We are the largest provider of legal education in the UK*. At The University of Law, we go beyond academic excellence. Our guiding principle is that our students are taught in a realistic, professional and contemporary context, with plenty of practical interactive engagement and one-to-one teaching and support. This has earned us a 5 Star QS rating, and allowed our alumni to achieve extraordinary things.
5 Star Rating
In June 2021, The University of Law were earned 5 Stars in the World University Rankings, by global higher education analysts, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
QS states a typical five-star institution is: “generally world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoys an excellent reputation and has cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.”
As well as achieving an overall 5 Star rating as an institution and for the Law subject, The University of Law have achieved 5 stars in:
- Online Learning
- Academic Development
- And a further 4 Stars for Specialist Criteria for our LLB and Internationalisation.
National Student Survey - First in Teaching
In the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS), we ranked first among universities in England for the critical category of ‘teaching on my course’ and first for the criteria that ‘staff are good at explaining things’
We were ranked fourth among universities in England for Overall Student Satisfaction in 2021.
The University also achieved top ten rankings in England for fourteen categories including:
- ‘Marking and assessment has been fair’
- ‘My course has provided me with the opportunity to apply what I have learned’
- ‘The criteria used in marking have been clear in advance’
- ‘The course is intellectually stimulating.’
In 2020, we ranked first for ‘Student Satisfaction’ among Universities in England with 91% of students agreeing that they are satisfied with the overall quality of their course at ULaw.
A Worldwide University
We have a choice of 16 locations in 15 cities across the UK, plus international locations in Berlin and Hong Kong.
All are close to thriving commercial centres, leading law firms and barristers’ chambers, with excellent transport links.
Our QS rating reflects areas of excellence across all of our campuses in England, its partnership Universities and increased recognition for our international presence at GISMA in Berlin and Hong Kong.
Our expertise and dedication to your employability is ingrained into the learning experience, with carefully designed courses that incorporate real-world elements of law and business.
Through innovative teaching and strong links with professional bodies, law firms, businesses, and chambers across the world, we want to support you to make your aspirations a reality. You will also learn using our unique and innovative Prepare, Engage, Consolidate (PEC) learning model, amongst several others.
Learn Your Way
With an extensive online offering, you can learn from anywhere in the world at ULaw.
The ULaw Online Campus is our dedicated online campus bringing together a community of students and professionals from law and business technology to provide a high quality and flexible way for students to achieve their ambitions.
Future Academic Model
Our new learning and teaching strategy prepares our graduates for a changing world ahead.
The model is underpinned by a focus on digital strategies and providing an outstanding and distinguishable learning pathway.
Powerful Connections with 94 of the top 100 law firms
We have a vast network in the legal industry and deliver legal training to 94 of the top 100 law firms, with exclusive relationships with 60 of the top UK law firms and many of the most prestigious US firms in the UK, including those listed below.
Why choose a career in law?
Hear from UK law firms on what a career in law can offer.
With one of the largest careers services in the UK, ULaw provides the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your career.
In 2019/20, 94% of postgraduate students were in highly skilled occupations within 15 months of graduating with us (HESA 2022).
Our specialist advice and exceptional networking experiences have allowed us to train more practising lawyers and business professionals than anywhere else in the UK.
Our Employment Promise
Our career-focussed courses have been designed to support you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking and the professional skills that employers are looking for.
We're so confident that you'll succeed with our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2), LPC or PG Business courses, that we offer you our Employment Promise. If you don’t get a job in the first nine months after graduating, we’ll give you your course fees back - up to 50% as cash back and 50% as credit towards another course.*
Expert Advisory Board
The University of Law Business School Advisory Board supports the School in achieving transformational and innovative education, and provides a productive link between students, educators and industry practitioners.
The Board is led by high-level business executives from leading international organisations. The members of the board have been selected for their continued excellence in their sectors and their commitment to future generations of business leaders.
Scholarships and Bursaries To Set You up for Success
We have a fund of over £2m and a range of scholarships and bursaries based on need and/or merit which are accessible to students of all backgrounds.
- The Lord Blunkett Widening Access award, available for undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Choose Law Full Fee scholarships, including the Sadiq Khan and Baroness Warsi Set for Success Awards
- Business and Law First Scholarships
- Career Changer Scholarships to support those who are coming back into education to re-train for a new career.
We also support the Law Society Diversity Access scheme, the Birmingham Law Society Diversity Inclusion scheme and a number of other foundations to provide support to students.
Wellbeing and Support
Our support teams provide advice and guidance for a range of student needs, whether it be research, health or personal wellbeing.
With Counsellors, Student Welfare Advisors and Disability Support Advisors, you can be confident that whatever may happen during your studies, we’ve got your back.
Whether you want greater flexibility with your learning or to experience life in a new city, you can take your pick.
CampuSwitch provides the opportunity to study at any of our seventeen campuses globally or make the switch to online learning.
MyULaw App Everything You Need, in One Place
Enjoy our MyULaw app where you can access support from wherever you are, at any time.
The app has a range of useful resources:
- Covid-19 advice and updates
- Wellbeing resources
- Campus map
- Quick polls
The app provides digital access to your timetable, course and library materials so you can learn on the go.
The University of Law BAME Advocate scheme recruits current students to work together with University staff to support and empower BAME students.
The BAME Advocates support BAME students from all the courses and campuses of the University to express their opinions on their student experience in a safe space, and they work with the University to co-create and co-deliver activities and events aimed at improving the experiences and outcomes of BAME students.
Equality, Divresity & Inclusion
At ULaw, equality, diversity and inclusion is a top priority. We regularly hold events and publish content, such as our Diversity Matters campaign, as part of our wider Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activities exploring a variety of themes in detail.
Diversity Matters presents both current and potential students and staff members the opportunity to hear from inspiring EDI advocates and get involved in the conversation.
Outstanding Alumni Network
Our talented pool of more than 81,000 alumni hold senior roles in law firms, chambers, major businesses and government across the globe, a track record which truly speaks for itself.
Our expansive legal alumni group provides law and business students exceptional networking opportunities.
Join the Alumni Network After Graduating
Your time with us doesn’t end once you've completed your studies. As a graduate you are eligible to become a member of our Alumni Network – joining our global community of over 80,000 alumni from over 103 countries.
Alumni Loyalty Scheme
Alumni also benefit from our Alumni Network Loyalty Scheme, with up to £1000 discount off our postgraduate courses.