LLB (Hons) Law

Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree will provide you with a thorough academic training in the discipline of law. It will enable you to develop a critical awareness of common law and legal principles, build knowledge of the UK and EU legal systems and gain the analytical and problem solving skills needed to build a successful career in what is a dynamic and challenging discipline. You will be given the opportunity to study a wide range of topics and develop your expertise in specific areas of law.

The LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally. To be classed as a Qualifying Law Degree, you must also complete all your degree studies in not more than six years from start to finish. The minimum standard for a QLD undertaken for the purpose of completion of the Academic Stage for qualification as a barrister is lower second class honours.

Who is it for

Studying a LLB (Hons) Law degree prepares you for a career with employers in the legal field and many others such as finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector and management. It’s also perfect for anyone already working within their chosen field who wants to add a well-known qualification from a top UK university to their CV. And because this course is online and part-time, you don’t need to give up your current job to study.


Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, the course will help you develop graduate skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. The course is also relevant if you are an international student who wants to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution whilst living overseas.


At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

Career Path

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLB (Hons) Law degree online will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field. For example, this degree will be beneficial for a career in sectors such as finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector, management and many more. It can also act as a foundation for postgraduate study on a Master of Law (LLM) programme or business Masters course such as an MSc or MBA.

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