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Study law in the UK

An in-depth guide to studying law in the UK as an international student

What types of law degree can you study in the UK?

What do law experts in UK say?

  • Dr Amy Elkington

    Dr Amy Elkington

    University of Chichester Senior Lecturer in Law
    Dr Amy Elkington says

    Law is a fascinating subject that is beneficial for those wanting a career in law, or for those who just have an interest in the subject and want to develop their analytical and reasoning skills. It is a subject highly viewed by employers and so can lead to a wide range of career opportunities.

    Students will have the opportunity to study various aspects of the English Legal System, whilst making comparisons to other jurisdictions. In addition, they will be able to study European Union Law, European Human Rights Law and International Law.

    The University of Chichester provides a supportive environment in which to study Law and gives students individualized assistance to reach their full potential. The campus is a diverse and vibrant community with friendly and approachable staff, who are always willing to help.

    A degree in Law is beneficial as it is accredited by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors' Regulatory Society, therefore, providing a professionally recognized degree. Furthermore, it gives students the opportunity to apply for, and undertake, a work placement in a related field to develop their employability and practical skills.

    A student who has studied a Law degree can go onto a number of careers including, becoming a legal professional, academia, working in the civil service, human resources officer, marketing executive, editor, mediator or management consultant.

Top law programs in the UK

What are the top law undergraduate programs in the UK?

Bachelor's in law in the UK

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    Law with French Law - LLB University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,700 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Law (Scots and English Dual Qualifying) - LLB University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Law (Scots) with German - BA University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Law (Eng/NI) - Accelerated, Graduate Entry - LLB (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Law with Criminology - LLB (Hons) (with placement) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,500 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Pathway in law in the UK

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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What are the top law graduate programs in the UK?

Master's in law in the UK

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    Healthcare Law and Ethics - LLM University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    30 months
    Tuition fees per year
    7,875 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Law - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,300 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Law and LegalTech - LLM University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    5,430 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    International Energy Law and Policy - LLM University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,950 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    International Banking and Finance Law - LLM University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,250 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in law in the UK

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    Law - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,150 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Marketing, Events and Law - PhD University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,200 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in law in the UK

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    Law/CPE - GradDip Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    12,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Pathway in law in the UK

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    Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Nottingham, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,480 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Glasgow, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,480 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Business and Law, Pre-Master's Program - PGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 GBP
    Start date
    June, September
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    Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Liverpool, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,620 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Business, Management and Law, Pre-Masters - PGP Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    5,506 GBP
    Start date
    -
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