Here's the BIG Picture
Upon completing the course, you will join a distinguished group of solicitors, barristers and judges around the world who began their careers by obtaining their law degree from the University of London. While it is an essential qualification for those of you who intend to pursue a career as a Barrister and Solicitor, the LLB (Hons) degree is also perfect if you do not wish to practice law as it gives you the critical knowledge and transferable skills to unlock a plethora of career opportunities across a wide range of professions.
Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia (LPQB), you may directly progress to the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in Malaysia or the Bar Professional Course (BPC) in the UK.
With this Course, You Will:
- Develop the ability to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law, legal theory, and procedure in domestic and international law contexts.
- Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to perform legal analysis, reasoning and problem solving competently, and learn to collaborate in a variety of legal settings and contexts.
- Develop vital communication skills including effective listening and critical reading, objective and persuasive writing, advocacy, as well as the ability to conduct in-depth research, both domestic and international.
Why choose University of London?
The University of London (UOL) is unique in its global reach with over 54,000 students in more than 180 countries. Over 600 exam centres worldwide and 70 plus institutions formally recognised to offer tuition for its programmes. Since 1858, UOL has enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. Its flexible and affordable study methods enable students to study wherever they live.
UOL alumni include Nobel Prize Winners, politicians, designers, engineers, poets, teachers, lawyers and leaders of businesses and industries. Its success is based on the University of London’s reputation for high academy standards, built by the outstanding teaching and research of its 18 Colleges.
How Do I Get In?
- 5 Credits in the SPM, IGCSE or equivalent (including English), AND
- Foundation in Law BAC, OR
- 2 A-Level Passes or 2 STPM Principals or equivalent, OR
- A recognised Diploma or Degree
* Trial Examinations/Forecast results are accepted.
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Legal Systems and Methods/Common Law
This core module introduces you to the operations of the English legal system, including classifications of law, the court structure, and the sources of law. You'll develop knowledge and understanding in this area, providing an understanding of why the English legal system is what it is today. You will be introduced to the techniques of interpreting statutes and legal cases and learn how to use legal sources to substantiate legal arguments.
This module focuses on the core features of the UK constitution, the institutions of government, their powers and functions. You'll be introduced to key constitutional principles, and the legal and political issues related to the operation of the British Constitution. You will critically analyse the doctrines and institutions of the constitution, the checks and balances within the institutions of the state and constitutional change over time.
This core module covers the general principles of criminal liability, a range of fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and selected offences against property. It also looks at attempts to commit offences, secondary liability and defences. You will develop the ability to explain and analyse criminal law and will be able to apply its principles to the facts of given scenarios.
This core module introduces you to the principles of contract in common law and equity, and helps you understand how these principles are applied to agreements. It covers core topics such as formation of contracts, capacity to contract and privity, performance and breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract.
This core module introduces you to the organising principles of tort law, such as damage, fault, and vicarious liability. You will explore the cause of action in a negligence claim, with particular emphasis on the duty of care concept. You will understand the principles of liability governing pure economic loss, psychiatric harm, and liability of public authorities.
This core module centres on the law governing ‘real’ property, also known as land law. You will learn about 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.
This elective module covers matters arising from the breakdown of family relationships, including divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, financial relief remedies, child maintenance, children, domestic abuse, and cohabitees.
This module explores the application of legal principles to particular commercial transactions and the practical issues involved. Commercial law is concerned with obligations between parties to commercial transactions and the relationship with rules of personal property. You will learn about 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.
European Union Law
This module covers the creation of the European Union and its larger role in integrating the different systems that are available in Europe. You will learn how the different types of systems within Europe are integrated to ensure uniformity/harmonization of laws and policies.
This elective module centres on the way the law regulates companies. It introduces you to the facilities that company law offers, such as limited liability and transferability of shares, as well as corresponding burdens such as duties of disclosure and compliance with statutory procedures.
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
This core module delves into jurisprudence - a branch of Legal Philosophy. It introduces you to the reasoning behind laws that have been passed, and the different schools of thought in the interpretation of laws. This subject investigates the history and development of law from a philosophical point of view.
Equity & Trust
This module deals with the rules and principles governing the creation and operation of trusts - a particular method of holding property that developed historically primarily to preserve family wealth, particularly by minimising liability to taxation. You will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of the modern law of trusts.
Law of Evidence
This elective module is highly relevant to daily legal practice. 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.
Conflict of Laws
Also known as private international law, this module introduces you to the body of rules applied by the English courts to cases with a foreign element, dealing with core issues of jurisdiction, substantive decision making and recognition of the laws of other jurisdictions.
Intellectual Property Law
This module covers an area of law that deals with the protection of creative materials/ideas, etc. You will learn about issues such as trademark, copyrights, etc. and discuss possible legal disputes that may arise in light of breach of creative content/materials.
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