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LLB for Graduates

Course Description

Do you already have a degree in a non-law subject? If so, this programme provides an opportunity to gain a full law degree in two years. The programme is popular with both international and UK students.

During your two years at Birmingham you will study the foundation subjects of common law, criminal law, public law, European law and property law.

Alongside the seven foundation subjects of law you will be able to study up to three optional specialist modules. Teaching on the course is delivered through a mixture of lectures and tutorials with 10 students in each tutorial group, allowing you to receive personalised attention from academic staff. You share lectures with the students on the other LLB programmes but your core tutorial groups are exclusively for students on the LLB for Graduates course.

About the Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School has a long tradition of producing cutting-edge research that has real-world impact and informs the challenging and exciting learning environment our students experience. As a community of world-leading scholars, teachers and students, Birmingham Law School continues to make an important contribution to our understanding, teaching, and practice of law. In 2016 it was named as one of the world’s Top 100 law schools in the QS World Rankings.
We provide an expansive range of programmes, for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies and employ a range of approaches in our teaching and our research, from the theoretical and doctrinal to the empirical and applied. Our research is recognised on a global stage, and our academics are frequent participants in legal debates and contribute to the policy-making process.
We provide students with more than just a degree, and enable them to develop the skills required to enhance their employability. Our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) presents our students with opportunities to increase their knowledge of law in action through Pro Bono and Mooting as well as the 50+ legal specific career events CEPLER organises annually. CEPLERs work is one of the many things that have led to Birmingham being recognised as the University of the Year for Graduate Employability in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the LLB for Graduates page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sinduja Kumarasingam

942.jpg Birmingham is a top ranked law school and it was initially recommended to me by a friend. I wanted to go abroad for my graduate studies and found that Birmingham was the best option for a law conversion course. I came to Birmingham in the summer to visit the campus and found it to be a lot more relaxed and calm environment compared to Toronto, and this immediately attracted me towards the school.

Initially I was terrified as I have never been so far away from home, but everyone is so nice and accommodating which meant that feeling didn’t last and Birmingham has quickly become like home.

Birmingham’s campus is beautiful with historic buildings set within a vibrant green campus; it is a great setting for student life and is very different to my previous university experience.

The facilities which you have access to are fantastic and the e-library provides me with access to all the information which I require. The law library and main library are both extremely useful and there is loads of help available when you begin to familiarise yourself with what is available across the school and university.

Anyone considering studying in the UK should do all the research which they can including contacting the universities directly as it is the best way to get answers to any queries which you may have. I emailed Birmingham three times a week for a month with questions as I wanted to make sure it was the right place for me.

After graduating I want to return to Canada and possibly go into either constitutional or human rights law or politics.

Studying in the UK has certainly been a life changing experience! Opportunities like this do not come along often, so I encourage any student who is interested in studying abroad to consider the school and see what it has to offer. I could see myself returning to live in the UK in the future as I really like it over here.

(Student Profile)

Charles Ntor

I chose to study at Birmingham Law School because of the worldwide recognition and quality which it has through being one of the top 100 universities in the world. The sky is the limit after studying here and there are endless opportunities as Birmingham graduates are sought after all over the world.

Birmingham is an old university with a great history, fabulous buildings and a serene atmosphere. Everything you could need is available on site, you don’t have to go to town so there is no stress or hassle as everything which you need is there for you.

I settled in very quickly as everyone was very friendly and it felt like my own community as even though everyone has come from different backgrounds they talk to you like they’re your brother.

The university environment is fabulous for students as everyone is so friendly and accommodating. Birmingham has fantastic lecturers who take the time to ensure that you truly understand the subject, breaking down the information so you can take in what’s being said

The Holdsworth Club is like a family where Law students come together to organise debates, moots, events and outings which really help prepare you for a future career in law. The club provides a great chance to socialise with other law students whilst also providing lots of opportunities to enhance your CV.

Birmingham has a great night life and it is a lively city. There are lots of pubs, cinemas, shows…whatever you want entertainment wise you can find it in Birmingham.

I can guarantee that coming to Birmingham Law School will be the best decision you ever make in your life as it will set you up for great things in the future..

(Student Profile)

Kiran Grewal

My cousin graduated from Birmingham and recommended it to me as it is really friendly with a great reputation and the teaching on the course is excellent. I enjoy being here as it has a laid back atmosphere which you don’t get in more metropolitan places such as London.
When I first arrived I was overwhelmed and scared as it is the first time I have had to be entirely independent. It has been a refreshing experience realising that I can do this and it has given me the confidence to know that I can make it in the real world.

Birmingham is a very lively city with a good balance between day-time and night-time activities. I love shopping and the restaurants and I’ve found that I’m eating different foods which is a nice change.

I think it’s important to do proper research before coming to study in the UK so that you have an understanding of the curriculum and any accreditation issues. If you research properly before coming over it makes it much easier to relax and enjoy the experience while you are here.

After graduation I want to go back to Canada and complete my accreditation and practice law but I don’t know what area I want to specialise in yet.

Studying on the LLB for Graduates course at Birmingham is an opportunity worth taking advantage of as you’ll realise your own potential and get experience of different cultures whilst studying here.


Birmingham Law School LLB for Graduates scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Birmingham Law School is offering scholarships of £3,000 p.a to Home/EU and international applicants for the LLB for Graduates programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Students applicants to the LLB for Graduates course in the following September.International students with overseas fees status who have applied for one of the above courses and placed Birmingham as firm choice. Applications are assessed based on academic merit. Scholarships are not paid directly to successful applicants but will take the form of a fee reduction at the beginning of the programme.

Application Procedure

Application and further information can be found on the University website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/courses/llb/scholarships.aspx

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:1 in a UK honours degree in any subject. You do not need the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)

Course Fees

Home/EU: £9,250 (FT); Overseas: £15,570 (FT Only)

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