• Why study at The University of Law?

    The University of Law is a world leader in legal education and training, producing the future lawyers that the legal profession wants to employ. With our unrivalled reputation for quality and a history going back over 100 years, we are one of the world’s leading professional law schools. 

    The facts speak for themselves:

    • The University of Law offers qualifications in English law for global legal careers

    • We have trained more lawyers in English law than any other law school

    • We work with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms, many of whom send their trainees and lawyers exclusively to us - we also have close links with a wide range of barristers’ chambers.

    • Our professional courses encourage you to think and act like a lawyer from day one.

    • Practical learning through dynamic teaching methods, including small group workshops, lectures and online learning

    • Our wide range of extra-curricular legal activities such as pro bono opportunities, external placements, mentoring and Legal Advice Centres - all designed to support your career aspirations

    • Nine fully-resourced modern law schools across the UK, offering a range of city and campus locations. All centres are close to thriving commercial hubs, leading law firms and transport links

    • All our centres provide a comfortable and stimulating learning environment for international students

    • Student life - our range of clubs and societies means that we offer our students the perfect balance of work and social activities, including country-specific societies at some of our centres, providing great networking opportunities for our international students

    • Highly-qualified tutors who all have extensive practice experience as solicitors, barristers or judges

    • Benefit from our global connections, and the ability to add an international focus to many of our courses

    • We recruit international students from the top five UK Universities across their postgraduate programmes

    • The University of Law’s first Chancellor, Fiona Woolf CBE, is one of the UK’s most respected corporate lawyers and the former Lord Mayor of the City of London.

    Studying law with The University of Law in the UK can therefore open up a world of career opportunities, whether with international law firms or for anyone aspiring to international legal practice around the globe.

    New for 2018 - Pre-Sessional English Language Programme

    We are now offering a seven or twelve week pre-sessional English course to undergraduate and postgraduate students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry into our LLB, GDL and MA Law courses.

    To find out more, please see our Pre-Sessional English Language Entry Requirements for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

    Use the buttons and links on this page to find out more about studying with us, and choose the course that’s right for you. 
    • Overseas students make up a vital part of The University of Law with over 100 nationalities studying at our eight centres throughout the UK. Following the recent EU referendum in the UK, we appreciate you may have some questions about studying in the UK. 

      I’m from the EU. Will I now need a visa to visit, study or work in the UK? 

      The immigration status of EU citizens is unlikely to change in immediate future, so your ability to visit, study or work in the UK will remain the same as it currently is. The process of the UK leaving the EU is managed under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. The treaty foresees a period of approximately 2 years, or possibly longer, for a country to negotiate its exit from the Union. Any changes to your visiting, work or study rights will not likely take effect until after the process is concluded. The UK has not formally started this process yet.

      I’m from the EU. Will there be any change in the application process and entry requirements?

      There will be no changes in the application process as a result of the referendum, nor will there be any changes to our course entry requirements. 

      I’m from the EU and currently studying at The University of Law. Will I now have to pay higher tuition fees? 

      EU students who are currently studying at The University of Law will see no change in their fee status for the duration of their course. Any fee change during your course will be as a result of a planned change by the University and not as a result of the referendum.

      I’m from the EU and am planning to start studying at The University of Law this year. Will I have to pay international fees now or in the future? 

      The University of Law has announced that students who enrol with us in either September 2016 or January 2017 will pay EU fees for the entire duration of their course. No decision has yet been made on fees for students who enrol from September 2017 onwards.

      I’m from the EU. Can I still get a loan to fund my studies? Will I get it in years 2 and 3?

      Student Finance England has also announced that EU nationals who are currently studying here, or who intend to start studying this autumn who are eligible to receive loans or grants from them will continue to receive these loans until the end of their course. Read the full text of their statement.

      I’m from the EU. Can I defer my offer to next year? 

      Students are indeed able to defer their offer. However no decision has yet been made on fees or student loans for EU students starting from September 2017 onwards.

      I’m from the EU. Will I still be able to open a bank account, register for a doctor or use the other NHS services?

      There is unlikely to be any immediate change in your ability to access any of these services. 

    • Benefits of studying English law

      In an increasingly globalised legal world, English law is the first choice for international business – more and more of the world’s most important legal issues are dealt with under its governance.

      An English law degree can be the basis for a legal career all over the world. Students from The University of Law have used their qualifications to further their careers in jurisdictions such as Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. This means, for many international students coming to The University of Law, they have a choice of where to continue their legal career, be that in the UK, in their home jurisdiction or elsewhere around the globe.

      International commerce is increasingly global - more and more often organisations are entering into large commercial arrangements outside their own countries. These commercial arrangements can (in many cases) be subject to whichever legal system the parties choose, regardless of where the actual contract takes place.

      English law is used to govern many of these international commercial arrangements - this due to a number of factors:

      • English law is seen as predictable and transparent;
      • the English court system is respected throughout the world; and
      • London is seen as the preferred seat for arbitration.

      These factors, added to others such as access to world-class legal advice and a legal system that is flexible and supports the needs of commerce, means that English law is the law that is chosen to govern many international commercial arrangements.

      As such English law is not only used in England and Wales but is used all over the world.  Indeed, some of the world’s largest law firms, such as Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters, have their headquarters in England (as well as numerous overseas offices) and will base much of their advice on English law.

      In addition, given the use of English law as the basis of many large transactions, commercial lawyers who are qualified to practise in their own jurisdictions also need to understand English legal concepts as the transactions they work on are increasingly subject (in whole or part) to English law.

      In essence, English law is one of the UK’s greatest exports. The study of English law is therefore not only essential for people wishing to practise in England and Wales, but also for individuals looking for an international legal career.

      Qualifying in English law can therefore be a major advantage for any lawyer with global aspirations. The University of Law is a world leader in legal education and training. With an unrivalled reputation for quality, we have a history going back over 100 years and have trained more lawyers in English law than any other law school. Studying law with us in the UK will open up a world of career opportunities, whether with international law firms or for anyone aspiring to international legal practice around the globe.

    • For law students and legal services providers across the globe, The University of Law is the leading international professional law school.

      For over 100 years, we have been helping lawyers achieve their professional ambitions and The University of Law is the destination of choice for current and future lawyers who want to maximise their career prospects...find out more

    • Our international influence and global reputation for excellence has won us many high profile connections in the world of law. These links offer an unrivalled network of partner organisations that benefits both The University of Law and everyone who studies with us…find out more
    • Our origins go back over 100 years, and we have an unmatched reputation for excellence, innovative learning methods, industry connections and commitment to legal services. We are the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education and have trained thousands of international students…find out more 
    • We will train you to be a lawyer, not a legal academic. We know what it takes to succeed on the constantly changing global legal stage. Everything we do is geared to teaching the law in a professional, practical context, so that you can learn how the law is applied in the real world and develop the right professional skills to think and act like a modern global lawyer… find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate learning methods

    • Our Careers and Employability Service brings together the expertise of The University of Law's Careers and Pro Bono departments, to give you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career...find out more
    • Our faculty has unrivalled experience of training students for legal careers. We employ more than 220 tutors across our eight centres who deliver our postgraduate and professional development training. All have substantial experience of working in practice – whether this is as a solicitor or barrister. Many combine their teaching work at The University of Law with continuing work with law firms or as in-house lawyers…find out more about our tutors
    • Moving to a new country to study is a big decision, so we do all we can to help you settle in.

      Find out more about the support and services The University of Law offers international students, as well as useful information on student life in the UK.

    • We guarantee an offer of accommodation to all first year LLB students who have accepted their offer of a place and have made us their firm choice by the relevant deadline....follow the link and select the relevant centre to find out more. We have also developed some useful information for international students on Studentpad, our accommodation portal. Click here for further details.

  • Our courses

    • LLB (Hons) Law (three years)

      LLB (Hons) Law - Accelerated (two years)

    • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

      Master of Arts in Law (MA Law)

      Legal Practice Course (LPC)

      Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

    • We welcome a range of international qualifications for our law degrees and postgraduate courses, please follow the link below to find out more.

      Entry requirements for international students

  • Many of our prospective and current international clients continue to transact their major deals under English law

    Matt Fairclough, Partner, Clifford Chance, Hong Kong