Law with professional experience LLB (Hons)

Why choose this course?

We recognise that in the competitive legal world, graduates need to be more rounded than ever. Our LLB with Professional Experience delivers all the benefits of a conventional Law degree, and a lot more.

If you're considering a legal career, this course is ideal. You'll gain an understanding of the English legal system and graduate with the legal knowledge, skills and experience valued by employers. Even if you're not considering a career in the legal profession, a law degree develops critical thinking, logical analysis, the power of argument, and effective oral and written communication skills.

Over the course of this degree, you may lead mock trials and cross-examine forensic experts and witnesses in court. You might work in our Legal Advice Centre, giving legal advice in domestic and consumer disputes, or you might participate in one of our international mooting or client interviewing competitions.

You'll graduate with legal knowledge, applied skills, and work experience that is highly valued by employers. This degree offers the opportunity to do internships during the degree, or a sandwich placement or study abroad as an additional year.

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time M100 2023
4 years full time with study exchange M103 2023

For 2023 entry please ensure your application is submitted before the UCAS January deadline 2023 as this course may not be in a position to consider applications submitted after this date.

Location Penrhyn Road

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
  • Professional Experience modules will help you develop both legal practice and general employability skills.
  • You'll get a choice of industry work internships, that will give you real-life experience in the Law career field.

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)

Please read here about the changes, in effect from September 2021, to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) qualification requirements.

Information on the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)

For students who wish to qualify as a solicitor, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) changed its qualification requirements from September 2021. From this date, depending on when students accepted their offer and enrolled on their law degree, they will now have the option of following the 'LPC' route to qualification, or following a new 'SQE' route. The 'LPC' route requires completion of the Legal Practice Course, followed by a training contract in order to qualify as a solicitor. The 'SQE' route, on the other hand, means you will need to:

  • Sit and pass the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, a centralised assessment in two parts: in general terms, SQE1 on legal knowledge and SQE2 on legal skills.
  • Obtain two years of Qualifying Work Experience, which can be a training contract but can also be placements while at university, and even experience working in a law clinic.
  • Meet the SRA's character and suitability requirements.

Both our LLB Law with Professional Experience and LLB International Law with Professional Experience courses will enable students to follow either route and will prepare students for much of SQE1. At Kingston we are looking at how we can ensure our students who join us from 2021 and wish to qualify as a solicitor via the SQE route are best prepared for sitting SQE1 once they graduate in either 2024 or 2025.

We can also support you to get Qualifying Work Experience without the need for a training contract though our placement programme and our legal advice clinic.

The SQE represents a major change to legal education. So, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. At Kingston, we are fully aware of the SRA's requirements and we aim to help all our students achieve their career ambitions, whether as a solicitor or barrister, or in the many other exciting and rewarding careers our law graduates go onto.

If you do not plan on qualifying as a solicitor in the future, our law degree will also enable you to follow a career pathway to the Bar or to another career. We also recognise that students may change their career plans. Our flexible law degree is not focused solely on one career (such as qualifying as a solicitor) but aims to equip you for the world of work – whatever your career destination may be.

Studying law at Kingston University

What our graduates say

There were lots of things I liked about the Law LLB(Hons) at Kingston – especially the huge choice of modules and the practical skills elements such as advice and negotiation. I also enjoyed the extra-curricular activities on offer, such as mooting, which enhance your CV and provide you with the opportunity to meet key players in the legal field. Plus, the campus is great and the teaching staff are excellent - they really take an interest in your development, even after you leave.

Salma Yousef, Law LLB (Hons), Senior Crown Prosecutor (CPS)

After graduating I was awarded the Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize for best final-year student and the Jean Monnet Prize for the top student in European Union Law. These achievements, coupled with a strong academic record, resulted in me receiving offers from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge for postgraduate study.

Dionne Moody, Law LLB (Hons)

What you will study

Take a look at some of the content and modules that you may have the opportunity to study on this course:

Year 1

Year 2

Optional year

Final year

Year 1 introduces the English Legal System and Method, including how to access and use legal materials. Public Law covers the UK's constitution and relationships between individuals and state. Law of Tort considers civil wrongs such as negligence, nuisance and  occupier's liability. Law of Contract explores binding agreements and breaches. You will also undertake the first Professional Readiness module. In the summer term you will undertake your chosen professional experience module: either Internship or Mediation.

Core modules

English Legal System and Methods

30 credits

This first-year module provides the incoming student with sufficient understanding of the English legal system (ELS) - courts, procedure and sources of law - in order to make sense of their legal studies. It also provides a toolkit of legal method, meaning skills for legal research and writing in their other academic legal studies and in legal practice. Many of these skills, such as research, report organisation and effective writing, are important transferable employability skills.

Law of Contract

30 credits

The law of contract is the law of legally enforceable agreements and is at the heart of the English common law. It is one of the seven foundations of legal knowledge and invariably forms part of any degree with an overt legal content. It describes the rules which govern commercial activity, allowing businesses and consumers to maintain stable, consistent relationships over time and over distance. The law of contract covers everything from a complex multi-party agreement to construct a stadium, the employment of the cleaners and the star players, as well as the purchase of a hot dog from a stall outside.

Public Law

30 credits

The module introduces students to the constitutional and administrative law of the United Kingdom through a study of the core constitutional principles present within the UK legal system and the control of executive action by the courts. The module provides an essential introduction to the study of law since the validity of any particular law is a function of a constitutional rule which establishes manner, form and necessary pedigree for what is to qualify as a valid particular or occasional law.

Law of Tort

30 credits

Tort can be described as the area of civil law which provides a remedy for a party who has suffered the breach of a protected interest. The module focuses on the wide range of activity to which tort law applies and examines the remedies it provides for many different types of loss or harm. Tort is also one of the foundations of legal knowledge subjects required by the professional bodies as part of a qualifying law degree for those seeking entry to the legal profession.

Law Professional Readiness and Skills (Stage 1)

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This module consists of professional and personal skills training, designed to prepare you for your internship and to improve your employability after graduation. You will experience a wide range of opportunities to enhance your skills, ensure you make the most of your potential, gain the best possible internship, and give you an edge in the job market after graduation.

Where appropriate, the skills will be integrated with core curriculum activity. You will work with the module leader, employability professionals, academic Law staff, including your personal tutor, to identify your skills requirements. In addition to the standard skills required by employers, there will be skills development linked to specific subject areas in law.

It is a key part of the 'Professional Experience' part of the LLB with Professional Experience.

Year 1 Professional Experience Modules

Internship

Pass fail module 0 credits

You can undertake an internship during Teaching Block 3 of Year 1. Internships must be of at least two weeks' duration and can be in the legal sector as well as in other professional sectors. An internship enables you to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have learnt in the classroom in real organisations and will prepare you to excel in the final year of your studies, as well as enhancing the skills and attributes employers expect new recruits to possess.

Mediation

Pass fail module 0 credits

This module will provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the various methods available for resolving conflicts and gain a theoretical and practical knowledge of mediation as a means of dispute resolution. This module makes use of role-plays in order to develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics underlying conflicts and the process of dispute resolution. The role-plays will be based on a number of scenarios, including the workplace.

In Year 2 you will build on what you have learnt in Year 1. Your Land Law module will cover property ownership, use and rights. In the Criminal Law module you will study murder, theft and sexual crimes. EU Law considers the single market (informed by recent politics). You will also do the second Professional Readiness module and will have the opportunity to follow your own interest through an optional module. In the summer term you will undertake your chosen professional experience module: either Internship or Professional Practice and Ethics. 

Core modules

Land Law

30 credits

Land law studies the nature of land, the history of the current legislative structure and third party interests in, on and over private land in England and Wales. It introduces the concepts behind ownership and use of private land, considering also how the law operates in the context of freehold and leasehold title, rights of way and squatters' rights.

Criminal Law

30 credits

This module studies the general principles of criminal liability, definitions of what constitutes particular crimes and offences, and how that law affects particular circumstances. This involves not only a critical examination of the law, but also, using hypothetical factual situations, understanding its detailed application. 

EU Law

30 credits

European Union (EU) law has been an integral part of the applicable law in the United Kingdom since 1 January 1973. The law stemming from the treaties has had an increasing impact in all the member states as the competences of the European Union have expanded and the effectiveness of enforcement of EU law has increased. 

The module analyses key principles, mechanisms and substantive law, reflecting also on how the UK's relationship with the EU may change after ‘Brexit'.

Law Professional Readiness and Skills (Stage 2)

Pass fail module 0 credits

This module consists of professional and personal skills training, which follow on from the Year 1 module, and is designed to prepare you further for your internship and to improve your employability after graduation. You will experience a wide range of opportunities to enhance your skills, ensure you make the most of your potential, gain the best possible internship, and give you an edge in the job market after graduation.

Where appropriate, the skills work will be integrated with core curriculum activity. You will further work with the module leader, employability professionals and faculty staff, including your personal tutor, to identify your skills requirements. In addition to the standard skills required by employers, there will be skills development linked to specific subject areas in law.

Optional modules

International and Comparative Law

30 credits

This module aims to provide an understanding of how globalisation affects our lives, though a specific analysis of public international law, and a comparative study of the French, German and American legal systems.

The first part of the module is spent on the legal history and sources of law of these legal systems, and then the constitutions and court systems in France, Germany and the US. This module consists of feedback/feedforward sessions and workshops. Workshops will focus on the comparative aspects of the legal systems.

The module then introduces you to public international law, which is a globalised legal system regulating the relations between states. It focuses first on the relevant institutions, the sources of international law, as well as the concept of international legal personality and statehood. The substantive part consists mainly of the use of force, the title to territory, the right to self-determination as well as the law of the sea.

Commercial Law

30 credits

This module has a focus on the sale and supply of goods, considering the legal framework within which such transactions occur. It also considers the law relating to consumer credit and the protections provided to the consumer by the law. It takes a critical approach to these matters and enables you to research particular areas, which forms a part of the assessment for the module.

Year 2 Professional Experience Modules

Internship

Pass fail module 0 credits

You can undertake an internship during Teaching Block 3 of Year 2. Internships must be of at least two weeks' duration and can be in the legal sector as well as in other professional sectors. An internship enables you to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have learnt in the classroom in real organisations, and will prepare you to excel in the final year of your studies, as well as enhancing the skills and attributes employers expect new recruits to possess.

Professional Practice and Ethics

Pass fail module 0 credits

This module will consider the ethical dimension in professional environments, whether legal or non-legal. It will enable students to acquire knowledge of key ethical topics as well as an understanding of the variety of enforcement mechanisms in place.

Optional Study Abroad Year 

You will also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad on work placement or studying at one of our partner institutions in North America, Europe, Australia or Asia. 

In the Final Year, everyone will study Equity and Trusts, which considers wills, charitable trusts, and trustees. For the rest of your study you will be able to shape your degree around what interests you the most: you will select one capstone module and two optional modules.

Capstone modules draw together strands from the first two years of your law degree and integrates them with your final year studies.

Please note: the optional module International Law Dissertation cannot be chosen if the capstone module Law Reform Project has also been chosen.

Core modules

Equity and Trusts

30 credits

This module examines the idea of conscience in English law. It looks at how, historically, equity developed from the authority of the King in order to ameliorate the problems caused by an increasingly inflexible common law, at a time when Parliament met infrequently. The concept of the trust, where ownership is divided between legal and beneficial owners, is examined including the conscience-inspired constructive trust, and the use of the trust in many contexts, including charity law. The administration of trusts is also considered.

Capstone optional modules (choose 1)

Remedies and Legal Skills in Context

30 credits

This module considers the response of English law to a range of different wrongs and adopts a critical stance, encouraging students to question the effectiveness of the range of remedies available. It complements the study of contract, tort, equity and public law by placing them within a single coherent whole.

Jurisprudence

30 credits

Jurisprudence causes you to take an analytical step back to address issues that may have been presupposed, or simply left unspoken, during your degree. Jurisprudence builds upon the black-letter subjects you have studied and places them in a theoretical and social context: it is a meta-analysis of law, which pulls together themes from all of the areas you will have studied until now.

Law Reform Project

30 credits

The Law Reform Project allows you to apply your intellectual skills and knowledge to identify a legal or policy problem and find a reform agenda. You will also be required to develop employment-related skills, such as project management skills, innovative and strategic visioning, clear articulation of reports, as well as engaging in cost/benefit analysis of your ideas, and learning how to overcome risks and challenges involved in change. You will also develop a wider understanding of the impact of law in society and the formulation of legal solutions to real world problems. You will be encouraged, where appropriate, to engage with local community groups, pressure groups, practitioners, your placement employers or the Law Department's legal advice clinic or mediation unit to develop your proposals and identify a viable reform agenda.

Optional Modules (choose 2)

International Trade Law

30 credits

International trade would be of interest to students wishing to be employed in the commercial field in both the UK and overseas. This module covers the international legal and institutional framework for regulating international trade. The module helps you to understand different aspects of international law, and to be able to apply them to business and management problems arising in a global economy. The module examines the legal, economic, political and institutional underpinnings of the world trade regime, and the core principles and legal rules governing international trade in goods, and services. A key focus is the World Trade Organization (WTO), which began to work in 1995 as a general umbrella organisation coordinating laws affecting trade, but which has a much wider impact on the regulation of international business activities. The module also examines the various contracts that are essential components of international trade transactions, such as international sales contracts, the contract of carriage and the insurance contract. In addition, legal issues arising from international trade dispute settlement will be explored.

Company Law

30 credits

This module examines the most common juristic person, the company (limited by shares or guarantee and both public and private limited companies). The cornerstones of the module include critical evaluation of the role of the company as a separate legal juristic person; directors and their duties; shareholders and their rights and legal remedies; employees and their position under the Companies Act 2006. Close examination is undertaken of the policy and reform process leading up to the enactment of the Companies Act 2006. Primary sources (statute and case law) and secondary sources (academic comment, reform discussion) are used at length during the module. This module is relevant for anyone interested in working in the commercial world.

Employment Law

30 credits

The focus of this module is the legal framework surrounding the employment relationship - its formation, operation and termination.  The statutory and common law context of employment, including EU aspects, is considered, along with the now extensive law on discrimination. The main features of the module are the contract of employment, remedies for termination including unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal, equality law, and law relating to trade unions. The module is designed for students who are interested in discovering the practical problems concerning law at work in a modern flexible labour market. Employment law is of practical significance for all persons involved in the world of work. 

Family and Child Law

30 credits

This module will be of interest to students who wish to study how the law regulates family life and how effective it is in doing so. The module covers the formation and termination of marriage and civil partnership; how occupation and ownership of the family home is regulated, and how effective these remedies are in cases of domestic violence; the law's approach to finance and property division on divorce, as well as maintenance for children, comparing this approach with the regulation of cohabitation. The module then considers legal parentage and parenthood; parental responsibility, and the regulation of disputes between parents about their children. Finally, local authority provision for vulnerable children and those who are experiencing harm in their families is considered, and adoption as a solution for children who cannot live with their birth families will be covered. This module aims to consider the law in context of social policy which encourages desired types of family behaviour.

Dispute Resolution

30 credits

The dispute resolution module makes extensive use of role-play in order to develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics that underlie conflicts, and of the process of dispute resolution. Comparisons are made with litigation and with other adversarial and quasi-judicial mechanisms to place mediation and negotiation in context. Themes are identified and discussed, often using role-plays, and the social and psychological aspects considered. The module also covers theories of conflict and conflict management, and the general landscape of dispute resolution.

International Criminal and Human Rights Law

30 credits

This module introduces you to the criminal law responsibility of private individuals and their human rights protection under international law.

The first part of the module focuses on the mechanisms of international criminal justice, and the law that underpins it. The sources and fundamental principles of ICL, institutional aspects of ICL are explored, from the Nuremberg Tribunals, to the international Criminal Court (ICC), as well as established international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes). 

The second part of the module focuses on essential aspects of international human rights law. It examines the main international instruments which provide protection for human rights, substantive established human rights, the importance of the distinction between global and regional protection of human rights, with a special focus on the European Convention of Human Rights, as well as the mechanisms in place to protect and enforce these rights.

The final part of the module focuses on a number of crimes, analysed both from an international criminal law and international human rights perspective, such as the crime of torture.

Intellectual Property Law

30 credits

This module explores the legal protection given to intellectual property, and considers the particular types of intellectual property, such as copyright and patents. This is considered in the increasingly influential international context, and also draws on comparative study of the protection afforded in other jurisdictions and enables you to pursue research in individual areas of intellectual property law.

Law of Technology and Innovation

30 credits

This module explores the role of law in responding to, and shaping, technological innovation. It is designed to give students the competitive edge in evolving legal and non-legal markets that embrace technological development. Particular focus is given to standards and regulations of artificial intelligence, cyberspace and cybercrime, e-commerce, employment, environment, healthcare, intellectual property and outer space. These areas are of particular importance in the current global market. These are also the areas of research undertaken by academic members of staff at Kingston University, involved in teaching and development of the module. The module implements an international and interdisciplinary approach, covering different jurisdictions, technologies, and industries.

Environmental Law

30 credits

This module provides an introduction to environmental law. It outlines the different sectors of environmental law as well as providing an insight and understanding of the principles and concepts upon which environmental law is based. It also analyses the ways in which particular issues are addressed and, where appropriate, places these in their international context. It introduces you to the role that international environmental law has within the development of national environmental law.

Please note

Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.

Law competitions

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition

Our students have regularly taken part as bailiffs in the oldest and most prestigious moot court competition in the world. It is a great opportunity to observe proceedings of the International Court of Justice and to develop administration and clerical skills.

Client interviewing competition

In 2018 and 2019 our students participated in this competition that promotes development of the essential skills involved with client interviewing. It is an excellent opportunity for students who are likely to have a direct contact with clients in the legal profession (e.g. as solicitors).

National Student Negotiation competition

Our law student participated in the Regional Finals in 2018. This annual competition which aims to develop excellent negotiation skills is organised annually by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.

International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court competition

Our students with an interest in Public International Law, International Criminal Law, and those who wish to continue their career as barristers often come together to compete annually in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Space Law Moot Court competition

Law students from Kingston University participated in the European Rounds of this Competition in Lisbon, Portugal in 2018 and in Paris, France in 2019. The Competition, organised annually by the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), is recommended for students who would like to work in the fields of aviation, space or telecommunications law.

Accreditation

Kingston University's law LLB courses are recognised by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as Qualifying Law Degrees. Once you have successfully completed your LLB, you can progress to the vocational stage of your legal training along the 'LPC' route, or follow the new 'SQE' route.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the professional governing body for solicitors.

Bar Standards Board

The Bar Standards Board is the professional governing body for barristers.

Professional Readiness Programme

This course features the unique Professional Readiness Programme that runs across Year 1 and 2. It is designed to help you develop your professional skills in preparation for an internship(s) and future employment.

You will undertake a range of practical workshops that will forge and nurture your soft-skills as well as build your industry knowledge.  Workshops may focus on:

  • networking techniques aimed at building contacts and creating opportunities
  • building your personal brand to maximise your potential
  • understanding the legal sector and career paths 
Three female students talking.

With Professional Experience

This degree comes with Professional Experience, which will place you in the real world. It will enable you to acquire the relevant work experience and develop critical skills. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Undertake up to two professional internships in a law firm or in a law-related field 

or 

  • take professional modules in Mediation and/or Professional Practice and Ethics 

This professional experience will help you gain valuable experience in preparation for securing a job role after you graduate.

A female student sitting at a table, being interviewed.

Entry requirements

Typical offer 2023

  • 120-136 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications)
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM).
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.

Additional requirements

  • Entry on to this course does not require an interview, entrance test, audition or portfolio

International

  • We welcome applications from International Applicants. Please view our standard entry requirements from your country
  • All non-UK applicants must meet our English Language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5

Country-specific information

You will find more information on country specific entry requirements in the International section of our website.

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Typical offer and UCAS points explained

Like most universities, we use the UCAS Tariff point system for our course entry requirements.

Find out more about UCAS Tariff points and see how A-level, AS level, BTEC Diploma and T-level qualifications translate to the points system.

Teaching and assessment

Timetabled learning and teaching on this course includes lectures and seminars.

Guided independent study (self-managed time)

When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments and preparing and giving presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and CANVAS, the online virtual learning platform.

Academic support

Our academic support team here at Kingston University provides help in a range of areas.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of academic staff who will provide academic guidance, support you throughout your time at Kingston and show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University. 

Your workload

Year 1

Year 2

Final year

Year 1
  • Scheduled learning and teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study (self-managed time): 936 hours
Year 2
  • Scheduled learning and teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study (self-managed time): 936 hours
Final year
  • Scheduled learning and teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study (self-managed time): 936 hours

 

  • Year 1 - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
  • Year 2 -  22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity
  • Final year -  22% of your time is spent in timetabled learning and teaching activity

Contact hours may vary depending on your modules

How you will be assessed

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical assessments (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though this does depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose:

Year 1

Year 2

Final year

Year 1
  • Coursework: 75%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Exam: 25%
Year 2
  • Coursework: 63%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Exam: 37%
Final year
  • Coursework: 50%
  • Practical: 3%
  • Exam: 47%

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback to you on your assessments within 20 working days.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student friendly as possible, scheduled learning and teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 80 students and lecture sizes are normally 60-100. However this can vary by module and academic year.

Who teaches this course?

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.  

The following group of staff members are currently involved in the delivery of different elements of this course. This pool is subject to change at any time within the academic year.  

 

Course fees and funding

2023/24 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2023/24 the fees for this course are:

 Fee category Amount
Home (UK students)

£9,250*

International

Year 1 (2023/24): £14,300 
Year 2 (2024/25): £14,700
Year 3 (2025/26): £15,100

For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.

* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.

Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

2022/23 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2022/23 the fees for this course are:

 Fee category Amount
Home (UK students) £9,250*
International Year 1 (2022/23): £13,900 
Year 2 (2023/24): £14,300
Year 3 (2024/25): £14,700

For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.

* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.

Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

Note for EU students: UK withdrawal from the European Union

The Government has recently announced that new students from the European Union and Swiss Nationals starting their course after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for a student loan in England for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies for 2021/22 academic year. This decision only applies to new EU students starting in 2021/22. If you are an existing/continuing EU student, you will continue to be funded until you graduate or withdraw from your course.

Need to know more?

Our undergraduate fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.

Additional costs

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs that are not covered by tuition fees which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, access to shared IT equipment and other support services. Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

Where a course has additional expenses, we make every effort to highlight them. These may include optional field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering), security checks such as DBS, uniforms, specialist clothing or professional memberships.

Textbooks

Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. You may prefer to buy your own copy of key textbooks – this can cost between £50 and £250 per year.

Computer equipment

There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan. You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residences. Free WiFi is available on each of the campuses. You may wish to purchase your own computer, which can cost from £100 to £3,000 depending on your course requirements.

Photocopying and printing

In the majority of cases written coursework can be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. Printing, binding and photocopying costs are not included in your tuition fees, this may cost up to £100 per year.

Travel

Travel costs are not included in your tuition fees but we do have a free intersite bus service which links the campuses, Surbiton train station, Kingston-upon-Thames train station, Norbiton train station and halls of residence.

Field trips

One module has a compulsory court visit. The majority of students choose to join an organised visit to a local court. However, students can choose to attend a court of their preference instead. Depending on location, this may incur a travel cost of approximately £15.

Extracurricular competitions

Students who choose to participate in optional competitions may incur additional costs.

International Space Law Moot

The participation fee has in the past been paid by the University. The competition takes place in different European countries each year, and the cost of travel, accommodation and subsistence is self-funded by the student.

International Criminal Court Moot

All participation costs have in the past been paid by the University and Alumni contributions.

Law in Action

Our students actively participate in a wide range of practical activities linked to the curriculum and the legal industry.

After you graduate

Many graduates become solicitors or barristers. Other graduates work in law-related positions within business, government and non-profit organisations. Some also progress to study at masters level.

Our Law graduates have secured the following jobs:

  • Barrister
  • Associate
  • Junior analyst
  • Legal assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Account development executive
  • Insolvency practitioner
  • Financial consultant
  • Court clerk

Graduates from the Department of Law have secured jobs in the following companies:

  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lyons Davidson Solicitors
  • Fredrickson International
  • BM Advisory (formerly Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants)
  • Hudson Advisors
  • Gill Solicitors
  • Stuart & Co Solicitors (formally Stuart Karatas Solicitors)

Key information set

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Course changes and regulations

The information on this page reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. To improve your student experience and the quality of your degree, we may review and change the material information of this course. Course changes explained.

Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.

Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.