Discover Indigo’s featured university: the University of Law.
In this excerpt from Indigo Unis, you’ll find out what the university has to offer, you’ll hear what it’s like from the students studying there, and you’ll have access to information that will help you take your first steps towards applying.
What is The University of Law?
The University of Law is a private university in the UK, operating over 8 campuses and hosting over 8,000 students. The university offers specialist law courses as well as degrees in business, criminology, law and policing.
The university was formally established in 2012, though has a history that can be traced back to 1963 as the College of Law. The university now has centres in Bristol, Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and two centres in London.
The university was recently award Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and 94% of all graduates were in further training or employment 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes survey, 2018-19).
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What’s student life like?
All students are automatically members of the University of Law Student Association which offers an array of clubs and societies across the University centres. The number and range of clubs and societies will vary depending on the centre, but may include Performing Arts, Debating, Photography, Yoga, Rowing, Golf, Tennis, Football and Netball. Students are welcome to set up their own club or society.
Clubs & societies
All students are automatically members of the University of Law Student Association which offers and array of clubs and societies across the University centres. The number and range of clubs and societies will vary depending on the centre, but may include Performing Arts, Debating, Photography, Yoga, Rowing, Golf, Tennis, Football and Netball. Students are welcome to set up their own club or society.
Funding, scholarships & bursaries
The University of Law offers various scholarships and bursaries to its students:
- Each year, the Law First programme which offers £2,000 per year to 10 applicants who have achieved (or are predicted) AAB at A level or equivalent and have a household income below £25,000.
- The Law For All Scholarship of £9,250 is awarded every year to a student from a partner school or college with AAB at A level who has been recommended by their tutor.
- The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award aims to help 25 students each year by granting them with between £1,000 and £2,000. In general, the criteria for the award is BBB at A level or equivalent, athough this is treated on a case-by-case basis and can be flexible.
ULaw has campuses in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester and Nottingham. Campuses are close to local law firms and businesses, and the University has strong links with many of these.
Part-time work while studying
The University of Law has a JobSearch database which lists over 3,000 prospects to students.
The University of Law has an extensive disability service which is offered to all students. They offer much support to students with any medical condition, injury or impairment including exam arrangements and advice on the DSA bursary.
Careers guidance support
The University of Law has one of the largest university legal careers service in the UK with the StEP programme. This helps to connect students with potential employers and advice for legal careers.
Find out from these students how the University of Law has supported them:
You should apply through UCAS for full-time courses, and for part-time courses apply direct to the University of Law using their online application form. Applications are evaluated primarily on academic ability, but the University also considers academic references, extenuating circumstances and the personal statement. The University also takes prior learning into consideration and may grant credits if appropriate evidence is provided in the application.
The University of Law does not make offers using only the UCAS tariffs, and encourages applicants studying towards a range of A level equivalents. Typical offers from the University are as follows:
- Two year Accelerated LLB: Three A levels at ABB (or equivalent) plus GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above.
- Two year Senior Status LLB: A degree in any discipline, 2.2 or above.
- Any three year LLB: Three A levels at BBB (or equivalent) plus GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above.
- Three year BA (Hons) Criminology: Three A Levels at BBC (or equivalent) plus GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above.
- Three year BSc (Hons) Professional Policing: Three A levels at BBC (or equivalent) plus GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above.
- Any four Year degree with Foundation Year: 48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A levels, plus GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above. An interview with an academic is also part of the admissions process for this course; either face-to-face or over Skype.
- Dual Degree LLB in Civil and English Law: Apply direct to IE University.
Did you know?
The University of Law became the first university in 2012 to be granted status to allow its students to work on real pro bono cases during their studies.
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