To apply the law you need to understand where it came from and your own place in it. Our historic universities are the perfect place to immerse yourself in thousands of years of legal history, and the more recent precedents that will shape your work every day.
Study law in the UK
Amazing legal careers, made possible in the UK
If you want a career in law, the UK has everything you need for a flying start.
Our law schools are recognised around the world for the quality of their teaching. We have three of the top ten schools in the world, but you’ll find hundreds of exceptional courses around the country, which all draw on the UK’s unique legal heritage and diverse expertise. Our inspirational teachers will help you not just understand the areas of law that you’re passionate about, but discover how to apply your knowledge in a creative, analytical way.
You’ll find the best possible preparation for the legal career you want right here in the UK.
A global reputation
UK law students have always been in demand by employers worldwide, not just because of the quality of our teaching. Being immersed in the English language – and in British culture – gives you a unique perspective in the way you interpret the law and see the world. Our common law system has been in place for 900 years, and is emulated by many different countries. So wherever you want to work, a UK law degree can open doors. Many world leaders have studied law in the UK then used their experiences to create the legislation counties rely on. If you want to make a difference, there’s nowhere better to start your legal journey.
What your studies will cover
Wherever you choose to study law in the UK, you can expect a warm welcome and an outstanding level of teaching.
Follow your own path
Whether you arrive with a specialist passion – or find one when you’re immersed – a degree in the UK gives you the best possible route into that career. By selecting your chosen modules as you learn, you’ll be ready to embark into your preferred role sooner. You can specialise in a wide range of core areas, including:
- Criminal law
- Corporate law
- Banking law
- Construction law
- Commercial law
- Constitutional law
- Contract law
But whether you want to work in justice and criminology, journalism or politics, a UK law degree provides you with an exceptional range of career options.
Being the best possible you depends on the best possible teaching. In the UK you’ll find the highest level of expertise matched with a friendly, supportive approach that will nurture you through your personal challenges and help prepare you for success.
More in this section
Study international relations and development studies in the UK
Are you passionate about making a positive contribution to global affairs? Find out more about studying development studies or international relations.
Study peace and conflict studies in the UK
If you want to make a positive impact on the world, peace and conflict studies can provide a gateway into a range of international careers.
Study political science in the UK
If you want the skills, the knowledge and the analytical mindset to be successful in any political setting, the UK is the best possible place to acquire them.
Sign up to our newsletter
Get the latest updates and advice on applications, scholarships, visas and events.