Learn about studying Law, including Law and Criminology and Law with Business Management, at the 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. To hear more from our law students, watch our video about Law at Buckingham.
Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, improve access to justice, or pursue a career in international business, studying a programme in Law, Law and Criminology or Law with Business Management at Buckingham lets you take the first step.
Ranked in the top 20 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2019, 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, including our Law and Criminology degree, are qualifying law degrees (QLD), which fulfil all the requirements for the academic stage of going on to qualify as a solicitor or 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 QLD in just four years.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Aaron Tate, LLB and LLM graduate
“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.”
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.*
*Legal Cheek 2019
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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.
*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017