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Legal Studies degrees abroad

Legal studies degree programs are designed to give students a broad understanding of the law. You can use a legal studies qualification as a stepping stone to further studies, or to gain employment within areas like law, politics, or public affairs.

This is an ideal program for those with a keen interest in law, but are not sure which area they’d like to specialize in. You’ll develop legal, academic, and transferable skills and study national and international legal issues, legal systems, and the relationship between the media and the law.

Legal studies programs can differ widely between countries, so make sure you do your research before you apply. By studying abroad you’ll get to examine another country’s legal system up close, and get real experience of how the law works on an international scale. Not only that but studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to see the world, broaden your horizons and gain a world-class education.

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Legal Studies program structure

Legal studies programs are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In some countries, like the UK, you can only study legal studies as a certificate-level program as an undergraduate. These one-year programs are designed to prepare you for further law studies at the bachelor’s level or to pursue an entry-level career in a law-related role.

You can study legal studies as a BA, which will take up to four years to complete. In the USA, you can choose legal studies as your major concentration and study it alongside general studies and other subjects.

Master’s in legal studies, or closely related subjects, are more common and are often combined with other areas like accountancy, politics, psychology or business management. These programs can help you improve your employability, and give you a focussed understanding of how the law can impact specific areas.

Legal studies programs are predominantly taught through lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Law schools often invite prominent figures to give talks, and some programs will give you the opportunity to work on a relevant work placement.

The modules and topics covered in each legal studies program will vary by degree level and university. However, some of the subjects you can expect to cover include:

  • Philosophy of law
  • Law in context
  • National legal systems
  • Law, society and ethics
  • The administration of justice
  • Political science
  • International law

Legal Studies study abroad programs

Legal studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in legal studies

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    Applied Arts and Sciences: Legal Studies - BAAS Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,344 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies - BA (with foundation and placement) Brenau University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,000 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Legal Studies - BA University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,468 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,468 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Legal Studies - BSc Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Criminal Justice: Legal Studies - BSc Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,246 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,246 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Associate in legal studies

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    Legal Studies - AA/ASc Southern Utah University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,822 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,822 USD

    Start date
    May, January
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    Legal Studies/Paralegal - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Legal Studies: Social Science - AA Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Paralegal Studies - ASc Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Paralegal Studies
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    Paralegal Studies - AA Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Paralegal Studies

Diploma in legal studies

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    Paralegal - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,339 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,117 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Paralegal Studies - Dip MacEwan University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,671 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in legal studies

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    Paralegal - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Paralegal
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    Paralegal Studies - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Paralegal Studies
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    Paralegal Studies - 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
    Show program overview about Paralegal Studies

Legal studies graduate programs

Master's in legal studies

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    Legal Studies - MA Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,894 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,945 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Social and Legal Studies - MA University of Waterloo, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,333 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,392 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Social and Legal Studies - MA

Certificate in legal studies

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    Paralegal - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,659 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Paralegal

Future legal studies careers

Legal studies programs are often designed to prepare you for further studies in law, especially if you don’t already have the qualifications to start a bachelor’s degree program or enter law school. However, it can also give you the knowledge and transferable skills to take on a number of roles.

Some of the career paths you could pursue as a legal studies graduate include:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal administrator
  • Human resources officer
  • Lawyer/solicitor
  • Legal advisor
  • Legal secretary

If your aim is to become a lawyer, solicitor or barrister, you will need to complete several other courses to achieve your goal. The qualifications you will need will vary depending on the country you want to practice in, so find out exactly what you need before you apply.