University Guide

University of Law

The University of Law was founded originally as The College of Law of England and Wales and provides specialist law degrees and development for barristers and solicitors. It was founded in 1962 and is the UK’s largest school of law.

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University of Law

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Law.

  • Rankings

    The University of Law was awarded the 5 Gold Stars by the QS Ranking in 2024. The university also ranked top in 2020 in England for Student Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey.

  • Employability

    The University of Law has one of the largest careers services in the UK and provides business courses that are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. This boosts employability and allows student access to online resources and memberships.

  • Fees

    For Undergraduates, fees for 2020 are £9250 for UK and EU on campus students and £11,100 for an accelerated degree. Fees for an international student on campus are ££16,700 (non-London), £17,550 (London) for a full time four year degree, £20,350 (non-London), £22,150 (London) for a two-year accelerated degree. Online course do also run for Law only and these are £9250 for a three year programme, £6935 for a four year programme and £4625 for a six year degree. Full price breakdowns can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Law has £2 million set aside for helping students in the form of bursaries and scholarships. Students can provide evidence they have experienced things in the list of criteria provided here: in order to recieve different levels of funding. Further information can be provided by emailing [email protected] Other specific funding schemes are the Lord Blanket Widening Access Awards of £1000 for undergraduates and the Law First Scholarship of between £3000 and £5000 for post graduates. A full list can be found here.


The University of Law suggests living costs of £275 a week in London and £125 outside of London but specific information can be found by selecting the specific place you are from on the search box, or by searching AFS.

Students' Union

The University of Law Student Association represents students across all of the different campuses and provides advice and support where needed.

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University of Law Students' Union
University of Law Students' Union

Famous for

Graduates of the University of Law include Sadiq Khan the mayor of London, Anurag Singh the professional cricket player and solicitor and Denise Nurse, entrepreneur, lawyer and television presenter.


The University was happy to announce it had set £2 million aside for student bursaries and scholarships in March 2020 and that it was running Bristol Pride 2020 for the first time ever online!

AFS says

"The University of Law is a fantastic, specialist university based in a number of major student cities in the UK".

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