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 in the UK 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?

Kaplan works with a number of highly ranked universities for Law, according to well-known rankings providers such as Shanghai Academic Ranking by SubjectU.S. News & World ReportComplete University GuideGuardian University Guide and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Arizona State University

For example, ASU‘s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is ranked a fantastic 50th in the world (Shanghai Academic Ranking by Subject 2021). It is named a top 25 Law School by U.S. News & World Report. These rankings make a Law degree from Arizona State University highly valuable!

You can study a huge range of related degrees at ASU’s campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, from Business Law to Justice Studies, Law and Policy, and Global Legal Studies.
ASU also has the seal of approval from international students — it is a top 10 university chosen by international students (Institute of International Education 2020 survey results)!

University of Glasgow

One of Scotland’s ‘ancient universities’, the University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and ranks an exceptional 5th in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2022), 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.

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University of Bristol

The University of Bristol also fares well in the UK rankings, coming in at 9th in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2022).

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.

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London ranks an impressive 8th in the UK for Law (Guardian University Guide 2022), and is among the top 20 most targeted UK universities by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2022).

Like the University of Bristol, Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group and offers many Law degrees for you to choose from. For example, you could study an undergraduate degree in Global Law or combine Law with Business.

The University’s main campus is located in a vibrant part of east London, making it an exciting study destination.

University of York

The University of York is also well regarded for its Law degrees, and ranked 13th in the UK for the subject (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

At York, you can study a bachelor’s 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.

University of Birmingham 

The University of Birmingham ranks a respectable 22nd in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2022).

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, Birmingham is the 4th most-targeted UK university by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2022).

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.

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Queen Mary University of London
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How to study Law in the UK or USA

We can help you gain entry to some of the best universities for Law in the UK or USA.

A Kaplan pathway course will help you to improve your academic skills, subject knowledge and English language level, to meet the entry requirements of any of the universities above, and more. We can also help you apply for direct admission to some universities.

Use the degree finder below to search for your ideal Law degree, or contact us for more information.