Legally minded? Start your law career in the UK
If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in law, the UK has everything you need to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to succeed anywhere in the world.
The UK is home to the world’s top three law schools, and right across the country you’ll find hundreds of courses waiting to help you sharpen your mind for the unique challenges of a legal career. The level and diversity of legal expertise in the UK ranks among the very best anywhere in the world, and the outstanding teachers you’ll meet use a progressive approach to learning designed to develop creative, independent thinking.
Tailor your studies to your needs
All law programmes in the UK are structured to give you a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principles and practical skills you will need. As well as the essentials of law and analysis, you’ll be able to build your skills in arguing and mooting, with mock courtrooms to help increase the levels of realism. The compact, modular courses on offer allow international students to graduate more quickly than many other countries, whilst developing specialisms in the areas they feel are most relevant to them. So if you have a passion for human rights – or discover one as you progress with your course – you’ll be able to tailor your degree to help you plan your future career.
What will you be learning?
Law in the UK
Our common law system is more than 900 years old, and its model has been adopted by countries all over the world to work as a foundation of civilised society. Just like UK legal thinking, our law graduates have spread far and wide around the globe too.
Students who take law in the UK are always in demand, thanks to our longstanding reputation for academic excellence and judicial rigour. One of the most important advantages that international students get from a law degree in the UK is total immersion in the English language. By studying and living alongside many native English speakers, and receiving tuition in English, you can acquire a precision in your writing and speaking skills, and a personal confidence, that will ensure you standout to employers worldwide.
A UK legal qualification can open doors to all kinds of careers, both inside and outside the legal system. There are lots of career paths into criminology that could see you helping to fight crime, whilst many law students also go into journalism and politics. One in four world leaders has studied in the UK, many of them choosing to study law – one of our most famous law alumni is Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia. You could one day join them, helping to create the laws that help sustain a just and free society in your home country.
So if you want to do more with law, there’s no better place to start than studying in the UK.