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Study Law at the University of Essex

If you’re thinking about studying a Law degree in the UK but you don’t currently meet the entry requirements, then we can help you gain entry to a Law degree at the University of Essex through a pathway course.

Read on to find out what it’s like to study Law at the University of Essex, and how our International Year One (IYO) in Law can help you gain entry to the second year of a Law degree at the University.

Reasons to study a Law degree at the University of Essex

Excellent rankings and reputation

The University of Essex’s School of Law was ranked among the top 250 departments in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and many of the University’s academics are also practitioners of law. So, you’ll receive an education that is up-to-date, relevant and can be applied to your future career.

An international perspective

The department’s international community of staff and students will also help you gain a broad understanding of cross-cultural perspectives, and law and justice around the world.

Current and topical education

As a Law student at the University of Essex, you’ll be studying in a School of Law that dares to be different. Its approach to teaching is experimental and reflects a commitment to providing you with a legal education that is current and responsive to the demands of the changing society that we live in.

Human rights hub

The University’s Human Rights Centre is recognised as an international leader. It’s a hub of human rights activity, bringing together over 2,000 alumni, more than 100 members from 11 disciplines, as well as fellows and partners.

Through the Human Rights Centre’s research and practice, it makes concrete differences at the international, national and local level. As an Essex student, you can gain experience at the Human Rights Centre and learn how to apply theory to real human rights problems.

During your degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to do a work placement year or a year abroad. This kind of experience can really set you apart when you start applying for jobs after you graduate.

Study an International Year One

If you don’t currently qualify to study a Law degree at the University of Essex, then we can help you gain entry.

You can take an International Year One pathway course on campus at the University of Essex International College, and progress straight to the second year of an LLB degree at the University.

This is our only IYO in Law available in the UK, and it can help you improve your English language level and reach the entry requirements for a Law degree at the University of Essex.

You’ll also learn about the English legal system, including different forms of dispute resolution, and develop research and communication skills that will help you in your studies.

All of the knowledge and skills you gain during your IYO course will help you feel prepared for your degree. And, if you pass your pathway course at the right level and with good attendance, then you’re guaranteed entry to the University of Essex!

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