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All You Need to Know About The University of Law, United Kingdom

The University of Law is a world leader in legal and business education dating back to 1876. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in law and business, as well as an extensive selection of post qualification law and professional development courses.

Whether your ambition is to work as a lawyer or in another industry, studying at The University of Law will ensure you’ll get the best possible start to your career.

We have students from over 120 different nationalities who contribute to a thriving international community throughout our campuses.

Why you should choose The University of Law

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context with plenty of practical, interactive engagement. That’s why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

Innovation and Contemporary Teaching Practices

All of our courses – from our undergraduate law degrees to our diverse range of postgraduate courses and professional development programmes – are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach that’s proven to deliver self-reliant lawyers who can compete in the fast-changing world of legal services. With a focus on developing skills in problem-solving, weighing up arguments, critical thinking, and commercial awareness, our courses are designed to prepare you for the real-life challenges of the working world.

Understanding of the Law

The University of Law is an internationally recognised expert in the field of law. Rather than focusing on academic research, our aim is to be thought leaders in the issues that matter to the legal profession and the next generation of practising lawyers. Our courses take an in-depth look into key areas of the law and provide a broader overview of the legal system to better contextualise what’s being learned.

The Most Experienced Tutors

Over 250 of our tutors are qualified lawyers, many still in practice, and all have extensive practical experience which they are able to pass on to our students. We facilitate this process with high levels of student-to-tutor contact time and small class sizes – one of the reasons that many law firms insist their trainees study with us.

International student support

Moving to a new country to study is a big decision, so we do all we can to help you settle in. Our Student Support Services team can advise you on everything from getting a UK bank account or a mobile phone, to finding accommodation.

There are also a range of clubs and societies at our University of Law campus which will help you make friends, settle in and feel at home.

The University of Law has a dedicated international visa office, which can provide professional support and advice on matters relating to international student visas.

The following tabs provide some useful information on student life in the UK, our facilities and the support available for international students.

Undergraduate Degrees


At The University of Law, we believe our undergraduate students should understand how the law, business, criminology and policing are applied in a real-world context, as well as being challenged academically.

We have always been confident in our teaching and the results we consistently achieve for our students. The University of Law was recently awarded a Gold ranking in the Government led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a fantastic endorsement in our belief that we really do set our students up for success.

In addition, the University is ranked in the top 10 for student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey and 92% of full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.

Postgraduate Law Courses


Our innovative postgraduate law courses are designed and taught by lawyers with real commercial experience and have a strong emphasis on building the practical skills that employers are looking for. We offer flexibility to suit your needs: choose to study on campus or online with a choice of full-time and part-time options.

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
The conversion course for non-law graduates wanting to become a successful solicitor or barrister.

MA Law
Take your career to law and beyond with our MA Law, designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level.

New MAs – starting from September 2019
Our MAs from our new Master’s in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Legal Practice Course (LPC)
For students with a GDL or law degree, our LPC is the best preparation to practise as a solicitor, with the skills to succeed in business.

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
For students with a GDL or law degree, our BPTC now includes the option to qualify with an additional Master of Laws (BPTC LLM) to help you secure pupillage and prepare you for life as a barrister.

New LLMs – Starting from September 2019
Our LLMs from our new Master’s in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

LLM Legal Practice Programmes
Master English Law and progress your career with our face-to-face LLMs Legal Practice Programmes. Choose from three specialisms: Commercial Law, Conflict Resolution and Intellectual Property. LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) is also available in collaboration with Webster Vienna Private University.

Online LLM Programmes
Designed for law graduates and qualified lawyers, our LLMs will broaden your career horizons and enhance your legal skills in a specialised practice area: LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) and LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property).

MSc or PGDip in Legal Technology
Our MSc and PGDip in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of this exciting and often disruptive technology in a legal context and the regulation which is being formed around it.

Online MSc Programmes
Building on expertise gained from the International Compliance Association (ICA) Professional Postgraduate Diploma, or the STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, develop your international legal and compliance, legal and financial crime compliance, or private wealth advice knowledge with our career enhancing Masters qualifications.