Study Law in the UK for Indian Students
Bachelor of Laws in the UK
A law degree in the UK is an excellent starting point for a whole range of careers. The legal industry offers a huge amount of diversity, from solicitor and barrister to judge or paralegal. Beyond the legal industry, a law degree can lead to careers in journalism, politics, HR, finance and many more.
Law programmes at UK universities provide a critical and comprehensive understanding of core legal principles and practical skills. Students will learn the content of law and legal analysis, gaining experience in the areas of mooting, arguing and negotiation. Mock courtrooms will help enhance the learning process, helping you gain valuable experience of a real world setting.
Almost all UK law courses allow students the option of taking a year’s professional placement at a firm, while overseas study is also available. Students can also choose to combine Law with another subject such as business, politics or journalism. All LLB programmes at UK universities are formally accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law.
Every year hundreds of Indians go to the UK to study law. Indian students with above 70% in their high standard 12th can apply to study a 3 year LLB programme directly out of high school or College. Students that already have an undergraduate degree can apply for the fast track 2 year law degree programs in UK (2 year LLB Senior Status programme). Students will normally need a GPA of at least 2.7 out of 4.0 to qualify. Contact us for a free consultation to study in the UK.
Best Universities for Law in the UK
Best Law courses in the UK can be found at the top ten ranking Law universities in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- University of Dundee
- London School of Economics, LSE
- University of York
- University College London, UCL
- Abertay University
- University of Durham
- University of Glasgow
- University of Leeds
Law Entry Requirements in the UK
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: AAB.
- Typical State Board or National Board requirements: 65% or higher
- Typical IELTS requirements to study Law in the UK: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
If you have scored lower than the above, there are many UK Universities who accept applicants with 55% or higher. Alternatively, students can study a foundation degree in the UK, and then progress to the Bachelors of Law degree at the same University.
Top UK Universities for Law listed above will have higher academic entry requirements. Typically, a score of 85% or higher is what is expected of students to apply to the Top 10 UK Universities for LLB.
Bar Council of India Recognized UK Universities
The Bar Council of India approved the following UK Universities to study Law in the UK:
- Buckingham University
- City University Of London
- Council For National Academic Awards
- Hull University
- Inns Of Courts School Of Law
- Leeds University
- Leicester University
- London University
- Oxford University
- Cambridge University
- University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University)
- University Of Wales College Of Cardiff
- University Of Birmingham
- University Of Lancaster
- University Of Hertfordshire
- University Of Durham
- University Of Liverpool
- University Of Warwick
- University Of Bristol
- East Anglia University
- Nottingham University
- University Of Manchester
- Bangor University
- Kingston University, London
- University Of Wolverhampton School Of Legal Studies
- School Of Law, University Of Sheffield
- Kent Law School, University Of Kent, Canterbury
- School Of Law, University Of East London
- School Of Law, University Of Southampton
- University Of Westminster
- Brunel Law School, Brunel University, West London
- School Of Law, Birmingham City University
- Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Lancashire Law School, University Of Central Lancashire, Preston
- School Of Law, Swansea University, Swansea
Careers after Law Study in the UK
In addition to high profile careers as a Barrister or Solicitor that a UK law degree can offer, there are many other job options beyond the legal profession. Law graduates can use their qualification to find positions in journalism, business, criminology, data science, mediator and many more.
A large number of students study law to make a career in Corporate Law rather practicing in courts. Multinational companies are always looking out for legal minds to help them with their deals, negotiations, mergers and acquisitions and for such other important matters where understanding of the legal framework is crucial.
Common Questions about studying Law in the UK
What is the difference between BA LLB and LLB?
LLB is solely the study of the law and related subjects, whereas BA LLB includes Arts subjects along with Law syllabus. As BA LLB is an integrated program, by studying the same, law students may get a dual degree whereas by studying the Bachelor of Laws they will be getting only a single degree.
Can I do LLB after BA?
Yes, you can study LLB after BA in the UK. You can also study the fast track 2 year LLB in the UK, such as at the University of Law.
Can I practice Law in India with Law degree from UK?
The Bar Council of India recognizes law degrees from 35 UK universities. There are two different options you have:
1. Registration for students having LLB degree from recognised UK University
- Apply for registration to your respective State Bar Council after returning to India
- State Bar Council will forward your application to Bar Council of India
- Sit for an exam on six subjects, which is conducted twice by Bar Council of India
- You are permitted to practice law in India on successfully qualifying the exam
2. Registration for students having LLB degree from non-recognised UK University
- Apply directly to Bar Council of India
- Your application will be considered on case-to-case basis for approval
- If your application got approval, you can practice Law in India
How long does it take to study Law in the UK?
Duration of law degrees in the UK is 3 years. However, you can also study a fast track 2 year LLB depending on the UK University you select to study at. An example of 2 year law degree programme in the UK can be seen at the University of Law in London.
How much does it cost to study Law in the UK?
LLB in the UK can cost between GBP 14000 to GBP 18000 per year. It is still reasonably priced as compared to studying law at other popular study destinations such as the USA. Living cost in London for a year can be around GBP 12000, while outside London can be around GBP 9000 to GBP 10000 depending on which UK city you are studying in.
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