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Why study with us

Law is a subject which you can apply to every aspect of your life: the receipt in your pocket, your contract of employment, your rights as a homeowner or tenant, your grandparent’s care in a residential home, and the policies shaped and handed down by government are all examples of how law plays a part within our lives.


Pro bono

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



96% of 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 (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020/21)


Award winning

Our Law society won the ‘Best at Engagement’ accolade at 2020’s LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards.


Entry year

Law (LLB)

Full time, 3 years

Our flagship Law programme offers a range of modules on Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, Media Law and Family Law and provides you with opportunities to apply for paralegal placements and pro bono activities.

Law and Criminology (LLB)

Full time, 3 years

Your Law modules will examine the system of rules used by a country or state to regulate its inhabitants whilst your Criminology modules will focus on on criminalisation, victimisation and social responses to crime and disorder.

Law and Politics (LLB)

Full time, 3 years

Law and Politics have a huge impact on our lives whatever our age, ethnicity, and social background. This programme allows you to combine these fascinating topics within the interdisciplinary environment of the School of Law and Politics.

Law and Welsh (LLB)

Full time, 3 years

The ability to work professionally through the medium of Welsh is an increasingly sought-after skill in contemporary Wales. Gain a comprehensive grounding in English and Welsh Law and develop an academic and practical understanding of Welsh language,

Our talks and videos

Studying law at Cardiff University

Professor Nicolas Ryder explores the multifaceted topic of law and how, without us really noticing, it permeates most aspects of our lives. Professor Ryder talks about studying law at Cardiff University and how our offering differs from other universities via the choices, pro bono opportunities, and extra-curricular activities we provide you.

What our students say

Hear from Ollie about his time at the School of Law and Politics. Ollie studied both his undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes with us.

Discover more about the Cardiff University Innocence Project run by the Pro Bono Unit

Hear from law student Kyprianos, talking about what it's like to be part of the Cardiff University Innocence Project.

The main highlight of my course has been gaining an understanding of how law plays such an integral role in everyday life. I have wanted to be a solicitor since the age of 15 and the course has been instrumental in helping me to develop the skills needed to achieve my goals. Although the course has been intellectually challenging, I have enjoyed seeing personal growth and an increase in my self-confidence.
Chloe Daley Law LLB

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Beyond the classroom

We offer a range of opportunities that will help you stand out in a competitive employment market.

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Pro bono

We give you a head start in your legal career via our Pro Bono Unit. You can develop your skills in client care, legal research, writing and public speaking whilst working on real cases and helping members of the community.

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Where you will study

We are situated at the heart of Wales’ capital city in the civic and legal centre, close to the town centre and transport links.

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Student support

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

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Living costs

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Next steps


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