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Study law abroad

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Law degrees abroad

Law degrees are sought after by many international students with a legal career in mind. The completion of a law degree abroad doesn’t certify you to work in the legal profession, however it’s a great first step towards it.

If you want to qualify as a lawyer in a specific country, it is important to research the exact steps you need to take as the process varies.

Law program structure

In the US and Canada you must hold a bachelor’s degree before going on to study a postgraduate degree specifically in law, at Juris Doctor (J.D) degree level.

A bachelor’s degree in law will take you around three years to complete, which is the same as a liberal arts degree in the US.

A law master’s will then take an additional year to complete following a bachelor’s. However to study for a J.D in the USA will take as long as three years.

Types of law degrees

Across Europe, master’s (LLM) and bachelor’s (LLB) focusing on European Law are available at many universities. This focus on law is then relevant in member states of the EU.

Why study law abroad

A law degree shows a student’s ability to think critically, research, debate, and analyze. It also enables students to study a wide range of social science and humanity issues in one degree.

There are some added reasons to study law that come from the decision to study abroad:

  • Undergraduate law degrees

    Not all countries offer law degrees at a bachelor’s level

  • Shorter degrees

    Some countries, such as the UK, offer a bachelor’s of law (LLB) in as little as three years

  • Improve your English

    widen your career opportunities by improving your skills in one of the most widely spoken languages

Where to study law abroad

For many overseas students, the decision of where to study is led in part by their career goals. If you want to study for a degree in law simply because it interests you, then an undergraduate level may be all you want. However, if you are more career led you’ll have to consider the exact steps for achieving your goals.

Best countries to study law

Many English speaking countries are considered the best to study law in, because they have a long history based around UK ‘common law’. It provides an internationally renowned basis for a career in law relevant to many countries and areas.

Best universities to study law

There are particular universities around the world that are highly regarded for their law teaching. These universities usually have higher entry requirements and can be difficult to get into.

For Canada and the USA, law schools are the best option for studying for your J.D. The schools may be independent, or part of a larger university. They will often be accredited by an official law body, with specialist teaching staff and researchers.

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Law study abroad programs

Undergraduate and postgraduate level law degrees can be studied as a country-specific program, or many universities now offer international law programs. At all levels of study you can specialize in certain areas or types of law.

Common types of law to study include:

  • Environmental law
  • Business law
  • Criminal law
  • Family law

Law undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in law

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    Law with Irish - LLB (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,094 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Anthropology: Accelerated Law - Integrated BA/JD Troy University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,624 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,624 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Business Administration: Law and Public Policy - BBA Gonzaga University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    48,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 48,990 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Business and Law - BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,309 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Law - LLB (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,383 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law

Associate in law

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    Conservation Law Enforcement - ASc Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,870 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Law (Pre-Professional) - AAOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Law Enforcement - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Law Enforcement
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    Law Enforcement - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Law Enforcement
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    Law Enforcement - ASc Contra Costa College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,380 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,380 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Law Enforcement

Diploma in law

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    Justice Studies: Law Enforcement - Dip Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,361 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,966 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Law Clerk (Owen Sound Campus) - Dip (with placement) Georgian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    26 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,007 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law Clerk (Owen Sound Campus)
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    Law Clerk - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,491 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    January
    Show program overview about Law Clerk
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    Law Enforcement Studies - UGDip Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,557 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Law Enforcement Studies

Certificate in law

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    Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Training Academy - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Law - Cert HE University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    7,434 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,167 GBP

    Start date
    April, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March
    Show program overview about Law

Pathway in law

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    Law with International Business (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,103 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Law with International Business (Foundation)

Law graduate programs

Master's in law

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    Law and Society - LLM Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,251 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law and Society
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    Corporate and Financial Law - MSc Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,168 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,850 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Law - LLM University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law
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    European Law and Policy - MA (with foundation) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    16,241 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about European Law and Policy
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    Forensic Science and Law - Integrated BS/BA/MSc Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    45,376 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 45,376 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Forensic Science and Law

Doctorate in law

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    Anthropology: Accelerated Law - Integrated BA/JD Troy University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,624 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,624 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Anthropology: Accelerated Law
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    Law - Dual JD/MBA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,320 USD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law
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    Law - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,922 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Law
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    Law - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

    Start date
    June, September, February
    Show program overview about Law
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    Law - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Law

Diploma in law

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    International Business Law - PGDip University of Liverpool, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,147 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,100 GBP

    Start date
    May, October, January
    Show program overview about International Business Law
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    International Business Law - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,019 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    April, July, October, January
    Show program overview about International Business Law
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    Law Clerk - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,871 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,922 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Law Clerk
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    Law Clerk - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,325 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Law Clerk
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    Law/CPE - GradDip Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,465 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 GBP

    Start date
    January
    Show program overview about Law/CPE

Certificate in law

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    Emerging Technologies and Law - PGCert RMIT University, Australia
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,632 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,360 AUD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Emerging Technologies and Law
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    International Business Law - PGCert University of Liverpool, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,147 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,100 GBP

    Start date
    May, October, January
    Show program overview about International Business Law
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    International Business Law - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,509 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    April, July, October, January
    Show program overview about International Business Law

Pathway in law

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    Business and Law, Pre-Master's Program - PGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,862 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    May, September
    Show program overview about Business and Law, Pre-Master's Program
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    Business with Law, Pre-Master's - PGP University of York, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,711 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Business with Law, Pre-Master's
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    Business, Management and Law, Pre-Masters - PGP Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,558 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,100 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Business, Management and Law, Pre-Masters
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    Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Glasgow, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    28,243 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,430 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s
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    Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Nottingham, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,893 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,480 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s

Entry requirements to study law abroad

In some countries such as the UK, New Zealand and Australia, you can begin studying law straight after the end of secondary education, and this applies for study abroad students too. As it is a popular and demanding subject, academic entry requirements can be high.

The US and Canada don’t offer law programs at an undergraduate level unlike other English speaking countries. In the US and Canada all students are required to hold a bachelor’s degree before entry to law school to gain a J.D. degree. Your bachelor’s or major for applying to law school can usually be in any subject that interests you, but some subjects such a philosophy or history are more closely linked to law than others.

Future law careers

The UK offers one of the shortest paths to becoming a lawyer. Your undergraduate degree in law (LLB) will typically take three years, followed by a one year Legal Practice Course. You can then apply for a training contract with a law firm. This last stage of your training is typically two years.

Other careers that may stem from studying law include:

  • Paralegal
  • Barrister
  • Detective

Having legal knowledge can also benefit a range of other career areas, including:

  • Human resources
  • Compliance
  • Police
  • Business
  • Property