Information for Students from Canada

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Why Study with us?

Because of our shared Common Law heritage, studying law in the UK is an attractive option for Canadian students and is quite similar to studying law in Canada. However, you will almost certainly find that class sizes in Buckingham are smaller than you are used to.

If you already have a first degree in a non-law subject, you may qualify for our International Scholarship.

Two year degrees

Taking less time to complete than most law degrees, the Buckingham LLB (Single Honours Law) covers, not just the fundamental subjects required for a UK Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), but also a number of electives of particular interest to Canadians, including:

  • Company (Corporate) Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Commercial Law


After the degree

Most of our Canadian students return home to Canada after graduating to qualify as lawyers and, ultimately, go into legal practice. Canadian students who graduate with a QLD and who wish to be admitted to the bar of a common law province or territory in Canada must demonstrate their competence to do so to the satisfaction of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA).

The NCA assesses each application on an individual, “case by case”, basis in order to decide what further examinations and/or legal education should be undertaken by the applicant.

Whether you will required to by the NCA to take more subjects is dependent upon the grades you obtain and the subjects you take in your LLB: taking Company Law and Evidence amongst your electives, for instance, is strongly recommended, since these are also specified as “core” subjects by the NCA. .

Canadian applicants are advised to visit the NCA website for further particulars.

For further information about the Buckingham LLB, contact the Admissions Tutor, Alec Morris, email For entry requirements, go to

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