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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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Employability

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).

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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).

Courses

Bar Training Course (LLM)

Full time

We’ve delivered high quality training for the Bar since 1997, strongly supported by the local employed Bar, the independent Bar and the Judiciary.

Bar Training Course (PgDip)

Full time

We’ve delivered high quality training for the Bar since 1997, strongly supported by the local employed Bar, the independent Bar and the Judiciary.

Canon Law (LLM)

Part time distance learning

Develop your knowledge of Ecclesiastical Law on the first postgraduate programme of its kind in the UK.

Governance and Devolution (LLM)

Full time

Develop your knowledge of the UK’s structural and constitutional arrangements.

Graduate Diploma in Law (Graduate Diploma)

Full time

A conversion course to Law for graduates from other disciplines.

Human Rights Law (LLM)

Full time

Develop your knowledge and expertise in the theory and legal rules of international and domestic human rights laws.

Intellectual Property Law (LLM)

Full time

Gain knowledge in an area of law which is central to government and international policy making.

International Commercial Law (LLM)

Full time

Study commercial law from an international perspective and equip yourself for a variety of careers.

Law (LLM)

Full time

Study a programme designed to give you the greatest flexibility to pursue advanced legal study in any area that you wish.

Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (LLM)

Part time blended learning

In recent years, the law relating to medicine and healthcare has become increasingly complex. This has significant consequences for medical practices and questions of legal liability and compensation. This programme aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to the practice and administration of healthcare.

Legal Practice Course (LLM)

Full time, Part time

Acquire the skills, knowledge and attitude to prepare you for the start of a legal training contract.

Legal Practice (PgDip)

Full time, Part time

Acquire the skills, knowledge and attitude to prepare you for the start of a legal training contract.

Shipping Law (LLM)

Full time

Develop your knowledge in a major area of law involving ship and cargo owners, operators, banks and insurers, as well as governments and international organisations.

Social Care Law (LLM)

Full time

A comprehensive programme that will develop your understanding of core elements of adult and child social care law, policy and practice in England and Wales.

Social Science Research Methods (Social-Legal) (Law) (MSc)

Full time, Part time

Advanced training in research methods preparing you for PhD study.

Social Science Research Methods (Social-Legal) (Law) (PgDip)

Full time, Part time

Advanced training in research methods preparing you for PhD study.

Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Politics and International Relations research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

Law (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Law and Politics offers opportunities for both full and part-time study leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD in Law across a range of research areas.

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. These include 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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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.