The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon.

With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds.

What Makes Us Different

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context with plenty of practical, interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

Innovation and Contemporary Teaching Practices

All of our courses – from our undergraduate law degrees to our market-leading postgraduate courses and professional development programmes – are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach that’s proven to deliver self-reliant lawyers who can compete in the fast-changing world of legal services. With a focus on developing skills in problem-solving, weighing up arguments, critical thinking, and commercial awareness, our courses are designed to prepare you for the real-life challenges of the working world.

Powerful Connections

Our track record of excellence in learning and development has helped us establish worldwide connections within the legal services market. This is why many leading global law firms work exclusively with us to develop their people, and why legal employers of all types want to meet our students. It’s also why law schools and professional bodies around the world choose to enter into strategic alliances with us.

Understanding of the Law

The University of Law is an internationally recognised expert in the field of law. Rather than focusing on academic research, our aim is to be thought leaders in the issues that matter to the legal profession and the next generation of practising lawyers. Our courses take an in-depth look into key areas of the law and provide a broader overview of the legal system to better contextualise what's being learned.

The Most Experienced Tutors

Over 250 of our tutors are qualified lawyers, many still in practice, and all have extensive practical experience which they are able to pass onto our students. We facilitate this process with high levels of student-to-tutor contact time and small class sizes - one of the reasons that many law firms insist their trainees study with us.

Focused on Employability

We focus exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our market-leading law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with us. Students also benefit from our pioneering and award-winning pro bono programmes, which allow them to gain valuable work experience by helping real clients from the local community.

Widening Access

We take our responsibility to widen access to the legal profession seriously, and offer a wide range of scholarships to help talented University of Law students fund their legal training and achieve their career ambitions.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Certificate

University of Law Online

Our PGCert in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics ... [+]

PGCert Legal Technology - Part time

Our PGCert in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of this exciting and often disruptive technology in a legal context and the regulation which is being formed around it.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
34 weeks
Online
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Diploma

University of Law Online

Our PGDip in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics ... [+]

PGDip Legal Technology - Part-time

Our PGDip in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of this exciting and often disruptive technology in a legal context and the regulation which is being formed around it.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
18 months
Online
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MA

University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA Company Law - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA Corporate Governance - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA International Business Law - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA International Corporate Governance - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA International Human Rights - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA Medical Law and Ethics - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as anal ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Full-time

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience.

On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Full-time
12 months
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as anal ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Part-time

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers with extensive practice experience.

On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
21 months
Online
Read more in English

MSc

University of Law Online

Building on knowledge already gained from the International Compliance Association's Professional Postgraduate Diploma, the MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance provi ... [+]

MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Building on knowledge already gained from the International Compliance Association's Professional Postgraduate Diploma, the MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. The degree is designed to complement and extend students' ICA Diploma studies, adding master's-level studies in relevant areas of law to areas of study covered in the ICA Diploma. The programme provides the intellectual and practical underpinnings required to enhance an already-established career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Building on knowledge already gained from the International Compliance Association's Professional Postgraduate Diploma, the MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance provide ... [+]

MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance

Building on knowledge already gained from the International Compliance Association's Professional Postgraduate Diploma, the MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. The degree is designed to complement and extend students' ICA Diploma studies, adding master's-level studies in relevant areas of law to areas of study covered in the ICA Diploma. The programme provides the intellectual and practical underpinnings required to enhance an already-established career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s deg ... [+]

MSc Law and Private Wealth Advice

Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. The degree is designed to complement and extend students' Diploma studies, adding master's-level studies in relevant areas of law to areas of study covered in the Diploma. The programme provides the intellectual and practical underpinnings required to enhance an already-established career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
Online
Read more in English
University of Law Online

Our MSc in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of ... [+]

MSc Legal Technology - Part-time

Our MSc in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of this exciting and often disruptive technology in a legal context and the regulation which is being formed around it.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
English
Part-time
24 months
Online
Read more in English
Location address
UK Online, GB