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Is your heart set on the legal profession? Take this qualifying law degree at a globally-recognised, well-regarded law school and benefit from exceptional teaching plus work placements in London.
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September 2023
3 years full-time
Usually 4 years or 6 years part-time
£9,250 (UK) *
£15,100 (INT) *
Course leader
Dr Mariette Jones

This course is now available in Clearing.
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We have an international reputation for our law expertise and our LLB Law puts you at the heart of legal innovation.

Why choose LLB Law at Middlesex?

You will have access to our industry network – for example, you will work alongside professional barristers and solicitors by supporting the local Legal Advice Centre.

You will be taking an internationally regarded course that will set you on a path towards a highly stimulating career in law or careers which need a legal mind, such as business regulation or the civil service.

What will you gain

You will develop a solid understanding of the core principles and practice of English law and graduate with a highly respected degree.

Additionally, you will have gained an understanding of which aspects of the Law you want to specialise in for either postgraduate study or your career.

A law degree is much sought after by employers within the business, civil service and public sectors.


This degree is accredited by the Bar Standards Board, provided that EU Law is included as an optional module.

What you will learn

Our law course will help give you the core skills and qualifications needed to succeed in the legal profession and you'll be able to pursue qualified solicitor or barrister status in England and Wales.

You will explore a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules as you gain expert knowledge of the core principles of the law in England and Wales.

You'll also put theory into practice with work-based modules that will develop your professional skills.

For this degree you will learn by:

  • Enhancing your awareness of the contexts in which the law operates
  • Being at the heart of legal innovation, with plenty of support from tutors who are nationally and internationally-recognised experts in their chosen fields
  • Taking part in mooting (mock trial) and mediation competitions
  • Experiencing the buzz and atmosphere of the courtroom in our specialist chambers at Hendon Town Hall
  • Taking on work placements or putting your skills into action as part of the School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Programme.

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Here is a brief overview of each year of your course.

Year 1

You'll study the English legal system, legal method, public law, and contract law.

Year 2

You'll study criminal law, tort, and two optional modules. If you want to become a barrister, one of your option modules MUST be EU Law.

Year 3

Land law and equity and trusts plus two optional modules are the focus of the third year. (if part-time, these modules will be studied over 4 or 6 years).


  • 3 years full-time: October 2023 to June 2026
  • 4 years or 6 years part-time


  • Year 1 - Compulsory

    • English Legal System (30 credits)

      This module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the English legal system and how it works in order to provide a foundation for the further study of law. You will examine the nature and function of legal institutions and the role of the legal profession within the English legal system and explore the provision of legal services and methods of alternative dispute resolution. You will become familiar with, and be able to use, legal skills and knowledge in respect of issues and problems involving the English legal system.

    • Legal Method (30 credits)

      This module aims to broaden and expand your understanding of the common law system, legal reasoning, case analysis, the judicial hierarchy, handling precedents and statutory interpretation. After studying this module, you will comprehend the basic principles and debates underpinning the position of the courts in the UK constitution, appreciate how to read a case, and be able to pick out its material facts and ratio, as well as distinguish this from obiter dicta and develop an understanding of the different rules and approaches that courts use to interpret statutes. The module will also provide you with a grounding in legal ethics so as to instil a basic understanding of a lawyer's duties toward their clients and the court.

    • Contract Law (30 credits)

      This module aims to provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of the law of contract, focusing on the main principles, cases and statutory provisions relevant to contract law. This will act as a firm foundation for subsequent law modules as well as for postgraduate and professional study after the programme. The module also aims to develop your competence in the analysis and solution of legal problems, develop your legal research skills and recognise the relationship between the law of contract and other areas of English and European law. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

    • Public Law (30 credits)

      This module aims to examine general principles relating to the UK Constitution and the organisation and powers of the State. You will gain an awareness of the law and practice relating to the control of the Administration of the UK State and will consider the law relating to Human Rights and aspects of Civil Liberties in the UK. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

  • Year 2 - Compulsory

    • Criminal Law (30 credits)

      This module aims to enable you to acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of criminal law, including a detailed knowledge of the key principles, cases and statutory provisions relevant to criminal law. You will develop skills in the analysis and solution of legal problems and in researching case law and statute law in relation to criminal law, while recognising the relations between criminal law and other areas of law. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

    • Tort (30 credits)

      The module aims to provide a general knowledge and understanding of tort law and lay a sound foundation upon which to develop knowledge, skills and competencies needed for the Vocational Stage of legal education and training, and subsequent careers in legal practice or higher qualifications in law. The study of case law will develop skills in extracting and communicating the meaning of written reports. Students will be challenged to achieve a higher level of understanding and application of the law in practice and attention will be given to the ethical issues that can arise. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

  • Year 2 optional modules - choose one module from the following:

    • EU Law (30 credits)

      This module aims to provide a thorough understanding of the legal system of the European Union (EU) and of the rules and principles governing the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital within the EU’s internal market. You will apply knowledge of EU law to the analysis of legal issues and develop your skills of information retrieval from a range of sources. The module includes the study of the history and development of the EU, the EU’s institutional framework, sources of EU law and law-making procedures, the main substantive principles underlying EU Law and the relationship between EU law and national law. An exhaustive overview of the jurisdiction of the EU courts will also be offered. This is a core module and is a requirement of professional bodies.

      Please note that you must select EU Law as an optional module if you want to study the Barristers Training Course after graduating because EU Law is currently a requirement of the academic component of Bar training to become a barrister.

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Ethics (30 credits)

      This module aims to provide an opportunity to become familiar with the dispute resolution role of the lawyer and to acquire the skills relevant to that role. It will provide an opportunity for you to engage with key techniques, strategies, theories, values and cultural issues relating to the negotiation process, and will provide an understanding of the place of Alternative Dispute Resolution within the legal system. You will also have the opportunity to critically evaluate aspects of the theoretical basis for mediation as a means of dispute resolution and the place of mediation with the legal system. This module is limited to 16 students selected by the programme team.

    • UK and European Human Rights Law (30 credits)

      This module aims to explore human rights in an international, historical and comparative perspective. You will be introduced to the rationale for this body of law and to major themes in international human rights jurisprudence. Special attention will be paid to the European Convention of Human Rights and its impact in the United Kingdom, in particular issues arising from the incorporation of the European regime through the Human Rights Act. In addition, the seminars and lectures will address specific human rights to provide you with in depth analysis of the application of human rights to factual scenarios. The course is designed to maximise your career potential, providing an insight into the extent to which universally protected values, articulated as legal claims impact domestic jurisdictions. The course also seeks to critically evaluate those values, their universal validity, and their implementation at regional level with the view of broadening your knowledge of law and to become sensitive to other values and normative regimes.

  • Year 3 - Compulsory

    • Land Law (30 credits)

      This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the law in the context of dealings in land. The module will build upon your knowledge of legal principles by bringing these together with rules of land law. Your ability to evaluate issues, including ethical issues, and to solve land law problems at a high level of understanding is enhanced, together with your personal and professional development and employability skills. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

    • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)

      This module aims to build upon your knowledge of legal principles by bringing these together with rules of trust law and principles of equity, including the ethical principles which govern the role of a trustee as fiduciary and principles relevant to the quantification of damages and availability of assets for their recovery. You will develop your critical understanding of the law of trusts and equitable principles, and your ability to present and argue positions in relation to issues of equity and trust law. You will analyse practical problems accurately and debate issues at a high level of understanding. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.

  • Year 3 optional modules - choose two modules from the following:

    • Advanced Mooting and Advocacy (30 credits)

      This module aims to provide an opportunity to develop practical skills in legal drafting, advocacy and litigation. It includes a taught element with a concentration on the drafting of documents and written submissions. The majority of the course is devoted to guided student participation in moot court exercises and internal/external competition(s) which will involve as appropriate domestic, European, Human Rights or international law. You will be assessed on the basis of written and/or oral submissions and such other assessments. It is limited to 16 students selected by the programme team.

For more details on this course, please download the LLB Law specification (PDF).

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Experience the buzz and atmosphere of the court room in our specialist chambers located inside Hendon Town Hall, which was built in 1901.

Our specialist chambers located inside Hendon Town Hall

Student support

We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health, and disability support.

Additional needs

We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability Advice and Support service.


Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.

Work while you study

Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.

Financial Support

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.

How can LLB Law support your career?

Many students pursue studies for professional qualifications which for solicitors will be the Solicitors Qualifying Exam and for barristers is the Bar Practice Course/Barrister Training Course. The LLB complies with requirements for the academic component of Bar training comprising the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge.

The LLB also provides a very good basis for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), which was introduced in September 2021.

After graduating, you may also choose to study for a master's degree before pursuing professional exams.

There are many sectors where a law degree is highly desired, including business (human resources, tax and insurance), charity, management, administration, the civil service, education and government. You might choose to pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal executive, paralegal, or in a community advisory role.


Our Careers & Employability Service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.

Global network

Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects. And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.

Work placements

We are a member of the prestigious Middlesex Law Society, which provides us with some excellent links to law-related organisations and local practitioners. You may be able to take part in work experience with these organisations during the summer break.

We also work with a well-established network of legal practices, specialising in all aspects of the law, which enables us to offer some further work placement opportunities across London.

Placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and those who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.

Our specialist employability service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.

  1. UK entry
  2. International
  3. How to apply

The fees below refer to the 2023/24 academic year unless otherwise stated. Course fees are subject to annual inflation.

UK students

Full-time: £9,250

Part-time: £77 per taught credit


Full-time students: £15,100

Part-time students: £126 per taught credit

Additional costs

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • A free electronic textbook for every module
  • All printing and copying required for your study
  • Self-service laptops available for loan for a maximum of 24 hours
  • Audio-visual equipment available for loan, including digital stills cameras, digital video recorders, digital audio recorders.

Scholarships and bursaries

To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:

  • MDX Excellence Scholarship offers grants of up to £2,000 per year for UK students
  • Regional or International Merit Awards which reward International students with up to £2,000 towards course fees
  • Our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

Find out more about undergraduate funding and all of our scholarships and bursaries.

Fees Disclaimers

1. UK Fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

2. International Students. Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.

Mariette Jones
Senior Lecturer

After qualifying as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Mariette embarked on an academic career focusing primarily on commercial law.  She is currently the Programme Leader for the University’s LLB programmes, and lectures Tort, UK Company Law and Comparative Corporate Governance.

Dr Susan Pascoe
Associate Professor of Law, Director of Programmes for Law

After achieving First Class Honours in her LLB degree at University College London, Dr Pascoe qualified as a solicitor and undertook work in a wide range of areas including conveyancing, matrimonial work, probate and litigation; she still maintains her name on the roll of solicitors. Dr Pascoe subsequently completed a PhD at King's College London and has a range of publications in property and conveyancing law.

  • David Eniolorunfe Oshame

    LLB Law student

    I was motivated to study the LLB as, not only is it a prestigious course, I felt it was the best option for me to achieve my goal of becoming a lawyer. I was also confident the course would allow me to work in a large number of organisations either as a legal practitioner, legal advisor or legal representative after I graduate.

    Every aspect of the course has been really exciting, as you can apply what you learn in modules to everyday legal issues. Most importantly, the course has improved my ability to think logically and it has taught me about the importance of precision in my work, which is essential if I'm going to work in the field of Law.

  • Jane-Bridgette Gathinji

    LLB Law student

    This course provides the opportunity to learn the foundations of our legal system and opens up many opportunities post graduation, including the option of exploring work as a solicitor or legal secretary.

    During this course I've learnt a lot, including Protection Laws that I never knew existed. I've had the chance to moot and take part in practical, case-based, projects. This course has been a great stepping stone to educating me on the rights and laws of the people, and I hope I'll be able to use this knowledge in helping and support those less fortunate in the world.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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