At ARU London, you can take your first step towards becoming a solicitor or barrister, as our course will qualify you for the next stage of your legal training. You will study both academic and practical aspects of the law, which not only prepares you for a legal career but will also give you many skills that are highly valued in other occupations.
As you go through our core modules, you'll be developing key knowledge of fundamental features of the UK and EU legal systems, and the context in which the law operates. All this, while engaging in critical analysis with peers, solving legal problems, and undertaking independent research, flexing your ability to construct complex legal arguments.
Graduation with a 2:2 or above with a degree covering these subjects is required by the Bar Standards Board for entry to the vocational stage of training to become a Barrister. Our LLB also covers the subjects which are examined by the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam 1 (SQE 1); the first step in professional training to become a Solicitor.
ARU London's standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Teaching and assessment
We will assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.
Studying on campus 2 days a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
If you want to proceed to the vocational stage of training as a barrister or solicitor (bar professional training course), this LLB is your first step. You might also choose to work in private practice as a paralegal, carrying out many of the tasks and roles of a qualified solicitor. Our students go on to a wide range of careers. Some, of course, go on to the next stage of training to become solicitors and barristers. Others go on to work as paralegals. And others use their LLB in a variety of other professions, including banking, commerce, government, and teaching.
- Barrister's Clerk
- Chartered Legal Executive
- Company Secretary
- Patent Attorney
- Data Analyst
- Human Resources Officer
- Civil Service
To learn more about where this course can take you visit the guide from our employability team here.
EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
For 2023-2024 entry, the maximum government-approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2023-2024 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework