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Law School – International Students
Why study at Buckingham?
Like the rest of the University, Buckingham Law School prides itself on two key features, Student Satisfaction and Employability.
Two key elements underpin this success:
- Our intensive degrees, completing a 3-year qualifying law degree in 2 years and an LLM in a further 9 months.
- Our highly qualified and experienced academic staff, all of whom teach and give personal guidance to our students.
Buckingham’s international family
Our student population currently breaks down as approx. 60% UK and EU and 40% International.
The flexibility of the LLB Programme
Over the years, many students have taken advantage of our two-year LLB programme in order to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Buckingham’s LLB degree covers, not just the fundamental subjects required for a UK Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), but also a number of electives of particular interest to International students, including:
- Company (Corporate) Law
- Law of Evidence
- Commercial Law
Those who already have a first degree in a non-law subject may qualify for our International Scholarship
Applicants who would like to learn more about the modules on the degree can find useful information by visiting the LLB course page.
International pathways after studying a LLB
Graduates from the Bahamas can also return to the Bahamas to study at the Eugene Dupuch School of Law, which offers a two-year course leading to the award of the Certificate of Legal Education: this certificate enables its holders to practise law throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean (subject to the municipal law in the various territories).
In order to qualify as lawyers in Nigerian, students must have taken and passed the Law of Evidence and Commercial Law as part of his or her LLB programme. Since these subjects are offered as “electives” in the Buckingham Law School, that additional requirement can be easily met.
If you already have an undergraduate law degree why not study your Postgraduate degree with us!
Two popular areas of study for those interested in furthering their law studies are the following: