LLB (Hons) Law

Quick facts about the course:

University: A.R.U. London

Campus: London: 19 Charterhouse St, London EC1N 6RA

Duration: 3 Years

Starts: September, January

Begin your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister, or advance your legal knowledge for many roles in business, finance and public service. Develop key transferable skills that can take you far, whichever career path you choose. 

Our LLB (Hons) Law is designed to ensure you can acquire all the legal knowledge needed to prepare you for a career as a solicitor or barrister. It looks to give you the foundations of law knowledge to proceed towards the preparing for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam route into the solicitor profession or Bar Standards Boards (BSB) route to becoming a barrister in England and Wales. But if you hope to use your interest in law for a different career, such as business or policy making, our LLB (Hons) will help you develop key transferable skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving, that can broaden your options.

ARU London's standard offer is 104 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.

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.

All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you want to proceed to the vocational stage of training as a barrister or solicitor (Bar Professional Training Course or Legal Practice 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.

The skills you gain from this course will also open opportunities for you in many other professions, including banking, commerce, local and central government, and teaching.

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.

We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.

Associated Jobs:

  • Barrister
  • Barrister's Clerk
  • Chartered Legal Executive
  • Company Secretary
  • Solicitor
  • Patent Attorney
  • Data Analyst
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Civil Service

See below for the modules which you will study:

Year 1

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • English Legal System and Skills 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Contract Law 

Year 2

  • Equity, Trusts and Succession
  • Tort Law
  • Business Law
  • Sustainability in Career Development 


  • The Law of Family Relationships
  • Commercial Law
  • Medical Law
  • The Law of Information, Intellectual Property and Social Media
  • Legal Work Experience

Year 3

  • Undergraduate Major Project in Law (Dissertation)
  • Property Law
  • European Union Law


  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Diversity, Equality and the Law
  • Employment Law
  • Legal and Social Obligations of Business

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.