Law is the study of legal systems laid out by the government of social institutions. Law education in the UK is top quality resulting in a huge influx of international students heading to UK universities for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law.
See: Law Subject Guide
UK universities undertake a practical and relative approach for teaching law and students learn not only through an understanding of the theory of law but also by gaining practical experience with mock courtrooms, moot competitions and pro bono societies. The skills acquired by studying law at a UK university can be used not only to practice as a lawyer in India but also in various other professions. Law graduates can go on to make a career as solicitors, barristers, prosecutors, corporate legal assistants and as professionals in diverse sectors such as banking, politics, media, business and academia.
Do you want to apply to study law in the UK? Learn more about the top five UK universities for Law (Guardian University Guide 2020) below and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in India to start your applications for studying LLB and LLM in the UK.
Top Five UK Universities for Law
1. University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s leading universities for law studies and is ranked the best in the UK as per the latest subject ranking by the Guardian University Guide 2020. The Faculty of Law at Cambridge provides a challenging and stimulating learning environment where students are taught and guided by the world’s leading experts. Six undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are offered at Cambridge including the BA Law (Tripos) Degree which provides an option to study at partner law schools in Europe for a year under the ERASMUS+ scheme.
- Undergraduate Course to consider: The BA (Tripos) Degree
2. University of Oxford
The Faculty of Law at Oxford University is one of the largest with a federation of 30 law schools. It has an 800 year old history of teaching and writing law and a student to staff ratio of 7:1. Oxford Law School is the only one in the world where graduate law degrees are taught in tutorials as well as classes. The BA in Jurisprudence which is also a qualifying law degree equivalent to LLB, is one of the most highly regarded undergraduate law degrees in the UK and its graduates are in high demand.
- Undergraduate course to consider: BA in Jurisprudence
3. University College London
University College London is the 3rd best university to study law in the UK. UCL is also ranked in the world’s top 10 universities by QS World University Rankings 2020. The Law Faculty at UCL is a diverse community of researchers, students and leading academicians. The LLM programme at UCL allows for high specialisation in response to the job market. This is a 10 month postgraduate programme which provides a wide range of international opportunities alongside options for summer legal internships.
- Postgraduate course to consider: LLM (Master of Laws)
4. University of Dundee
According to the Guardian University Guide 2020, University of Dundee is the best Scottish university for law and ranks 4th overall in the UK for the subject. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide also placed Dundee in the top 10 UK universities for law. The university law courses enable students to acquire exceptional skills, both legal and transferable, and help them to develop the ability to understand and analyse complex materials, present persuasive arguments. The University has a Gold award for teaching excellence and provided one-to-one guidance to students.
- Postgraduate course to consider: Law (General) LLM
5. Solent University
Solent University offers an extensive portfolio of diverse and professionally accredited courses in law. Ranked 5th best in the UK, a law degree from Solent is useful in developing a good foundation of core skills and essential skills such as good communication required to be a solicitor. The resourceful law library and the moot rooms which mimic the real life courtrooms enable students to gain valuable practical experience and prepare for a career in advocacy.
The LLB (Hons) is a 3 year course with placement option which is also ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2019).
- Undergraduate course to consider: LLB (Hons) Law
Study Law in the UK
If you wish to study law in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK online or at your nearest office today. Our UK university application experts will ensure your application is ready and submitted without error.