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LLB in the UK

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Blog Summary Dive into LLB programs in the UK, offering a comprehensive legal education for international students.

The United Kingdom is home to the world's top and most prominent law schools, with over 1,676 Law programmes available to help applicants obtain the skills and confidence required.

Furthermore, the top 10 law colleges in the UK are among the top 50 law universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2021. This is significant proof of the UK's renowned education system at major institutes that give students a high-quality education. Let's look at why you should study law in the United Kingdom, one of the world's most popular study abroad locations! 

Why should one Study LLB in the UK?

Because LLB is an undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom. It has fewer prerequisites than a law degree in other nations. Students must simply enrol in a legal course, such as LLB, at their chosen university. The majority of degrees last three to four years. A degree from a prominent UK institution is also an excellent approach to begin your career in this subject. Some of the primary advantages of studying LLB in the UK are as follows:

  • Studying LLB in the UK will expose you to a constantly expanding and developing legal system.
  • Students will learn about the rules that apply to the United Kingdom and those unique to Scotland, Northern Ireland, England, and Wales while studying in a country where common law started.
  • The United Kingdom's common law is recognised across the world. Over a third of the world's legal systems are founded on English common law.
  • Hundreds of global law firms, including some of the world's largest, have their headquarters in the United Kingdom.
  • Studying LLB in the UK is a wonderful way to improve your English language abilities.
  • Practical and theoretical contexts, such as group projects and case studies, will allow you to develop your academic English.
  • To apply for an LLB course in the UK, you do not need to take the LSAT exam.
  • Students with a bachelor's degree can enrol in a two-year Senior Status LLB programme.
  • The United Kingdom offers several known legal companies; while studying, you might work as a part-time employee in a reputable law company to obtain experience.
  • Students might benefit from an international and multicultural university experience.
  • Students will graduate with internationally known qualifications.

Top Universities for Study LLB in the UK

In the United Kingdom, approximately 100 universities offer legal degrees such as the LLB. The top ten law schools in the UK for LLB studies are given below:

University Name

QS World Ranking


University of Oxford



University of Cambridge



London School of Economics & Political Science



University College London



University of Edinburgh



Queen Mary University of London



Durham University



University of Manchester



University of Nottingham



University of Warwick



Cost of LLB in the UK

Tuition fees are a significant portion of the expense of studying LLB in the UK for Indian students. Tuition prices for this study might easily range from £40,000 to £75,000 (53 lakhs – 75 lakhs), with the highest limit reaching £109,000 (about INR 1 crore) depending on the institution's course demand and reputation, university location, and so on.

Aside from the expense of studying in the UK, one must also consider the cost of living. Generally, the UK's cost of living is determined by the city in which you live. The entire cost of studying law in the UK is determined by the fees charged by your university and the lifestyle you select.

Tuition Fees

Universities in the United Kingdom are allowed to set their own rates. However, to a large extent, the costs charged at most of them fall within a similar range. Annual costs for an LLB Hons degree in the UK range between £12,000 and £14,000. However, the annual cost might reach £20,000 at a limited number of universities.

University Name



Tuition Fees in INR

King’s College London

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

9.4 lakhs

Liverpool Hope University 

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

10.6 lakhs

The University of Law

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

11 lakhs

University of East London 

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

11.2 lakhs

University of Bedfordshire 

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

11.3 lakhs

Edge Hill University

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

11.3 lakhs

Edinburgh Napier University 

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

11.7 lakhs

University of Wolverhampton 

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

14.4 lakhs

University of London

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

14.5 lakhs

University of Kent 

Bachelor’s of Law

3-4 years

14.8 lakhs

Cost of Living in the UK

Your lifestyle and choices determine the cost of living in the UK. International students can expect to pay between £1,215 and £1,715 per month. It includes all utilities such as accommodation, food, transport, stationery, recreational activities, etc.

The cost of living in the United Kingdom can vary based on various factors. Before we get into those details, here's a rundown of the living costs in the UK for Indian students and other international students.

Kind of Expenses

Amount in GBP


£500 - £700

Food & Groceries

£100 - £200


£30- £40

Household Bills

£40- £50


£40- £50


£200 -£300

Private apartments

£800 - £1000

Clothing and Leisure




Fees for Visa Application


Eligibility Criteria for LLB in the UK

One of the most important factors to consider for an international student studying in another country is eligibility standards. Although the qualifying standards vary depending on the institution and programme of study, the following are some of the common entrance criteria for most law colleges in the UK:

  • Students must possess a high school diploma or a certificate equivalent to 12 years of study.
  • The majority of pupils in England and Wales today pursue the academic route of GCSEs, followed by A-Levels.
  • The majority of UK law schools need at least a grade C or B, or a level 4 or above, in English, Math, and, in some circumstances, a subject such as foreign languages at GCSE.
  • The best UK law schools will need potential candidates to achieve at least three A-Levels with AAA or AAB marks and at least one A-Level in certain cases.
  • Students must be under the age of 18 or 17 to be eligible.
  • The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is largely necessary (if asked by the university).
  • A good English Language Proficiency Score is required for overseas students. The average cut-off marks for English Language Proficiencies:

Documents Required for Law course in the United Kingdom

  • A CAS is required(Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).
  • IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE certificates.
  • Passport photocopy
  • Purpose Statement
  • Recommendation letter
  • Proof of financial statement

Exams Required to LLB in the UK

Exam Name

Minimum Band Requirements


6.0 or 6.5








45 percent 

Cambridge Law Test

8-9 score

Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)

8-9 score

 LLB Scholarship in the UK

Here are several scholarships granted by the UK government and UK law schools to applicants wishing to study LLB in the UK:

Scholarship Name 



Amount in GBP

Chevening Scholarship

Provided by Government of the UK

Higher degree research (HDR) students


Commonwealth Master Scholarships

Provided by Government of the UK

Students with consistently high academic performance


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Provided by University of Cambridge

High academic performance

£500 – £2,000

LLB Scholarships

Provided by University of Birmingham

Academic merit and Financial hardship


Dickson Poon Undergraduate Law Scholarship Programme

Provided by King’s College London

High academic achiever


Law School Scholarships and Grants

Provided by University College London

High academic achiever

£1,000 -12,000

 Jobs Opportunities for LLB in the UK

An LLB from one of the UK's best law schools will open the door to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates will be prepared to enter legal professions such as solicitor or barrister. Still, they will also gain skills that will allow them to pursue several professions such as commerce, criminology, and academia. Graduates of an LLB must subsequently complete either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become solicitors or barristers. Students who complete the LLB in the UK will be eligible to work in the following job profiles in the UK:

Job Profile

Salary in GBP


£25,000 to £100,000


£39,375 to £100,000


£55,000 to £70,000

Legal Advisor

£65,000 to £100,000


£27,000 to £60,000


£29,000 to £80,000

Legal Analyst

£45,000 to £50,000

Legal Researcher

£27,000 to £60,000

Public Prosecutor

£33,000 to £80,000

 How to Apply for an LLB in the UK?

  • It is time to submit your application when you have successfully finished your documentation and created a sound financial plan to meet the overall cost of studying in the UK. You are strongly advised to double-check your application to ensure that everything is included.
  • International students can online apply for an LLB Hons degree in the United Kingdom. The online application can be completed using UCAS or another online application site. Most UK institutions accept applications via UCAS, a common online application platform.
  • At the same time, several colleges operate personal online application systems. Suppose this is the situation at your UK institution. In that case, you must visit their website and look for the "Online application" area.
  • There is normally an online application form to fill out, which includes entering basic personal information, uploading your documents, identifying the course you want to apply for, and selecting how to pay your tuition. Documents uploaded must be in PDF or JPG format. Contact AECC for further information. We have helped 50K+ international students realise their study abroad ambitions by connecting them with the correct study options at over 750+ top educational institutions.


Pursuing an LLB degree from the United Kingdom will help you launch a successful career. You have a myriad of course options to choose from and can work anywhere. So, check the material above and choose the finest specialisation and university. If you want more support, please contact AECC. This is all you need to know about pursuing a Bachelor's degree in law in the United Kingdom.




Frequently Asked Questions

Can Sri Lankan students pursue an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree in the UK?
Yes, Sri Lankan students have the opportunity to pursue an LLB degree in the UK. Many UK universities offer LLB programs to international students.
What are the typical entry requirements for Sri Lankan students interested in studying LLB in the UK?
The entry requirements for LLB programs in the UK may include academic qualifications equivalent to A-levels or other international qualifications. English language proficiency is also a key requirement, often demonstrated through IELTS or TOEFL scores.
How long does it take to complete an LLB degree in the UK, and what is the program structure?
LLB programs in the UK typically take three years for students with A-levels or equivalent qualifications. The program covers various areas of law and may include the study of legal systems in England and Wales
Can international LLB graduates from the UK practice law in Sri Lanka?
Graduates with an LLB degree from the UK can pursue further legal studies or seek admission to legal practice in Sri Lanka. The specific requirements for practicing law in Sri Lanka may vary.
What are the career opportunities for Sri Lankan students with an LLB degree from the UK?
Graduates with an LLB degree from the UK can explore various career paths, including legal practice, corporate law, government roles, advocacy, and legal consultancy, both in the UK and internationally.

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