LL.B. single honours Law: LL.B. 2016/17


By choosing to study for your LLB Honours Degree with Canterbury Christ Church University you will be part of a dynamic, challenging and enjoyable environment. Specifically, the advantages we offer include:

  • Qualifying Law Degree − your Degree is recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board to enable you to go straight on to the Vocational Stage to qualify as a Solicitor (Legal Practice Course) or a Barrister (Bar Professional Training Course)
  • The University has a recognised expertise in Mediation. This is enhanced by our Mediation Clinic, the first of its kind in a UK university and which our students have the opportunity to participate in. We also offer a number of Mediation related subjects as part of our provision, which provide opportunities to develop an expertise in this growing area
  • We are in the process of aligning our LLB with the Paralegal community, to work with the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, and the Institute of Paralegals. We will be one of only a handful of universities across the country providing this opportunity. This means that, by completing certain subjects as part of your LLB, you obtain a dual qualification − your LLB and Membership of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, for instance. We see this as a major opportunity for our students as it offers key practical skills to employers and is excellent preparation should you decide to move on to the Vocational Stage of training after your LLB
  • We are in the process of developing links with our local Citizens Advice Bureau, which is a voluntary advice service. This will enable you to train as Advisors and provide ‘frontline’ advice and obtain realistic practical experience

Within Canterbury Christ Church we have an excellent Career Development service, which works with the Law Programmes to provide a comprehensive package of support and guidance designed specifically for our students.

We understand the huge commitment you are making by studying with us and we will do everything we can to develop the skills employers tell us they need.

We are very much an ‘applied’ Law School teaching both theoretical and practical approaches to law.

Law at Canterbury Christ Church University is original and innovative because it not only combines the normal essential teaching you need for a Qualifying Law Degree, but also has a Dispute Resolution pathway built into the LLB alongside the ability to study subjects of an ‘international’ nature in your final year. Each year, you will have the opportunity to take modules that give you both theoretical and practical experience in law.

In Year 1, for example, the basics of Criminal Law, the English Legal System, Contract Law and Critical Approaches to Law are taught alongside a module called an Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In Year 2, Property Law, Torts and Administrative Law are core modules as well as the Theory of Dispute Resolution. In addition, you will have the option to choose 2 elective modules from Corporate Law, Race and the Law, Law and Religion, and Internet and the Law, for example.

In Year 3, the normal teaching includes European Law, Equity and Trusts and International Law. Electives typically range from Employment Law, International Human Rights, Civil and Commercial Mediation to Family Law and Intellectual Property Law.

As well as providing you with valuable critical knowledge and understanding of the law, familiarity with legal methods and legal argument and problem solving skills, a qualifying Law degree will provide you with the necessary qualifications to either become a solicitor through studying on the Legal Practice Course or to become a barrister by studying on the Bar Professional Training course. In addition, you will have extra training in Alternative Dispute Resolution methods including Mediation and if you follow the specific pathway, an additional qualification as a licensed Paralegal. These are all areas increasingly in demand by a range of employers.

Year 1


  • Critical Approaches to Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • English Legal System and Legal Method
  • Introduction to Dispute Resolution

Year 2


  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Property Law
  • Theory of Dispute Resolution

Optional modules:

  • Civil & Commercial Mediation
  • Corporate Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Race and the Law
  • CyberLaw

Year 3


  • Equity and Trusts
  • European Union Law

Optional modules:

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Individual Study
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Justice and Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Medical Law
  • Mooting & Advocacy Skills


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:







Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact or the International Office:

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Some categories of additional costs are always payable by the student, as set out in the general principles.  These include costs for own purchase text books; DBS / Health Checks (although some may be reimbursed); Professional Body registration; travel to other sites; Library Fees and Fines; Printing & Photocopying; and travel and accommodation / subsistence costs whilst on Placements or Exchange visits.

Learning and teaching strategies/techniques will typically comprise lectures, seminars (including peer assisted study skills), case studies, the use of video, the Internet, CD ROMs, guided study, student presentations, field-based learning and tutorials.

Assessment Strategies for cognitive skills may be through: written examinations; report writing; essay writing; topic review; individual oral presentations; data handling; computer-based assessment; student presentations.

Assessment Strategies for Professional Capabilities may be through: written examinations; report writing; essay writing; Individual oral presentations; data handling; student presentations.

Assessment of Graduate Skills is through: written examination, report writing, essay writing, individual oral presentations, group work: graduate skills, student presentations, moot dispute resolution experience, dissertation

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UCAS code

  • M100


  • 3 years full-time

Entry requirements



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