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Law Senior Status

Entry Year: 2025

Key information

LLB (Hons)
2 years
September 2025
UCAS code
Institution code
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements (including contextual admissions)
Home fees
Overseas fees
Fees for 2025 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2024-25 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2025-26 have not yet been set.


Already have a university degree? Want to add an LLB to your CV? Study our accelerated version of our Law LLB programme.

Start a career in law without spending another three years studying. We’ve designed this two-year programme for students who have a degree in a different area but want to change direction. It’s also a great option if you studied law outside the UK and didn’t cover core UK law modules.

Queen Mary is home to the Legal Advice Centre, as well as being a hub for experienced practitioners, researchers and honorary King's Counsel members. We even have a podcast ReImagineLAW” that demystifies different areas of legal practice.

You can connect with legal experts from major City firms such as Reed Smith, BCLP and Mishcon de Reya, as well as practices focusing on social justice and charities, including Z2K. We also work with in-house legal teams of major corporations such as CHANEL.

Supporting your success 

Just like our standard LLB programme, you’ll start with the basics like Acts of Parliament and EU legislation, as well as mastering the skills you need to understand legal documents. Then you’ll pick from a range of specialist fields such as criminology, intellectual property or medical negligence. 

Worried about returning to education? As well as support from our teaching team, you’ll have access to the student-led Senior Status Society, which offers support with coursework and organises events exclusively for Senior Status students. So, make your ambition a reality and start your journey into law with us.


Year 1

  • Public Law
  • Land Law
  • Contract Law I: Formation and Vitiation
  • Contract Law II: Terms, Breach and Remedies
  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2


  • Equity and Trusts
  • Tort Law

Plus full or half modules totalling 2.5 full modules from the list below. You can also choose to write a dissertation on a legal topic of your choice as an alternative to a taught module.

Full modules

  • Family Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Criminology
  • Competition Law
  • The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment
  • Law Review
  • Health Law
  • Principles of Revenue Law
  • Medical Negligence Law
  • Law Modernity and the Holocaust
  • Public Legal Education and Community Street Law
  • Media Law
  • Dissertation
  • Company Law
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Law and Pharmacology
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Class Actions and Practice

Half modules

  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Advanced United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Law, Knowledge, Power
  • Equality and the Law
  • Democracy and Justice
  • Law, Justice and Ethics
  • Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Global Criminology: Global Crime, Punishment and Justice
  • Chinese Law and Institutions
  • Global Law and Governance
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Law in Asia
  • The Art of Law
  • Law Stories
  • Animal Rights
  • Climate JusticeCorporate Insolvency Law
  • Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related Rights
  • Intellectual Property - Industrial Property
  • Law of Digital Markets
  • Protecting Personal Privacy
  • Children and the Law
  • From Crime Scene to Court

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


What I think Queen Mary does best with law is ensuring students understand the fundamental principles, before then moving onto much more complicated concepts. Through my programme, I have been lucky enough to learn more about different areas of law, as well as challenge my views and/or preconceptions of the legal world.

Joan, Senior Status LLB


Teaching and learning

Senior Status students receive approximately 15 hours of contact time per week. For each module there is usually a two-hour lecture supplemented by a one-hour weekly or fortnightly small-group tutorial.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll need to complete a significant number of independent study hours. This time is spent reading, preparing for formal study sessions, working on projects and revising for exams.

A new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) was introduced in September 2021. Anyone wishing to qualify as a solicitor is likely to have to take this centrally assessed SQE. Queen Mary is dedicated to ensuring that students are equipped with the legal foundation required to undertake the SQE and any other post LLB bar qualification internationally.


Assessment typically includes written exams, oral presentations, midterm essays and coursework.

In the final year of all our law programmes, students have the option to research and write a dissertation on a legal topic in place of a taught module.

Resources and facilities

The School of Law offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • the Law Library service, home to state-of-the-art library resources and e-learning facilities
  • the School’s award-winning Legal Advice Centre (LAC), giving you the opportunity to work alongside trained solicitors and advise members of the public on real issues
  • Student Support Officers who are dedicated to providing you with pastoral support and advice, both in your academic and mental well-being.

Entry requirements


2:1 honours degree or equivalent.

Must include
There is no set subject requirement, but traditional academic subjects are preferred.

This programme is designed for non-law graduates. If you have previously studied law modules at degree level - particuarly the Foundation elements of English law - you may not be eligible for this programme. Contact for guidance. 

Non-UK students

International equivalent to a UK 2:1 honours degree. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.


Loans and grants

You will not be eligible for student loans or grants from the UK government towards tuition fees or living costs, as students on this programme must already have an undergraduate degree. You will need an alternative source of funding to cover these costs – read our guide on ways to fund your studies.

It is possible to pay your tuition fees in installments. Find out more about fees and funding.

Scholarships and bursaries

The School of Law offers a £1,000 per year bursary for Senior Status students. You can apply for this bursary once you have enrolled.

Financial help

Get specialist support on financial and welfare issues from our Advice and Counselling Service as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Access our full range of student advice guides, including finance.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.


A degree from the School of Law opens up an enormous pool of roles for our graduates. Many apply their degree knowledge directly, entering legal roles such as barrister, solicitor, paralegal and legal adviser. Others use the broad range of skills gained during study in other sectors, such as public administration and business.

Recent graduates from the School of Law have been hired by:

  • Arcadis LLP
  • Chambers and Partners
  • Deloitte
  • Dentons
  • House of Commons
  • Macfarlanes LLP.

Career support

During your time at the School of Law you will have access to a bespoke careers programme, including:

  • one-on-one appointments throughout the year with a dedicated careers adviser
  • workshops and events to help you identify your career options, train you in recruitment and selection methods and provide you with networking opportunities
  • an opportunity to apply for a six-week mentoring scheme with a leading law firm
  • over 120 employer-led events per year, from seminars to large fairs, which host major legal employers on campus including Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Macfarlanes, Linklaters, Herbert Smith Freehills, Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

About the School

Law is taught to the highest of standards at Queen Mary. The School of Law was ranked 7th in the UK and 32nd in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, and 10th in the UK and 50th in world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 by subject.

Located on the doorstep of London’s legal district, we have links with major law firms and frequently host visiting lecturers at the forefront of legal practice in the City. Our academics are some of the UK’s top legal minds, including a number of QCs, who advise high-profile international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the British Parliament and foreign governments.

The School is home to the Legal Advice Centre (LAC), through which students work alongside solicitors to offer free legal advice to the local community.

We have a lively and engaged student body, who run several law-based societies.

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School of Law

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3924

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