Why study a Law degree?
The UK has a long and proud history of pioneering law, and developing the legal system used in many countries to this day. In fact, a third of world’s population live under a ‘common law’ jurisdiction, a type of legal system originating from medieval England, or a similar system mixed with civil law.
This makes Britain a fantastic place for students interested in studying Law, and there are many great universities offering varied degrees in the field. Law can be an extremely useful discipline for ambitious students hoping to build a high-flying career. Not only could Law students go on to become lawyers or judges, but a degree could also help graduates going into politics, finance, marketing, HR or charity work.
But what are the best universities for Law?
Kaplan has partnerships with a number of universities that offer highly ranked Law degrees, and which have experienced tutors who are leaders in the field.
For instance, The University of Nottingham is in the UK’s top 5 universities for Law (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Students can take a pathway course with Kaplan to prepare them for a degree in Law at The University of Nottingham.
The University of Glasgow is also highly regarded in the discipline – it’s 6th in the country according to the Complete University Guide 2017. A varied selection of Law master’s degrees can be studied at Glasgow, including Socio-Legal Studies, International Law, and Criminology & Criminal Justice.
Meanwhile, the University of York is 12th for Law (Times 2017), while the University of Birmingham is 13th (Guardian University Guide 2017). Both undergraduates and postgraduates can study Law at York through a pathway course, while Birmingham has degree subjects such as Law with Criminology, and International Law & Globalisation available.
How to study Law in the UK
Many of our partner universities in the UK offer Law degrees. Navigate our study abroad courses to find the degree and university that are right for you.