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Why study with us

Law is a subject you can apply to every aspect of your life. We offer a range of programmes which provide you with an appreciation of domestic and international issues, will help stimulate a critical approach to current and proposed regulation, cultivate independent thinking and enable you to undertake in-depth research.


Pro Bono

Develop your legal skills working on real cases and helping members of the community with our various Pro Bono schemes.



92% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).


Research excellence

The majority of our activity was classed as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in 2014’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The academic staff are, by far, the most enjoyable aspect of my programme. Each lecturer combines their extensive experience and knowledge with a passion for teaching and learning. During my LLM, the lecturers have enthusiastically taught their subjects but also listened to our input and encouraged criticism and debate.
Annabella Ferrari LLM Shipping Law

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Pro Bono

Develop your skills in client care, legal research, writing and public speaking whilst working on real cases and helping members of the community via our range of Pro Bono schemes.

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Vocational programmes

If you wish to become a solicitor or barrister, we offer a range of vocational training courses for entry into the legal profession. We’re the only Russell Group university in the UK to offer the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) law conversion course (for non-law graduates), the Legal Practice Course (LPC) (for aspiring solicitors) and the Bar Training Course (BTC) (for prospective barristers).

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Our research opportunities

Join our vibrant research culture and become part of the next generation of legal scholars. We offer full and part-time PhD and MPhil opportunities with supervision across the following research clusters related to Law: Medicine, Healthcare and Society; Governance and Constitutionalism; Procedural Justice; and Regulation of Commercial Activity.

I am currently a Senior Legal Counsel and Vice President at an international asset manager based in Munich, specialising in international investment funds. I utilise the skills and knowledge I amassed on the BTC on an almost daily basis, even though I am not working as a barrister or indeed in litigation. The course taught me how to practise law, as opposed to theorise it - in other words, how to quickly and accurately research the applicable law and apply it to a particular case.
Nick Wolfe Bar Training Course

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.