Law degrees

Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, improve access to justice, or pursue a career in international business, studying a degree in Law, Law and Criminology or Law with Business Management at Buckingham lets you take the first step.

Our Law programmes provide the foundations to build your legal career. If you study on our Law and Criminology degree, you’ll also graduate with knowledge relating to crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour.

All our law programmes provide thorough preparation for the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exams and satisfy the academic component of training for becoming a barrister. They also provide the foundation to practise across the common law world. You can also undertake our Master of Laws (LLM) upon finishing your undergraduate degree, to gain specialist knowledge, completing your graduate studies to Master’s level in three years.

Studying Law is also valuable experience for other careers such as banking and finance, local and national government and employment in industry.

We also offer a part-time law degree study option, which offers more flexibility: attend lectures one evening a week and graduate with a law degree in just four years.

Why choose Buckingham

Study Law, including Law and Criminology and Law with Business Management at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus. To hear more from our law students, watch our video about Law at Buckingham.

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Law events

Buckingham Campus Open Day
The University of Buckingham – Buckingham CampusJoin our summer open day to tour our beautiful campus, attend a subject session, and chat to our staff and students.
Law Taster
Franciscan BuildingAre you an aspiring solicitor or barrister, or do you aim to work in compliance or financial services? Discover how our LLB degree can accelerate your prospects.
Law Taster
OnlineAn opportunity to experience our teaching and see a presentation about the LLB programme.
International Conference on Human Rights, Sustainability and Climate Change
The Vinson CentreA conference of cutting-edge findings where researchers, experts, scholars, postgraduate students, academics and non-academics, public commentators, policy makers and activists are invited to submit abstracts for presentation.

Student feedback

“I found the staff in both the Law School and Buckingham as a whole to be nothing but supportive and encouraging of my goals. The accelerated degree program gave me an advantage over graduates from other universities and allowed me to complete both an LLB and LLM within 3 years. Buckingham also provided me with many opportunities for work experience with senior practitioners and judges. I was also given the opportunity to provide consumer advice in the Law Clinic. This practical hands on experience is not present in most universities and gave me an edge over other candidates in job interviews.”

Aaron Tate, LLB and LLM graduate

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. A law degree 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.*

Read what our law students have gone on to achieve.

*Legal Cheek 2019

We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.

Industry links

Our law programmes offer a range of placement opportunities, including the Street Legal Scheme, which connects you with local law firms and chambers for internships and other legal workshops. These schemes offer an excellent insight into the legal workplace and are an excellent starting point for exploring alternative careers in areas such as governance, banking and finance.

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