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LLB (Hons) Law

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

August 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 6,429

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Law at Essex Online isn’t like law at other places. We’re used to doing things a bit differently – and that runs through our entire course syllabus.
  • We’re the only 100% online provider offering an LLB (Hons) Law with no requirement to travel to assessment centres or complete timed examinations.
  • Our programme is a qualifying law degree (QLD) recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which permits graduates to complete the academic stage of training set by the SRA to become a solicitor, and it also meets the requirements for the academic stage of training to become a barrister set by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

This academically rigorous course will start by covering the essentials of using online resources for your law studies. The second module in the English Law System will cement this and form a basis for your future studies in a wide range of legal areas including:

  • Criminal law, burden of proof and proposal for reform
  • Legally enforceable contracts and the factors that render them unenforceable
  • Tortious liability, negligence and duty of care
  • Real property law, easements, covenants and mortgages
  • Public international law and its relationship with national law
  • Your studies will culminate in an advanced independent programme of research into a topic within the scope of the LLB.
  • As well as gaining the essential knowledge for an exciting career in law, you will gain excellent critical thinking and debating skills, honed through regular discussion forums with your fellow students. These skills will prepare you for success in a wide range of related disciplines.

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • October 2023
  • November 2023
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • three A-levels or equivalent

Work experience entry route

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law, you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • three years’ relevant work experience

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The LLB (Hons) Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Legal Skills and Context (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • Public Law (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits) 

Level 5 modules:

  • Law of Tort (30 credits)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • European Union Law (15 credits)
    Optional modules equal to 45 credits:
  • Company Law (30 credits)
  • Legal Professions and Services (15 credits)
  • Business Law: Finance and Tax (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public International Law (15 credits)

Level 6 modules:

  • Equity and Trusts (15 credits)
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates (15 credits)

Three optional modules:

  • Final Year Research Project (30 credits)
  • Criminal and Civil Litigation (30 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)
  • Family Law (30 credits
  • Law of Evidence (30 credits)
  • International Trade Law (30 credits)
  • Employment Law (30 credits)
  • Medical Law (30 credits)

* This module is core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

  •  These modules are compulsory and must be passed in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree.
  •  These modules are SQE-focused.

Full tuition fee: £18,500 (2020-21 and 2021-22)

Monthly tuition fee: £385 

Full payment discount

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting their course in the 2021-22 academic year. 

Alumni discount 

  • If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level.
  • This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.
  • The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship. 


  • International scholarship (all courses) International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

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