The University of London, founded in 1836, is one of the world’s leading university, internationally recognized for its high academic standards. The University of London established the University of London International Programmes, a distance and flexible learning programme, in 1858 to allow students around the world to study for a top UK qualification. The reputation of the University of London is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its renowned Colleges and specialist institutes. The Colleges are responsible for the academic
direction, including syllabus, learning resources, academic support, and assessment of all courses offered by the University of London International Programmes.
The International Programmes now has over 54,000 students worldwide, including more than 2,400 in Pakistan. The University of London International Programme enables you to study for a prestigious University of London qualification wherever you are in the world. University of London’s LLB (Hons) degree is internationally recognized and open doors to lucrative careers in law, business, politics, education, IT and other industries. The high reputation of its LLB (Hons) has been maintained because International Programme students are marked to the same high standards as campus-based students. Upon graduation you will join a distinguished group of lawyers, solicitors, barristers and judges from around the world who have obtained their law degree through the University of London, including Nelson Mandela.
The University of London Undergraduate Laws Programme is governed academically by the 6 University of London’s Colleges, collectively known as the Laws Consortium. The 6 Colleges are (1) Birbeck, (2) King’s College London, (3) The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), (4) Queen Mary, (5) SOAS, and (6) UCL. The University of London’s law degree is recognized as a Qualifying Law Degree and the completion of the LLB (Hons) degree allows you to qualify as a Solicitor or a Barrister. The University of London’s LLB (Hons) degree is also recognized by the Pakistan Bar Council and allows you to qualify as an Advocate in Pakistan. When you graduate, you are awarded a University of London degree with the University of London’s crest and Vice-Chancellor’s signature, indicating that you were registered with the University of London.
|Standard Entry Route – Qualifying Law Degree||Graduate Entry Route – Qualifying Law Degree|
|Level 4||Level 4|
|Four compulsory moduels||Three compulsory moduels|
|Legal system and method||Criminal law|
|Criminal law||Contract law|
|Contract law||Public law|
|Level 5||Level 5|
|Three compulsory modules||Three compulsory modules|
|Tort law||Tort law|
|Equity and Trust||Equity and Trust|
|EU law||EU law|
|One optional module chosen from:||–|
|International protection of human rights||–|
|Level 6||Level 6|
|Two compulsory modules||Two compulsory modules|
|Jurisprudence and legal theory||Jurisprudence and legal theory|
|Property law||Property law|
|Two optional modules chosen from:||One optional modules chosen from:|
|Civil and criminal procedure||Civil and criminal procedure|
|Company law||Company law|
|Conflict of laws||Conflict of laws|
|Intellectual Property||Intellectual Property|
|Labour law||Labour law|
|Introduction to Islamic law||Introduction to Islamic law|
|Public international law||Public international law|
Legal system & methods: This introduction to the English legal system seeks to convey what is distinctive about the common law approach as a legal methodology. The course is vital in initiating students into the process of legal research and the understanding of legal reasoning.
Criminal law: This course examines general principles of criminal liability, a range of fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and selected offences against property. Attempts to commit offences, secondary liability and defences also form part of the curriculum.
Elements of the law of contract: This course places its emphasis on understanding the key underlying principles of English law, covering the core topics, including formation of contracts, capacity to contract and privity, performance and breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract.
Public law: Focusing upon constitutional issues and reform, students will analyse key issues governing the relation between citizens and the state, including sovereignty and the division of powers between legislature, executive and administration.
Jurisprudence and legal theory: Jurisprudence poses the fundamental questions about the nature of law, its place in society and how a legal system operates as a system of rules and as a social institution engaging with ideals of justice and often conflicting moral codes.
Law of Tort: The law of tort concerns the civil liability for the wrongful infliction of injury by one person upon another. Negligence is a key topic and other topics include the duty of care; nuisance; trespass; defamation; occupiers and employers’ liability.
Equity and Trusts: Part of equity law, the law of trusts deals with the rules and principles governing the creation and operation of trusts (a particular method of holding property) including express trusts, trusts arising as a matter of law and breach of trust.
Property Law: Property law centres on the concept of the nature of the various interests that can exist in land, the principles governing the creation, transfer and extinction of these interests and the extent to which those interests are enforceable against third parties.
Commercial law: Commercial law is concerned with obligations between parties to commercial transactions and the relationship with rules of personal property. Emphasis is placed on both knowledge of principles and the ability to apply the rules of law to achieve practical solutions to practical problems. Students will become familiar with a range of issues including: ownership of or title to goods; transfers of title and its effect on third parties; passing of property between buyer and seller.
International protection of human rights (IPHR): This module concerns the protection afforded to individuals under international law and examines fundamental concepts, principles, theories and philosophies underpinning the law of international human rights.
EU law [EU law is a required course by the professional bodies in England and Wales for the LLB as a Qualifying Law Degree]: Appealing to students who enjoy public law or who have an interest in public affairs, politics, economics or international relations, the course examines EU institutions and law making powers as well as the key questions of the impact of EU law on national law and its overall consequences for business enterprises and individuals.
Evidence: The law of evidence governs what evidence may be presented and contested in the courtroom, techniques for eliciting evidence, and the role of the lawyers, jury and judge in an adversarial system. Highly relevant to actual day-to-day legal practice, this course will appeal particularly to students intending to become courtroom lawyers.
Intellectual property: The law of intellectual property rights seeks a difficult balance between rewarding the right owner of a piece of intellectual property, and the needs of society to gain access to scientific, technological or cultural benefits. It includes copyright, patent and trade mark law with particular emphasis on English law.
Introduction to Islamic law: The course offers an overview of Islamic law covering its religious historical and contemporary dimensions. The course addresses first the religious and historical foundations of Islamic law before going on to address its application in contemporary jurisdictions.
Labour law: Of appeal to anyone interested in industrial relations, this course relates both to individuals in their workplace and the operation of the labour market in general. The course covers not only individual matters (such as employment contracts, unfair dismissal, redundancy, sex and race discrimination) but also ‘collective’ labour law – including trade union ‘recognition’, the law relating to trade disputes and the protections given to workers who choose to join a trade union.
To be eligible to register for the LLB (Hons) programme, you must normally be at least 17 years of age at the time of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance requirements given below:-
STANDARD ENTRY (3 YEAR PROGRAMME)
Three (3) UK GCSE / GCE O level passes at grade A – C / 9 – 4 in non-overlapping subjects; PLUS Two (2) further UK GCE A level passes at grade A – E in non-overlapping subjects; OR
Three (3) UK GCE Advanced level passes in non-overlapping subjects, where grade EED or above is achieved; OR
Bachelor’s degree (i.e. B.Com, B.A.) awarded by an institution acceptable to the University of London.
GRADUATE ENTRY (2 YEAR PROGRAMME)*
Graduates holding an undergraduate degree, which is at least four years (4) full time in duration, from an acceptable university in Pakistan; OR
Graduates holding a 2 or 3 year Bachelor’s degree plus a Master’s Degree.
*Students who are successfully inducted on the LLB (Hons) Programmme through the Graduate Entry route are required to complete the Introduction to English Law (LA1050) course in their first year of study. Please note that students enrolled at UCG School of Law are provided support in completion of the aforesaid course.
The language of instruction, reading and assessment of the LLB (Hons) degree is English therefore success in the LLB (Hons) programme requires a good level of English competence. Any candidates in doubt as to their abilities in written and/or oral English are strongly advised to undertake English language courses and tests before enrollment.
Applicants will meet the English language requirements on the basis that they:
Hold a UK GCSE / GCE O level in English at grade C or above; or
Passed acceptable examinations in English equivalent to GCSE/ GCE ‘O’ Level English Language grade C; or
Passed, at an appropriate level within the past three years, a test of proficiency in English that is acceptable to the University of London, such as SAT and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) where an overall score of at least 6.0 is achieved with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.