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Course Essentials

Throughout this LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Degree at Arden University, you will become increasingly immersed into the world of legal systems.

This School of Law and Social Science LLB (Hons) covers the key pillars of legal knowledge, so if you’re looking to kick off your career as a legal professional – look no further.

Arden University offers this Law Degree via Blended Learning, which means you spend 2 days a week in lectures at one of our study centres in either London, Manchester or Birmingham, and then study online the remainder of the time, utilising our online study portal, iLearn.

With this course you will delve into the fundamentals of English Law and EU legal system. And each module will develop your knowledge of Law and build the skills needed to pursue your chosen legal career.

Please note: the academic route training requirements for qualifying as a solicitor are changing.

Currently, completion of this course means you will qualify as a solicitor. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have announced that, from autumn 2021, upon completion of this degree, those looking to become solicitors will be required to sit and pass two SQE exams, and complete a two-year period of qualifying work experience.

Arden University’s LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status will continue to be accepted as enrollment onto the professional stage of both barristers’ and solicitors’ training.


When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre. In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will be expected to study an additional minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning. This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.

*hours will be allocated by Arden University
**available from February 2020 – subject to numbers

Entry Requirements

This Blended Learning LLB (Hons) has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

We are happy to consider an application from you at Arden University if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Content

A successful lawyer is able to apply legal knowledge to a complex situation and provide a well-reasoned solution.

Each module of this Arden University Law Degree will present different core principles of law. Once you have this core theory under your belt, you will be able to tailor your studies to suit your professional interests by choosing one optional module.


Year 1

  • Foundations in Legal Skills
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law and Ethics
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

Study skills

During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Year 2

  • Law of Tort 1 – Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Law of Property
  • European Union Law
  • Pro Bono and Professional Practice

Year 3

  • Law of Evidence
  • Equity, Trusts, and Wills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research Methods & Project

One optional module

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law
  • Intellectual Property

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. Optional modules are subject to availability.


We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Portfolios of work
  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Problem solving scenarios
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Analysis and Research Projects

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your Blended Learning studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

Career Prospects

What can a Law Degree do for me?

If you are aspiring to become a barrister or solicitor then you’ll know that starting with an LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status Degree is a great foundation for your vocational training. Studying for your LLB (Hons) with Arden University, you will:

  • Become fully prepared for a successful career in law
  • Obtain a wide range of highly transferable skills
  • Graduate ready to take your next steps towards becoming a barrister or solicitor; OR enter a paralegal role in a private practice

Please note, the academic route training requirements for qualifying as a solicitor are changing. Please see course essentials for more information.

What can I do after Arden University?

Your options are endless and it all depends on your preference. If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you will need to take on further study or move onto the vocational training.

Qualified solicitors can also go on to fill roles such as legal executive, judge, legal secretary and contract negotiator.

You could also consider working in:

  • Business and commerce
  • Court services
  • Banking and finance
  • Local and central government
  • Police and prison services
  • Social work
  • Teaching

What do Arden University’s LLB alumni say?

“I am working for a global firm in a quite senior position, and my hope is that my LLB journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar. Giving yourself a good challenge, proving your capabilities and widen your horizon…it’s a great experience!”

Detloff Rump, Arden University Law student

“Doing the law degree has opened a lot of new job opportunities which I did not have before. It made me more marketable within the job sector.”

Miriam Aziz, Arden University Law graduate

What is Blended Learning in Arden University ?

Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Arden University’s  Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.

How does it work?

The face-to-face hours are delivered as a part-time course would be, but with the additional independent online learning, you can still complete your Degree in 3 years*. This Blended approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and your tutors and support teams can be contacted outside of the classroom, online or over the phone.

When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, you will have the opportunity to select when you want to learn: weekdays or  evenings .

  • Weekdays: 2 days per week either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30

Where can I study?

With 5 Arden study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.

So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers all the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.

Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of the Ulearn’s course advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.

*4 years if taken with a foundation year.
** selected centres and courses only.

Flexible Intake Dates

At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 6 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.

Undergraduate Intake Dates

  • September
  • November
  • February
  • April
  • June

 How much will it cost?

We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further – you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

You can choose to pay for your course in full, in installments or through employer sponsorship. For UK students, you can also choose to pay with a student loan, if you’re eligible. For more information and for up-to-date fees please visit: https://arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding

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