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Law, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #3 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Law programme offered by the University of Cambridge is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law and international law. 
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Overview

In the Law programme offered by the University of Cambridge, you can study theoretical and sociological aspects of law such as jurisprudence or parts of criminology.

Facilities and resources

The present Faculty teaching staff has expertise across nearly every aspect of English law and its history, as well as European Union law, international law, civil law, legal philosophy and criminology.

The Faculty building houses lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a moot court, as well as the comprehensive Squire Law Library, offering an extensive collection of printed and electronic resources and excellent computing facilities.

The Faculty and University Law Society organise numerous activities including formal meetings, informal barristers’ and solicitors’ evenings, social events, lectures and moots (debates about hypothetical legal cases).

Careers

Currently, a Law degree alone isn’t a qualification for practice but ‘qualifying law graduates’ (who’ve passed the seven ‘foundation’ subjects) may proceed directly to vocational courses that lead to professional examinations. 

The foundation subjects are Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Land Law, Law of Trusts (Equity), and Law of the EU. Please note that professional bodies are reviewing the requirements for qualifying as a solicitor or barrister.

The graduates go on to qualify as barristers and solicitors and find employment within the legal departments of the Civil Service, local government, industrial and commercial firms, banks, and international organizations. Others stay in academia or seek careers in administration, management, politics or finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Legal Skills and Methodology – a half paper providing training in legal methodology and research
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence
  • Legal History
  • Criminology, Sentencing, and the Penal System
  • Comparative Law
  • Human Rights Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    110

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment
  • Candidates academic record and forecast grades in school-leaving examinations
  • Examples of recent written work submitted to the College to which they are applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19197 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19197 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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