, government and politics, consulting, tax, charity and development, and education and academia.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Professional training

The Bar
A student with a law degree from LSE will normally be eligible to be considered for a place on the Bar Professional Training Course. You should check the position personally by obtaining the relevant regulations from: The Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HZ or

To enrol for the Bar Professional Training Course, you normally need at least a lower second class honours degree.

The profession of solicitor
See the "accreditations" tab on top of this page.

Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 5 sectors our students work in:

Law and Legal Services
Government, Public Sector and Policy
Financial and Professional Services
FMCG, Manufacturing and Retail

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