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Law

Join the only Russell Group university to offer the full range of academic and vocational courses in the field of law.

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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.

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Pro Bono

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

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Ranked first

Law at Cardiff University was ranked 1st in Wales (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

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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.

Vocational programmes

If you wish to become a solicitor or barrister, we offer all the main vocational training courses currently required for entry into the legal profession.

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.

Studying law at Cardiff is intellectually challenging, academically rigorous and personally rewarding

Study law if you want to understand the society in which you live, the major issues that shape the life of the nation and how this affects you.

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.
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