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The University of Law

About The University of Law

The University of Law (ULaw) have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

The University of Law is one of the longest-established specialist providers of legal education and business training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, and international campuses in Berlin and in Hong Kong. You can also study our law courses at the University of East Anglia, The University of Exeter, The University of Reading, The University of Liverpool, The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University and The University of Chester Law School. Our courses are also available online, full time and part time.

We’ve trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else and have programmes available from undergraduate to postgraduate level, covering law and business. We also offer Professional Development programmes and, for undergraduate level, criminology and policing degrees.

More than 250 of our tutors are qualified lawyers and business professionals, all with extensive practical experience that they can pass onto our students.

ULaw offers an established teaching methodology which focuses on knowledge and practical skills, helping to prepare students for real-life challenges and giving them the best possible start for their future careers.

We have an Expert Careers and Employability Service, with the team focused on helping our students to achieve their career goals – over 30 experts providing one-to-one support to our students.

Campuses and locations

Our campuses are modern, well-equipped and are located close to commercial hubs, top law firms and transport connections, such as major railway stations, bus routes and airports; and our partnership locations all have excellent transport links.

In addition, The University of Law (ULaw) has been delivering programmes to online students for over a decade so for those interested in studying online, they may wish to consider our Online Campus, ULaw Online. We offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate online programmes.

Find out more about our locations and our courses.

Student Life

With campuses located in Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London (London Moorgate and London Bloomsbury), Manchester, Nottingham, Berlin and Hong Kong, there is plenty of exciting nightlife and cultural opportunities for those studying with us (our courses vary by location).

Our partnership locations are located in vibrant cities, with great places to go out, shop and eat.

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International Students

Students from more than 120 countries choose ULaw and each campus location is home to a thriving and supportive international community.

Our student support team is here to provide support to international students from the beginning and throughout their course.

Alumni Network

Graduates of The University of Law will be eligible to join our network of over 71,000 alumni from over 103 countries, giving access to great networking opportunities and exclusive alumni events.

Student Association

All students are members of the university’s Student Association, which works to enhance the academic and student experience. The Student Association offers a variety of clubs and events for each campus.

Scholarships and Bursaries

At The University of Law, we aim to support students from a variety of backgrounds to achieve their career ambitions and offer a range of scholarships and bursaries.

For non UK and non-EEA students, we offer bursaries to help support with the cost of tuition fees. There is no separate application process, so if you are eligible, you would be informed in your offer letter. Information on International Scholarships can be found on our website.

Business School Free Master’s

At our Business School, we offer the opportunity to progress onto a business master’s for free, on successful completion of an on-campus business degree at The University of Law Business School. Terms and Conditions apply.

Switch It Up

Our Switch It Up facility provides the opportunity to switch course or campus on our LLBs, giving the chance for some degree students to study in more than one city. Terms and Conditions apply.

Postgraduate study with The University of Law (ULaw)

At Postgraduate level, ULaw offers a range of postgraduate legal training and Master’s degrees, designed by qualified experts to help students advance at any stage of their career.

Our law courses are employment-focused, honing key skills in a teaching environment, based on real legal practice.

For our LPC, 95% of our 2017/18 full-time UK LPC graduates secured work or further study within fifteen months of successfully completing this course (based on Graduate Outcomes data). We were the first university in the UK to run an online LPC.

For our BPC, 59% of our full-time UK/EEA Bar Practice Course students graduating in 2018 secured a pupillage (based on student data collated September 2020).

At the ULaw Business School, our Master’s programmes are also practically focused, designed to help students gain the commercial skills and understanding that employers are seeking. Many of our Master’s courses are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), so you would graduate with a CMI qualification in addition to your degree.

Our Postgraduate range includes the below:

  • MSc Legal Technology
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • Bar Practice Course (BPC)
  • A range of LLMs
  • A range of MSc degrees in business
  • MBA Leadership

For Postgraduate Law, we also have part-time and online study options available, to help students work and study at the same time.

Locations

Postgraduate Business programmes are available through our Business School in these locations in England: Birmingham, Leeds, London (Moorgate), Manchester or Nottingham. We also have Online Business courses and opportunities to study with GISMA in Berlin.

For Postgraduate Law programmes, students can choose from our campuses in Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham, Online, and our law courses can be studied at the University of East Anglia, The University of Exeter, The University of Reading, The University of Liverpool, The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University and The University of Chester Law School.

Courses available vary by location.

Employability Service

Our specialist legal careers and employability service is one of the largest in the UK. Our expert pro bono and work experience team provide access to over 3,000 opportunities, enabling students to work on real cases and put their legal skills into practice. Students will also get access to legal vacancies.

We have an established mentoring programme - we work with over 500 practising lawyers who bring a wealth of experience to our student mentoring programmes. Postgraduate students can apply for the mentoring scheme, where they can experience legal practice with guidance from a dedicated and experienced mentor.

ULaw Business School is similarly employability focused. We have a programme of activities and support to help you every step of the way towards a successful career. Our careers service is available at all our campuses, including our online campus. You can even access our support before you start your course.