Home of the two-year degree, we are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, improve access to justice, or pursue a career in international business, a Buckingham law degree lets you take the first step.
Ranked in the top 20 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2019, our two-year LLB Law programme will give you the foundations you need to build your legal career. If you choose to study Law and Criminology, you’ll also graduate with knowledge relating to crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour.
Our two-year law degrees equip you to practise almost anywhere in the world: or undertake a further 12 months of study and you could graduate with a Master of Laws (LLM) in just three years.
As a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), our programme covers all the core areas required to pursue a career as a lawyer and to take the UK bar exam. Our part-time law degree offers more flexibility: attend lectures one evening a week and graduate in just four years.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Joshua , LLB Law
“The standard of teaching is truly outstanding, and this, coupled with the personal attention and small tutorial teaching, makes for an intensive yet comfortable learning environment. There is plenty of time to immerse yourself in the global community of Buckingham and make friends with students from all around the world.”
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Pursue a career as a lawyer or adapt to roles in a wide range of sectors, including non-government organisations (NGOs) and the public sector. You will develop your abstract and critical thinking and practical problem solving, all of which are key skills for not only lawyers, but managers, consultants, politicians, journalists, financiers, international aid workers, and more.
Within the first five years of their career, graduates earn an average of around £31,000.*
*Legal Cheek 2019
MEET OUR LECTURERS
Our programmes offer a range of placement opportunities, from the Street Legal Scheme, connecting you with local law firms and chambers to intern at, to opportunities with the Citizens Advice Law Clinic and legal workshops. These schemes offer an excellent insight into the traditional legal workplace and a starting point in which to explore alternative careers in areas such as governance, banking and finance.
*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017