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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 degrees 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 Irish - LLB (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,149 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,480 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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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
    18,090 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Criminology and Law - BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,672 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Criminology with Law - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,175 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Law - BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,394 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in law in the UK

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    Law with Business - Cert HE University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,581 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,167 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November
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Pathway in law in the UK

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,167 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 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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    Child Care Law and Practice - MA Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Corporate Governance and Law/Grad.CG - LLM University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,681 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    International Aviation Regulation and Law - MSc Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,090 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 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
    Annual tuition fee
    18,437 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    International Business Law - LLM University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,615 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,222 GBP

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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Doctorate in law in the UK

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    Law - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,681 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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Diploma in law in the UK

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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
    10,411 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Law/CPE - GradDip Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,698 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in law in the UK

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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
    5,206 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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Pathway in law in the UK

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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
    16,002 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    June, September
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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
    28,526 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 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
    Annual tuition fee
    9,741 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,000 GBP

    Start date
    March, May
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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
    29,889 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,480 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
    Annual tuition fee
    32,603 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,430 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Student reviews for law in the UK

  • Clara Andre
    Portugal
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Buckinghamshire New University Law
    Tell us about studying law in the UK
    I have class all week in law which I have seminars and lectures, so each class I have, I have one lecture to introduce the topic for us and the seminar which is the practice, with tasks. All the tutors are always available to help us to clear the doubts and they care a lot if we are doing well, the tuition costs is good to check with uni, they will offer all the support to make clear all the explanations.