Programme SpecificationA Programme Specification is a concise description of the intended learning outcomes of a programme, and the means by which the outcomes are achieved and demonstrated. It gives a concise description of the key parameters of the programme concerned. The Programme Specification is regulatory in nature and is supplemented by the Detailed Regulations.
Title and name of awards
See glossary for an explanation of terms.
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Diploma in Law
- Diploma of Higher Education in Laws (offered as an exit award only)
- Certificate of Higher Education in Laws (offered as an exit award only)
There is also the provision to take individual courses.
Level of the programmes
The FHEQ forms part of the academic infrastructure of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in England and Wales.
The awards are placed at the following Levels of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ):
- LLB degree Level 6
- Diploma in Law Level 4
- Diploma of Higher Education in Law Level 5
- Certificate of Higher Education in Law Level 4
Relevant QAA subject benchmarks group(s)
See the QAA website for information.
University of London
University of London International Academy
See Glossary for an explanation.
The following Colleges contribute to the programme: Birkbeck; King's College London; London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Queen Mary, University of London; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London (UCL)
Accreditation by professional or statutory body
Students wishing to become lawyers are advised to contact the legal professional body in the jurisdiction where they hope to practise to find out if these programmes will satisfy, or contribute to, their requirements for the academic stage of legal training.
In England and Wales, a prospective solicitor or barrister must have a 'Qualifying Law Degree' to be exempted from the academic stage of qualification. The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board both recognise the University of London International Programmes LLB as a 'Qualifying Law Degree' subject to the time limits for each pathway and the requirement that the graduate has passed the assessments in the Foundations of Legal Knowledge (including EU law) in not more than three attempts. Where a student has been permitted to transfer credits from another degree programme, the transferred credits must have formed part of a Qualifying Law Degree. Students registered after 1 September 2007 must also satisfactorily complete a Laws Skills Portfolio within the maximum specified time for that Scheme or Route.
Language of study and assessment
See also section 4 of the Detailed Regulations.
Mode of study
Find further details about student support in the Student Handbook and VLE.
Distance and flexible study. For the Diploma in Law, students are required to attend a full or part time course of instruction at an institution that is recognised to teach the Diploma by the University.