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.
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 our undergraduate programme degrees are compliant with the Common Protocol on the Academic Stage of Training for the purposes of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister. All of our programmes are compliant with the QAA subject benchmark statement for law and contain the seven "Foundations of Legal Knowledge" subjects as well as the skills associated with graduate legal work such as legal research.
Please note that the SRA is bringing in a new, independent centralised assessment for all would-be solicitors on 1 September 2021 (the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (‘SQE’)). Transitional arrangements will apply to anyone who, by 21 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 remain available (i.e. undertaking the Legal Practice Course and a 2-year training contract) or through the SQE route. For those students who start an undergraduate programme at UCL Laws in 2022 or later, your law degree will not exempt you from the SQE assessment, but the seven foundations of legal knowledge subjects studied on your degree at UCL Laws (criminal law, contract law, tort law, property I & II law, public law, EU law) will be assessed in the new SQE 1 exam (in addition to other areas of law and practice. You will find further information about the SQE on the SRAs website (link above).
"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
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 Law
- LLB Law with French Law
- LLB Law with German Law
- LLB Law with Hispanic Law
- Law with Another Legal System (Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong)
- LLB Bachelor of Laws (UCL) and LLB Bachelor of Laws (HKU)
- LLB Dual Degree English and German Law with Universität zu Köln
- Dual LLB/Juris Doctor (JD) with Columbia University, New York
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.