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Scholarships and Bursaries

We’re committed to helping the brightest minds achieve their career ambitions, whatever their background. As part of our ongoing dedication to giving students every possible opportunity to succeed, we have over £2 million available across our large and generous scholarship fund to support you through your studies.

If you’re a high achiever with the drive to succeed, don’t let your circumstances or the cost of studying put you off. We may be able to help you achieve your dreams by providing support. Financial contributions are available for many of our courses, including some full-fee scholarships.

Our scholarships are awarded based on merit, need or a combination of the two. You will need to have received an offer for one of our courses and meet the entry criteria as set out for each of our scholarships below. For some of our scholarships, this may include having a household income of £25,000 or less, or meeting other criteria based on widening participation.

Here you can find information on the support that we offer, as well as submit your application to be considered for a scholarship or bursary.

Important Information
Please note that if you successfully pass the online assessment your application will be considered for all eligible awards. You do not need to apply again for a different scholarship or bursary. Successful applicants will only be eligible for one award.

Any queries about the scholarships and bursaries available should be directed to our scholarships team via scholarships@law.ac.uk.

Undergraduate Law courses

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies.

We offer these awards to undergraduate students who can demonstrate good academic credentials. Up to 25 awards of £1,000 or more are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate law courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of BBB at A-level (or equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 6 June 2020.

The Law First programme is designed to put the best prospects first. Its focus is to give opportunity to the most talented future lawyers.

We offer these awards to LLB students who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. 10 awards of £2,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for our LLB and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of ABB at A-level (or equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines
LLB courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 6 June 2020.

We are offering a full-fee award to a student wishing to study one of our undergraduate law courses, which is offered in partnership with Lawyer 2B, the Lawyer's student publication, providing information and advice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in law.

This award is for £9,250 towards course fees for one of our undergraduate law degrees starting in September 2020.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate law courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of AAB at A-level (or equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and be asked to submit an essay.

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 6 June 2020

The Law for All Bursary has been specifically created for the schools and colleges working in partnership with The University of Law. Up to 15 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate law courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Process
Apply via the scholarship and bursary application process.

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 6 June 2020.

Postgraduate Law courses

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies and entering the legal profession.

We offer these awards to all postgraduate law students (excluding sponsored students) who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Over 100 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in March 2020: Apply by 28 February 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in July 2020: Apply by 27 June 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 20 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 1 December 2020

We are offering three full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our postgraduate law courses, giving you the opportunity to choose law.

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree, or international equivalent.

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 1 December 2020

We are offering full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our postgraduate law courses, which have been endorsed by and named after two of our most illustrious alumni.

The Sadiq Khan and the Baroness Sayeeda Warsi Set for Success scholarships offer full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our postgraduate law courses.

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree, or international equivalent.

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines
Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020.

We are offering a number of awards to the brightest postgraduate law students starting our GDL, MA Law or LPC.

  • GDL or MA Law - 50 awards of £3,000
  • LPC - 50 awards of £5,000

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses.

To be eligible for the GDL or MA Law award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a Distinction at Masters level.

To be eligible for the LPC award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent), a Distinction at Masters level or a Distinction for the GDL.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 1 December 2020

We are offering over 150 awards worth £2,000 to students wishing to study our LPC, giving you the opportunity to succeed in a career in law.

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree, or international equivalent, and have received an offer for our LPC.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 1 December 2020

The Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme scholarship (DAS) could help you to finance your LPC and support you in preparing for a career as a solicitor. We are delighted to continue our support of this scheme which aims to make our LPC accessible to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from studying law.

What is the DAS?
The DAS is a scholarship for aspiring solicitors. The DAS award package includes:

  • An LPC scholarship: funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees.
  • Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help with queries relating to a future career in law.
  • Opportunities to gain work experience: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society.

Who should apply?
You will need to have received an offer for our full-time or part-time LPC starting September 2020.

Application criteria
You have to fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for the DAS. To check your eligibility, please visit The Law Society's website.

When do applications open?
Applications open on 17 February 2020.

The application form and guidance are available to download from The Law Society’s website.

Further information
If you would like to find out more about the DAS, then please:
Visit the DAS webpage: www.lawsociety.org.uk/das
Get in touch directly: diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk
Follow on Twitter: @LAWSOCDI

We are offering a number of BPC awards that could help you to finance your BPC and support you in preparing for a career as a barrister. The awards include:

  • Master / Mistress of Moots - 1 award of £4,500
  • Senior Scholars - 5 awards of £3,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (London) - 12 awards of £2,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (Outside of London) - 15 awards of £1,750
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement – 6 BPC Master of Laws LLMs at no extra cost (worth up to £3,000)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence – 33 awards of £500 and a copy of either The White Book or Blackstone’s, on request
  • Dean’s Award for Achievement – 33 copies of either The White Book or Blackstone’s, on request

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least an Upper Second Class degree or international equivalent.

Process
As part of your application process you will be invited to attend a selection event. Your performance at this event will be reviewed and the various awards will be decided by the BPC selection panel.

Application deadlines
To qualify for one of our BPC awards for BPC courses starting in July 2020 and September 2020, you must submit your application and complete our selection process before Monday 2 March 2020.

The final application deadline is dependent on selection events.

International law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys and The University of Law are offering a £5,000 scholarship to a student wishing to study our GDL, MA Law or LPC in September 2020.

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least an Upper Second Class degree or international equivalent.

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.
Only students who do not already have a training contract will be able to apply.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to take part in an interview process.

Application deadlines
Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 13 August 2020.

The Rice-Jones Scholarship is open to any individual studying at our Chester and Manchester campuses who can demonstrate academic promise, commitment to the legal profession and financial need. It is expected that entrants will have accepted a place to study a postgraduate law course, including but not limited to the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Practice Course (BPC) or MA Law. Applicants should be intending to enrol on the course in the academic year following the year in which the application is made.

Each award will be between £250 and £1,500 towards study expenses.

To be considered, applications must be received by Tuesday 1 May 2020. Interviews will take place during w/c 24 June 2020. Following your interview, you will know within two weeks if you have been successful. Any award would be made in respect of the 2020-21 academic year only.

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and return via email to jonathan.riley@michelmores.com or by post to Jonathan Riley, Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WR.

Rice-Jones Scholarship Application Form

Download the terms and conditions

The following websites contain information about financial awards that may assist you with funding your postgraduate studies:

For information about other ways to fund your course, visit our postgraduate funding page. You can also find helpful information on the following websites:

If you are an aspiring barrister, the Inns of Court offer scholarships and financial awards to GDL and BPC students. You can find helpful information on the following websites with details on what is available:

Business courses

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their studies.

We offer these awards to undergraduate and postgraduate business students who can demonstrate good academic credentials. Over 40 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for the undergraduate award, you must obtain a minimum of BBC at A-level (or equivalent).

To be eligible for the postgraduate award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Undergraduate Business courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 6 June 2020
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 20 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 1 December 2020
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in April 2021: Apply by 1 March 2021
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in July 2021: Apply by 1 June 2021

The Business for All Bursary has been specifically created for the schools and colleges working in partnership with The University of Law. 15 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate business courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Process
Apply via the scholarship and bursary application process.

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Business courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 6 June 2020.

This award offers £5,000* towards fees for one of our new business Master’s courses*.

All eligible students who apply to one of the relevant courses will automatically be shortlisted for consideration for this award.

*Please note that the award for the MSc Project Management course is £3,000.

Leaders in Global Accounting Award

This award offers a 15% discount off the fee of our MSc Global Accounting course.

All eligible students who apply to study our MSc Global Accounting will automatically be shortlisted for consideration for this award.

Register Your Interest in our Range of Scholarships and Bursaries

Read the Terms and Conditions for each of our scholarships and bursaries:
Terms and Conditions relevant for students studying after 1st Sept 2019