"The only LLB programme taught in English in Dubai"
The LLB (Hons) Programme is offered at Middlesex University campuses in Hendon, Mauritius and Dubai. Throughout this programme, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to follow a career in law. A career in law offers determined graduates excellent salary prospects and fast progression.
The LLB degree satisfies the requirements of the UK professional bodies, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, to enable graduates to proceed to the professional exams, Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, if they wish to do so.
The LLB Programme offered in Middlesex University Dubai was launched in September 2014 and is the only face-to-face British Qualifying Law Degree currently offered in the UAE.
Why study LLB Honours
Our tutors are leaders in their field and bring a wealth of international experience, challenging you to think beyond the textbook. Our outstanding academic reputation across International, European and Human Rights Law places our students at the heart of legal research innovation.
Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English Law, you will gain the legal skills and academic grounding to embark on the next stage of training. A Law degree is also an excellent platform for entering related professions.
Course Fees : AED 150,000
Students develop knowledge of all aspects of law at lectures, seminars and workshops and supplement this with their own independent study. Lectures may be interactive and are designed to stimulate thinking and facilitate understanding. Seminars are small group discussions which students will need to prepare for in advance. Suring seminars students learn to analyse legal principles and apply them to practical situations, assess competing arguments and choose between alternative approaches. Workshops are used to enhance a range of skills and focus on specific areas of expertise. Group work and moots (pretend courts) will hone students’ verbal arguing and presentation skills.
The programme will also teach students to engage in legal research, and to review information from academic sources, journals and electronic resources. As they progress, students will have the opportunity to do their own research into an aspect of law which the course has not covered. The programme also includes careers events and talks by guest speakers from the legal profession.
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Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16, 17, 04 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions might be scheduled over weekends or holiday periods and students can expect to receive plenty of notice for these. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.
Students are actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of the programme. Such active approaches aim to put students at the centre of their learning so they are involved and engaged in all aspects of assessment and learning. The programme will require active participation in learning activities and engagement with fellow students both individually and collaboratively, as well as working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.
Learning is also supported by technology. Tutors are increasingly using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage students in e-learning activities. The programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which could allow students flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which they can engage and learn with their peers.
Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods students may take part in online discussions and learning activities. By engaging with e- learning students are also developing skills which are essential for their learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.
We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:
Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)* (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
British National Curriculum (GCSE): We normally make offers on 320 UCAS tariff points,2 academic subjects at A-Level with grade “C” or above along with at least 5 subjects at O-Levels, anything below 160 UCAS tariff points will not be considered.
UCAS tariff points are calculated as follows:
A-level grades UCAS tariff points
Note: A* grades were introduced to GCE A-level achievement from 2010. Some A-level subjects are not accepted towards undergraduate programmes.
Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards may be considered: minimum grade of 65% for LLB (Hons) overall
International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with 30 points for LLB (Hons) overall
Pakistani National Curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university/college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
BTEC Level 3 qualification may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme
Note: *International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes
This list shows only a selection of qualifications and if your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to advise you further.
All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:
Minimum score required for Undergraduate : 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:
The LL.B Programme offered at Middlesex University Dubai is accredited and recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) of England and Wales.
The School of Law teaching team, in cooperation with the University’s Careers and Employability Centre, has developed and is gradually expanding a network of partners in the legal profession in Dubai, with the aim to facilitate students in acquiring internship and career opportunities. Furthermore, employability support workshops are offered on Campus, at module and/or programme level, to develop and enhance the employability skills and of students and graduates.
The common career route for LLB graduates is that of a solicitor or barrister, but there are many related sectors where a Law degree is also highly desired. These include: business (including Human Resources, Tax and Insurance), charity, management or administration. Careers you might pursue include: Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive, Paralegal, community advisory work, or in-house legal departments.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
Solicitor: As a solicitor you will provide legal advice and assistance that covers any issue arising in private or business life for a variety of clients, from private individuals to large companies. You will represent clients in the lower courts and, with specialist training, in the higher courts. Qualified solicitors have a variety of career options and can choose to work in a private practice (in a firm of solicitors), within a business or organisation, in local or national government, or in the court services.
Barrister: Barristers are specialists offering advocacy and advice on legal matters and points of law and plead cases on behalf of their clients. There are a wide range of specialist areas including criminal law, chancery law and civil law of which not all appear in court. Most barristers work from Chambers and are self-employed. An increasing number of employed barristers work in private and public organisations.
Legal executive: A legal executive does similar work to that of a solicitor but performs a more limited range of work often specialising in a particular branch of the law, for example conveyancing, wills and probate.
Paralegal: As a paralegal, you will provide administrative and legal assistance for a firm of solicitors. Your duties will range from clerical work, to similar duties that would be undertaken by a trainee solicitor.
Community advisory work: If you are interested in the 'welfare' side of law, you could consider social and probation work, welfare advice and housing management. At a professional level, these careers require relevant experience and further training and qualifications. Considerable voluntary work experience is usually a pre-requisite for entry.
In-house Legal Departments: In-house legal work requires you to specifically work on the legal aspects of your company (your employer). Areas of law that you will encounter will depend upon the legal issues arising within that company, ranging from routine contractual duties to dealing with external solicitors.
LLB Honors in Middlesex University, Dubai is a challenging and intellectually stimulating programme. It changes pre-conceived notions that law is a theoretical based discipline as even though the course content is delivered through lectures, it is followed up with debates, discussions, presentations or moot which hones our research and oral advocacy skills. This kind of student participation enriches us with a skill set which would be essential to face the corporate world
Arshiya Munir M00513474
LLB student Dubai
The opportunity to study LLB Honours in Dubai is unparalleled within the region. It is a privilege and has opened up many pathways to us to pursue a legal career in both the UK and the Middle East. The course is mind-stimulating and provides us with the core foundation of legal knowledge as well as allowing us to practice essential legal skills required within the profession.
Edward Armitage M00515328 and Alia El-Abiary M00471397
LLB students Dubai