Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales on a qualifying law degree recognized by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
You will gain a solid grounding in the key areas such as legal methods and skills, constitutional law, criminal law and property law. You can also specialize in a range of subjects including family law, media and entertainment law, company law and human rights, depending on your area of interest.
Throughout your degree you will learn how to argue a case effectively in court, interview clients and negotiate agreements, benefitting from simulated trials and tribunals in our Moot Court Room.
From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Accounting and Finance courses.
Students also have the opportunity to spend a year on placement through the four-year sandwich course option. As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.
Make It international: in your second year of study, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the major international legal institutions based in Europe. Gain rare insights, first-hand, into some of the highest levels of international legal proceedings. You could hear a live case being argued, witness crimes against humanity trial, and there'll be a rare opportunity to have lectures and talks from lawyers and senior officials. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan to have an international career or not. For this vital reason, this incredible trip is included in the cost of your fees.
Make It real: learn from people who have been there and done it. Solicitors in private practice, barristers, judges and in-house lawyers from large organizations such as HSBC and NATO will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight. You can also visit the Supreme Court, Inns of Court, Parliament, and city law firms. Real world application is embedded throughout your degree and you can take part in simulated trials and tribunals as well as mooting competitions. The School of Law also runs a Law clinic where students have the opportunity to shadow a solicitor offering legal advice. All focused on perfectly preparing you for when you graduate.
Make It Happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Final year students get to work in our Law Clinic, giving advice to real clients on contract law, consumer law or employment law. There are also opportunities to volunteer at the Law Centre or the Citizens Advice Bureau and practice your skills with genuine clients. This will give you the confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have gone on to work for leading law firms across Bristol, Birmingham, and London. You will also have the chance to do an internship within legal and business environments. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career.
Through lectures, seminars and group work, you'll put your learning to the test in class debates and mooting sessions. You'll have the opportunity to present your findings on case studies in the simulated courtroom. Opportunities to shadow or work with legal professionals as part of the degree will prepare you to be career-ready for when you graduate. Your personal tutor will provide you with academic support and help you develop your career based on your interests.
- Politics or government
- Prison service
- Probation service