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What are the best universities for Law?

21 Nov 2018 - Barni Homden

A degree from one of the best universities for a Law in the UK or USA is an incredibly worthwhile investment in your future career. In fact, a recent survey by the Institute of Student Employers has revealed that graduates working in the legal field can expect to earn an average starting salary of £40,000 — the highest in the UK.

So, what are the best universities for Law in the UK?

Kaplan works with a number of universities ranked in the UK top 25 for Law, according to well-known rankings providers such as Complete University Guide, Guardian University Guide and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

University of Birmingham

For example, the University of Birmingham ranks a respectable 25th in the UK for Law (Times and Times Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

A Russell Group member and traditional red brick university, the University of Birmingham is over 100 years old and has a longstanding reputation for producing graduates who excel in the workforce — in fact, the Birmingham is the 3rd most targeted UK university by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2019).

At the University's scenic campus in the metropolitan city of Birmingham, you can study an undergraduate degree in Law, or study Law alongside a related subject like Criminology. Alternatively, you can also take advantage of the option to spend a year abroad studying the legal system in another European country, making Birmingham a great choice for students in today's international jobs market.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol also fares well in the UK rankings, coming in at 14th in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2020).

Like the University of Birmingham, Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, so you'll benefit from teaching by tutors who are leaders in the field.

Located in the lively city of the same name, Bristol offers internationally focused Law degrees, including Law with Study Abroad and Law with Study in Continental Europe.

University of Glasgow

One of Scotland's 'ancient universities', the University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and ranks an exceptional 3rd in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2020), making it one of the very best universities for Law in the UK.

Here, international students have the option to study a range of Law-related master's degrees, including Commercial Law, International Competition Law and Policy, and International Law and Security.

University of Nottingham

The student-friendly city of Nottingham is home to another well-respected, Russell Group institution, the University of Nottingham. Nottingham ranks a brilliant 12th in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2020).

Nottingham is one of the best universities in the UK for the range of Law degrees offered to international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, such as Environmental Law, Human Rights Law and Law (LLB).

University of York

Finally, the University of York is also well regarded for its Law degrees, and ranked 17th in the UK for the subject (Guardian University Guide 2020).

At York, you can study a bachelors or a master's degree in Law or a related subject: just some of your options at this esteemed member of the Russell Group include International Corporate and Commercial Law, International Human Rights Law and Practice, and Legal and Political Theory.

The small and friendly  city of York is also a popular destination for international students, boasting many historic attractions, and in easy reach of other popular destinations like Sheffield and Manchester.

Best universities for Law in the USA

Kaplan also works with some of the best universities for Law in the USA, which enjoy excellent rankings in the subject according to authorities such as the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings and U.S. News Education.

Arizona State University

For example, Arizona State University's O'Connor law school is ranked an incredible 19th nationally out of hundreds of institutions in the subject (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2019).

Combined with the fact that ASU has recently been named the #1 most innovative university in the USA for 5th consecutive year (U.S. News Education 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) makes a Law degree from Arizona State University highly valuable!

You can study a huge range of related degrees at ASU's 5 locations in metropolitan Phoenix, from Business Law to Justice Studies, Public Service and Public Policy, and Sports Law and Business.

ASU also has the seal of approval from international students — it is the #1 US public university chosen by international students (Institute of International Education 2018 survey results)!

How to study Law in the UK or USA

Kaplan works with many great universities that offer Law degrees. To find law degrees in the UK or Law degrees in the USA, use our handy new degree finder below.


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