Information for Students from Pakistan
Why study with us?
In recent years, Pakistanis have been the fourth largest national group in Buckingham Law School. Taking just two years to complete, the Buckingham LLB (Single Honours Law) covers not just the subjects required for a UK Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), but also a number of electives of particular interest to Pakistanis, including:
- Company Law
- Law of Evidence
- Commercial Law
Which education pathway are you?
1. Have you completed your higher education?
- There is a special LLB programme of study lasting for 3 years. You would be expected to have a 6.0 IELTS score (with at least 5.5 in each component) or its equivalent. This programme can be started either in September or January.
2. Have you already got an undergraduate degree in a non-law subject?
- You can join the 2-year LLB programme provided you have a 6.5 IELTS score (with at least 6.0 in each component) or its equivalent. You may also qualify for our International Scholarship. This programme can be started in either January or July, or taken in slightly extended form starting in September.
Pakistanis students often stay on for a further nine-months or a year to take our LLM programme in International and Commercial Law. Again there are scholarships for those who have obtained a 2.1 or 1st in the Buckingham LLB.
After the degree
Some Pakistani students join an Inn of Court in London and stay on to take the English Bar qualifications, but as a QLD, the Buckingham LLB is also recognised by all the Bar Councils in Pakistan as satisfying the requirements to qualify as an Advocate in Pakistan. Students who successfully complete the Buckingham LLM Programme receive accelerated entry as Advocates in all Pakistani provinces. Pakistani applicants are advised to visit the Pakistan Bar Council’s website for further information on becoming an Advocate in Pakistan at: http://pakistanbarcouncil.org/.