University of Law

The University of Law is the UK's longest established specialist provider of legal education, It has a reputation for innovative teaching practices, with over 90% of tutors bringing real-world experiences as solicitors, barristers or judges to the classroom. A focus on combining practical training with academic rigour means students learn the skills required right from the beginning of their studies.

Entry Requirements

  • For 3 year full-time LLB courses: 3 A levels at BBB or equivalent.
  • For 2 year accelerated courses: 3 A levels at ABB or equivalent.
  • The above courses also require GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C / 4 or above, or equivalent.
  • For other courses or international requirements, please refer to the university website.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • The university specialises in teaching, not research, and develops innovative and highly effective teaching methods, all endorsed by employers.
  • With over 250 qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers and judges as course tutors, students learn the practical skills that can make all the difference when starting their career in law.
  • There is a high level of face-to-face tuition (for attendance courses) combining academic rigour with practical legal skills.

Undergraduate Courses

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Course Flexibility

There are different ways to study our LLB(Hons) Law degree and Law with Business/International Business/Criminology/International Diplomacy:
  • 3 years (full-time)
  • 2 years (accelerated LLB(Hons) Law only)
  • 4 years (online i-LLB)
  • 4 years (full-time law with foundation year).
  • The university is broadening its range of qualifications to incorporate special areas of focus such as business, criminology, international business and international diplomacy.

Disability Services

  • The Disability Support Service provides a confidential, professional and accessible service for disabled students.
  • The university is committed to providing advice and guidance for prospective and current disabled students, as well as ensuring there is equal opportunity, access and attainment for disabled students within the university.

Students' Union

  • The Student Association works in partnership with the university to support and help students forge new relationships, whilst offering an essential service.
  • It also helps to organise a whole array of clubs and societies ranging from football and netball, through to yoga or trampolining, film and TV societies, debating clubs and human rights groups.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Vacancies, including part-time opportunities, are registered regularly on the university’s JobSearch service.

Careers Guidance

The LLB curriculum includes 36 hours of employability built in as a standard minimum, providing students with access to the university’s Employability Services. A wide range of activities and services includes:

  • 1-to-1 advice and guidance via face-to-face, telephone or email/audio appointments.
  • Student Employability Programme (StEP); a comprehensive online resource designed to guide students through 10 key steps to further their career.
  • Employer speaker programme with workshops and events.
  • Annual careers fair.
  • Pro bono work, providing practical experience working on legal advice, public legal education and shadowing with external firms.


  • The university can trace its origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon, which resulted in the establishment of The College of Law in 1962. It was then granted university status in 2012, changing its name to The University of Law.
  • In 2012 The University of Law became the first university to be granted an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licence, allowing students to work on real pro bono cases during their studies.
  • Awarded TEF Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework), as well as having an award-winning Careers Service.

Notable Alumni

  • Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London, former UK Minister of Transport and Community
  • Baroness Sayeedi Warsi – former Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
  • Keith Vaz – MP for Leicester East
  • Cherie Blair, CBE QC – Barrister
  • Graham Francis Defries, QC – Lawyer and cartoonist
  • Sylvia Hermon – MP for North Down
  • Bryan Ian Le Marquand – Minister for Home Affairs for States of Jersey and former magistrate
  • Baron John Widgery, Kt OBE TD PC QC – Judge and former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
  • Caroline Kennedy - Associate General Counsel, Facebook
  • Mariam Munang - Associate Legal Officer, United Nations.

Further Details

Address The University of Law
Braboeuf Manor
Portsmouth Road
UCAS Code L17