The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon.

With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds.

What Makes Us Different

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context with plenty of practical, interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

Innovation and Contemporary Teaching Practices

All of our courses – from our undergraduate law degrees to our market-leading postgraduate courses and professional development programmes – are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach that’s proven to deliver self-reliant lawyers who can compete in the fast-changing world of legal services. With a focus on developing skills in problem-solving, weighing up arguments, critical thinking, and commercial awareness, our courses are designed to prepare you for the real-life challenges of the working world.

Powerful Connections

Our track record of excellence in learning and development has helped us establish worldwide connections within the legal services market. This is why many leading global law firms work exclusively with us to develop their people, and why legal employers of all types want to meet our students. It’s also why law schools and professional bodies around the world choose to enter into strategic alliances with us.

Understanding of the Law

The University of Law is an internationally recognised expert in the field of law. Rather than focusing on academic research, our aim is to be thought leaders in the issues that matter to the legal profession and the next generation of practising lawyers. Our courses take an in-depth look into key areas of the law and provide a broader overview of the legal system to better contextualise what's being learned.

The Most Experienced Tutors

Over 250 of our tutors are qualified lawyers, many still in practice, and all have extensive practical experience which they are able to pass onto our students. We facilitate this process with high levels of student-to-tutor contact time and small class sizes - one of the reasons that many law firms insist their trainees study with us.

Focused on Employability

We focus exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our market-leading law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with us. Students also benefit from our pioneering and award-winning pro bono programmes, which allow them to gain valuable work experience by helping real clients from the local community.

Widening Access

We take our responsibility to widen access to the legal profession seriously, and offer a wide range of scholarships to help talented University of Law students fund their legal training and achieve their career ambitions.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

LLB

University of Law Online

Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to bein ... [+]

Online LLB (Hons) Law

Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to being a lawyer or want to explore other career options. 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.

Course Requirements BBB at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent qualifications. Students must be aged over 18 by the time the course commences. For the 4-year, 4.5-year, or 6-year online courses only: students who would like to apply via our non-standard route using relevant work experience are also invited to apply. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Duration ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Online
University of Law Online

On our LLB Law with Business degree, you’ll study key legal topics and related skills to gain a wide understanding across a range of legal areas, necessary to obtain a qu ... [+]

Online LLB (Hons) Law with Business

On our LLB Law with Business degree, you’ll study key legal topics and related skills to gain a wide understanding across a range of legal areas, necessary to obtain a qualifying law degree. A practical focus with real-world application of the law and business with employability embedded into the course. For students who wish to do a law degree with a practical focus, but wish to keep their options open for a career in the legal or wider business world. 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.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Online
University of Law Online

Our Law with Criminology is a qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal j ... [+]

Online LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Our Law with Criminology is a qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and criminology. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers. This course is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector or, more specifically, within the criminal justice system. 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. ... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics is a Qualifying Law degree with options that focus on government and politics. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue ... [+]

Online LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics is a Qualifying Law degree with options that focus on government and politics. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider public, central and local government sectors or the commercial sector, and who have an interest in government and politics. It has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course.

Course Requirements BBB at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent qualifications. Students must be aged over 18 by the time the course commences. For the 4-year or 6-year online courses only: students who would like to apply via our non-standard route using relevant work experience are also invited to apply. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Duration ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLB (Hons) Law with International Business degree will help you to start a career in the legal or international commercial sectors. This is a qualifying law degree, e ... [+]

Online LLB (Hons) Law with International Business

Our LLB (Hons) Law with International Business degree will help you to start a career in the legal or international commercial sectors. This is a qualifying law degree, enabling you to progress to the next stage of legal training. Each module is taught by experienced professionals from the worlds of law and business, giving you the practical outlook you’ll need for your career. 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.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Online

LLM

University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM (General) - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Company Law - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Corporate Governance - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLM Corporate Governance Grad: ICSA is an ICSA validated postgraduate programme which covers the same content as the ICSA qualifying programme. Students who successfu ... [+]

LLM Corporate Governance Grad: ICSA - Part-time

Our LLM Corporate Governance Grad: ICSA is an ICSA validated postgraduate programme which covers the same content as the ICSA qualifying programme. Students who successfully complete this master's award are also eligible to receive Grad: ICSA status.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM International Business Law - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM International Corporate Governance - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM International Human Rights - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Medical Law and Ethics - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
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