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LLB (Hons) Open Learning 

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4-6 years part time, via distance learning

Business and Law
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

Northumbria has over 30 years’ experience of teaching the LLB (Hons) on a flexible basis.

For detailed information about this programme including careers support, student experiences and our legal webcasts click here.  Read on for basic course information.


The LLB (Hons) Open Learning programme is a 4-6 year degree programme which is studied at a distance. There is no attendance requirement for the programme therefore it is ideal for those who are unable to study at the University.  The programme is designed to provide students with a Qualifying Law Degree that gives exemption from the academic stage of legal education to become a solicitor or barrister. Upon completion of the degree, students may apply to join the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which are the vocational training courses that must be undertaken to become a solicitor or barrister.  

Learning is developed through study materials delivered over the internet. Each module has a set of materials, a study schedule and answer guidance available on its own website (an eLearning Portal site). PowerPoint presentations, notes, updates and useful assessment guidance are also posted on the module sites. Our most recent innovation in our distance learning LLB degree, is teaching through the use of webcasts. The webcasts are short videos which explore essential legal aspects of a particular legal subject, and students are able to use them to navigate through a series of written and recorded materials, with access to linked documentation and other related materials. The webcasts are available for the eight core modules on the Open Learning programme. Students will also have access to legal databases which allows them to read primary legal sources such as legislation and case law, as well as secondary legal sources such as journal articles and commentaries.   


The Law School is aware of a number of colleges in the UK (mainly London) offering support programmes for students studying for our LLB Open Learning and LLM Distance Learning degrees. These programmes of study have been designed as distance and open learning programmes with no attendance requirements therefore allowing students the opportunity to study for these awards from anywhere in the world. Increasingly, we are receiving enquiries in relation to “links” with these Colleges. The Law School at Northumbria University does not operate any form of accreditation or validation scheme and has no collaboration, franchising, affiliation or similar type of agreement with any of these Colleges. Northumbria University is not the awarding body for any of these Colleges. If you require any clarification about this please contact the administration team on 0191 227 4494 or email


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