Law (Bachelor of Law)

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Park, Cheltenham

Gain a qualifying law degree on a practical course that offers an international experience included in your fees, as part of our 'Make it' programme.

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Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales on a qualifying law degree recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

You will gain solid grounding in the key areas such as legal methods and skills, constitutional law, criminal law and property law. You can also specialise 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.

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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 level of international legal proceedings. You could hear a live case being argued, witness a 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 organisations 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 practise 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.

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Study style

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 court room. 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.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism and Integrated Programme.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeM100
Single Honours - 2 years fast-trackM101

Careers

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Politics or government
  • Police
  • Prison service
  • Probation service

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Student Focus

Simon Byrne

I won a coveted £20,000 Inns scholarship to train as a barrister.

Law moves quickly. Keeping up with law and interpreting it from different perspectives is fascinating. Medical Law was my favourite module and I did my dissertation on the law surrounding children refusing medical treatment. The law department operates with an ‘open door policy’. I definitely wouldn’t have done so well without their support. The mooting opportunities were excellent. We reached the semi-finals in the national OUP and BPP Mooting Competition.

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International travel

To broaden your international perspective, you’ll spend time at the International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, The European Council and Commission, Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. This will allow you to experience international law, human rights law and constitutional law in action. The cost of this incredible trip is included in your tuition fees, and we are one of the only Law Schools in the country to do this.

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Extra-curricular skills

In addition to your personal tutor assisting with your academic programme, they will help you identify extra-curricular opportunities to gain wider life skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a qualifying law degree, you’ll have practical legal and international experience, plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Your Future Plan. It’s why our graduates are in demand. It’s what makes studying at University of Gloucestershire special.

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Student success

Our graduates have gone on to work for leading law firms across Bristol, Birmingham and London including the Magic Circle as well as for major consulting firms. One of our recent graduates also won the coveted Inns of Court scholarship to train as a barrister.

Our community

We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. A thriving and respected community, our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, our reputation is growing and we are emerging as a leading School of Law for students looking for a well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

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