The University of Law

The University of Law

The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as our GDL and LPC courses being taught in the University of Exeter, the University of Reading and the University of Liverpool, and campuses in Berlin and Hong Kong.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our expert legal careers and employability service is one of the largest in the UK, with over 30 experts providing one-to-one support.
  • A varied pro bono programme – our pro bono team give you the opportunity to see how the law operates in the real world.
  • We've trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else with over 70,000 alumni worldwide.

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. In fact, we’ve trained more practicing lawyers in the UK than anyone else. We focus on developing the best legal minds and have applied our expertise in teaching to offer Business, Criminology and Policing degrees, plus a wide range of postgraduate training and Master’s degrees.

Education

What really sets us apart from other universities is our belief that our students should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context. 

From our undergraduate LLB to our professional postgraduate qualifications, our courses are specifically designed by experienced law academics and professionals, so you can be confident in the knowledge that you’re learning real-world skills from professionals. 

Part-time and online study options are available on many of our courses to help students work and study at the same time.

Research

Innovative teaching

  • We specialise in teaching and focus our energy on developing innovative, highly effective teaching and learning methods that equip students for their professional career. 
  • For law, over 90% of our teaching team are qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers, judges and as our tutors, enabling us to help you develop the practical skills that can make all the difference when starting your career in law.
  • Our other courses are taught by professionals with real world experience and have a firm focus on practical learning to make students employable and ready to succeed in the workplace. 

Career

Our expert legal careers and employability service is one of the largest in the UK, with over 30 experts providing one-to-one support. 

And we have great employability stats:

  • 92% of our full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.
  • 58% of our full-time UK/EEA Bar Practice Course students graduating in 2018 secured a pupillage within one year of successfully completing their course. 
  • 97% of our full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

Student services

Supportive Environment: We pride ourselves on the level of student support we offer; thanks to our scholarships, Employability Service and Pro Bono programmes, we can help talented students from all backgrounds to succeed. 

All students are given the opportunity to take full advantage of our facilities and services. The Disability Support Service is dedicated to managing any requirements you may have during your studies, including temporary assistance due to injury or illness. 

We have an International Visa Office providing professional support and advice on international student visas.

Housing services

Undergraduate accommodation: we guarantee you an offer of accommodation in the first year of your degree, if you’ve accepted us as your firm choice and applied for accommodation by 31 March in your year of entry. 

We’ve arranged accommodation for our students, with specialist UK student accommodation providers, to ensure you have a comfortable place to live whilst you’re studying with us. 

We also have a Student Accommodation Service - an online accommodation portal - to help you with your property search, available for all law students undergraduate or postgraduate. Information.

Library services

Access over 20,000 eBooks on and off campus to find what you need, when you need it. Our campus libraries and online resources allow you to tap into the knowledge and support of our librarians. Our libraries also have collections covering key transferable skills and wellbeing guidance to help you with your work-life balance.

ICT services

All of our campuses provide a first-class, professional learning environment, with fully-resourced facilities, including well-equipped IT suites with PCs for DVD and i-Tutorials. You will have access to our online learning resource ELITE and wireless internet connection is free.

Medical services

We care about the physical and mental welfare of our students – we strive to provide plenty of support and assistance to accommodate the needs of any and all. Whether it’s through the sports clubs and societies run by our Student Association, or confidential support from our Counselling Service, we offer a variety of resources to keep students both mentally and physically fit during their studies.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campuses offer well-equipped IT suites, comprehensive law libraries, quiet study areas and vibrant social spots to cater to all your study needs. 

Student Life: you’ll enjoy a range of interactive and lively activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Business games, mock trials and negotiation competitions are just some of the practical exercises you’ll take part in to develop your legal skills. 

For undergraduate Law, we have a choice of 8 campuses, plus our Switch It Up offer offers flexibility to switch between campuses and courses on our LLBs 

Sports facilities

You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in a rich social and sporting life at ULaw. When you join ULaw as a student, you automatically become a member of the Student Association. There are a broad range of clubs and societies across each of our campuses managed by the Student Association and you can also set up your own club or society through them. 

Student clubs

All students are automatically members of the University’s Student Association (SA). The SA is tasked with enhancing your student and academic experience by having a strong representation of the student cohort. 

You can join a Student Association Events Committee to work with your fellow students in developing a full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities, clubs and societies, and much more. 

There are a broad range of clubs and societies across each of our campuses managed by the Student Association. Here is just an example of some of the clubs that we’ve run recently: International Society; Cake Club; Football; Women’s Network; plus more.

Accreditation

Undergraduate:

  • The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) in June 2019. We were found to deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
  • ULaw has achieved top ten placements among universities in the UK for 5 categories in the National Student Survey 2019: teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, learning resources and student voice.

Student Reviews

Top institution, no doubt.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The support from tutors and admins are unbelievable. Always available to respond to any concern whatsoever.

Ready to move forward
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The University is great, however, financial stresses make it increasingly difficult. Additionally, responding to emails in a timely manner would also ease the challenging experience especially being an overseas student.

I am going to be the best in the business
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

This university is making smart students to lose, only who has the courage and patient will pass

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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