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At UCL Laws, you’ll be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of how the law works and how it can be changed

We’ve been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top law schools, and the quality of our teaching and student experience has been recognised by both our students and the legal profession. 

As part of our vibrant student community, you can take advantage of everything that UCL Laws has to offer, including our long established student Law Society, specialist career support and events programme. And, with 80% of our students finding work or going on to further study within six months of completing their course, you can be confident that you’ll have the right knowledge, skills and experience to reach your goals.

*Data collected through the annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Educations survey (completed by graduates six months after graduation), aggregated over the four surveys (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17). Please note that the surveys are voluntary and not all graduates complete them.

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What we offer

UCL Laws is home to an intellectually diverse and dynamic community of legal scholars.

This multi-disciplinary approach to research is reflected in our teaching, and in the range and breadth of programmes we are able to offer to our students.

You will be able to take advantage of a range of teaching methods as part of your learning, and during lectures, seminars and tutorials, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the principles of law, and to understand its role in governing the relations between the individual, the state, and society.

Through discussion and debate with your classmates and tutors, written assignments and presentations, you will develop your ability to communicate in a clear and effective way, sharpen your powers of reasoning, and gain the technical expertise to solve legal problems.

All of our undergraduate programme degrees are recognised as a ‘qualifying law degree’ by the two main legal professional bodies, the Bar Standards Board (‘BSB’) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’), for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations.

Please note that the SRA is proposing to introduce a new, independent centralised assessment for all would-be solicitors on 1 September 2021, although this is still subject to final approval from the Legal Services Board.  The SRA has announced that transitional arrangements will apply to anyone who, before 1 September 2021, has completed, started or accepted an offer of a place on a qualifying law degree and starts the course on or before 31 December 2021. Anyone who falls within this group will have until 31 December 2032 to qualify as a solicitor under the existing routes, as long as the courses still remain available (undertaking the LPC and a 2-year training contract).

For students who accept a place at UCL Laws after 2021, your law degree will not exempt you from the SQE assessment but the  foundation subjects studied on your law degree at UCL Laws (criminal law, contract law, tort law, property I & II law, public law, EU law) will all be assessed in the new SQE 1 exam.  This means studying the foundation subjects in your law degree will still be required in order to pass the SQE 1. You will find further information about the SQE on the SRAs website: https://www.sra.org.uk/students/sqe/transitional-arrangements/ 

"The UCL Laws experience is a powerful one"

"It promotes the pursuit of academic excellence alongside the abundance of the university experience, all taking place within our tight-knit community. Our time at UCL Laws is truly a preparation for life."

Shawn Siah, UCL Laws Undergraduate Law Society President 2018-19 

LLB programmes

Alongside our standard LLB Law degree, we offer a range of specialisms to suit a wide range of students' interests. Find out more on our individual programme pages:

LLB modules

Individual LLB modules are available both to Laws students and Interdepartmental and Intercollegiate students from across UCL. Find out more on our LLB modules page.