Why study law?
Law is an incredibly varied subject that affects every aspect of human life, right down to the air we breathe.
It affects our relationships with each other, the state and other countries. It affects our education, employment, travel, property, health and human rights.
The law industry is competitive and changes in line with social needs. A law degree offers diverse career pathways and a skillset to help you succeed in almost any career.
Why UWE Bristol?
LLB(Hons) Law is a practical and contemporary degree, recognised by employers and delivered by leading experts in one of the largest law schools in the country.
If you choose a legal career when you graduate, you’ll have a solid grounding in law and enough experience from placements and pro bono work to ensure you succeed in your legal training.
Our students value the range of optional modules and opportunity to specialise according to their interests in the second and third year.
Research informs teaching at every level and you’ll develop core legal knowledge in subjects spanning commercial law, criminal justice, environmental law, human rights and family law.
You’ll gain valuable insight and vital skills during this course. Mooting competitions, guest speakers, field trips, Pro Bono work, placements, and a practical Law in Action module let you explore cases and build your network.
You’ll have regular opportunities to practice legal submissions in our modern mock courtrooms, while law simulations allow you to test your case working abilities.
Where can it take me?
Whether or not you wish to become a professional lawyer, a law degree is well regarded by employers. It equips you with the skills needed for many graduate jobs, including problem solving, analysis, research and communication.
If you’re interested in qualifying as a solicitor, our LLB will provide a good foundation for those students who go on to sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). For those students who aspire to become barristers, our LLB includes the core subjects which you’ll need to satisfy the academic stage of training before studying the Bar Training Course (BTC).
As a full-service Law School, you can study the LLM/PGDip Bar Training Course (BTC), the PGDip Bar Training Course (BTC) (two part), the PGDip/PGCert Solicitors Training Course (SQE prep) and the LLM/PGDip Solicitors Training Course (SQE Prep) with us at UWE Bristol.
You could start your legal career immediately, or pursue a different career pathway entirely. Law graduates’ broad skillset makes them very attractive to employers.
Our students have secured roles in law firms, chambers, city councils, banks, estate agents, higher education, accountancy, Citizens Advice and the Crown Prosecution Service.