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The University of Law

The University of Law

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education. Our business-focused courses are designed and taught by experienced lawyers with strong emphasis on building the practical skills that today’s employers are looking for. At ULaw you’ll have access the country’s most varied pro bono programme with over 3,000 opportunities to put your legal skills into practice. Not to mention the UK’s largest legal mentoring programme, with the support of over 500 practising lawyers. Helping you become employable is a central aim of our legal training programmes. Since 2013 over 90% of our full-time summer LPC graduates have secured legal positions within nine months of completing the course, the majority with training contracts.

We have always been confident in our teaching and the results we consistently achieve for our students. This is highlighted by our Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in June 2017 and our shortlisting as a finalist in the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Global Teaching Excellence Awards 2017.

Postgraduate study

Our innovative business focused postgraduate courses are designed and taught by lawyers with real commercial experience and have a strong emphasis on building the practical skills that today’s employers are looking for:

Graduate Diploma in Law (full-time / part-time / online) 

The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the conversion course for non-law graduate who want to become a solicitor or barrister. Designed to build knowledge and skills that more than match a law degree, academic training is built around real-life case studies. Our structured study pattern means that the foundation module assessment and teaching is spread out so you can focus on selected modules each semester. You’ll have the opportunity to explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project or our unique Law of Organisations module.*

MA Law (full-time)

Our MA Law is designed specifically for non-law graduates to gain a legal qualification at Masters level. It’s is an internationally recognised qualification, so it’s ideal for a career path in or outside of the legal sector. You’ll learn by experience through practical workshops and develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research.  MA Law students may also be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

Legal Practice Course (full-time / part-time / online) 

We’re confident that our Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the best preparation for entering legal practice by offering you the skills to succeed in the business world. Future lawyers and business leaders need a wealth of skills to prepare them for today's market place. Our client focused LPC enables you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking and necessary professional skills that will prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor. Study your LPC with an added MSc in Law, Business and Management or LLM in Professional Legal Practice and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan. An online option is also available leading to an LLM in International or Professional Legal Practice.

Bar Professional Training Course (full-time / part-time) 

Our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has a unique selection process which means you’ll study alongside the brightest students. Learn from qualified tutors with unparalleled experience in practice and in delivering even more advocacy than the Bar Standards Board’s requirements. Most of your learning will be in small groups and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice via practitioner evenings, mock trials, court visits, pro bono and international and national mooting competitions organised by our dedicated Advocacy Committee. With our BPTC LLM you can gain additional practical experience representing real clients in courts and tribunals. Masters students may also be eligible for postgraduate funding.

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) (full-time / online) or LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) (full-time / online)

Our Master of Laws programmes provide an excellent way to develop an in-depth knowledge and specialist skills in your chosen study area of either Conflict Resolution or Intellectual Property.

MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (online) or MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance

Building on expertise gained from the International Compliance Association (ICA) Professional Postgraduate Diploma, develop your international legal and compliance knowledge with our career-enhancing Masters qualifications.

Make a date

We run events of all types, including open days, law and pupillage fairs as well as Barrister Insight Days, Day in the Life of a Trainee and Lawyers Den. Check them out on our events page.


Each of our ten locations across the country offer state-of-the-art facilities in a modern business environment, similar to the setting of a top law firm. Some have mock courtrooms to add extra realism for future barristers. So when you start your career, you’ll be completely at home in a professional legal environment.

All our IT suites are fully equipped with super-fast internet. Our libraries are filled with the latest legal texts, where you’ll receive award-winning support from our library information officers. There are also quiet study areas and chill-out zones, giving you thinking space.

If you choose a centre close to home, you can reduce your expenses during your course. However, if you choose to study elsewhere, our accommodation portal, Studentpad will help you find an affordable place to live, with the option to find a privately rented property or shared accommodation with other law students.

*Law of Organisations module is not available on online GDL (i-GDL) option.

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