Study with the School of Law
Preparing you for your chosen profession
Studying with us means learning from academics who have a wealth of knowledge across a broad range of law disciplines. All of our courses are specifically designed with our International Advisory Board to meet current sector needs. You’ll be learning in world-class facilities, like our new Lady Hale Mock Court, and be supported by the culture of the School of Law which prides itself on a personal approach and a second-to-none focus on employability.
At Bradford you can study world-class degrees from Undergraduate LLB level, at Postgraduate LLM level on campus or by Distance Learning through to research degrees. Our programmes are tailored to prepare you for an ever-evolving and increasingly digital and international legal world, in which both theoretical and practical skills are highly necessary.
Our LLB (Hons) degrees gives you the legal tools for a career as a solicitor or barrister, as well as equipping you for employment in other areas if you choose not to go on to a professional qualification in law.
The LLB programme is taught by a mix of academic experts and practitioner lawyers, who put real-world clinical legal experience at the heart of the programme. You’ll develop a critical grasp of the law and its political, social and economic contexts.
The graduate landscape is more competitive than ever today, so we have a suite of courses for you to choose from. Our specialist LLBs allow you to study for a qualifying law degree as well as follow your particular interest in law, helping you to stand out from the crowd.
Our Master of Laws (LLM) programmes gives you an in-depth knowledge of the law. You can choose LLM programmes focused on International Legal Studies, International Commercial Law, International Human Rights and Development or Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy. With a range of optional modules available alongside the core curriculum, you’ll be able to tailor the programme to your areas of academic interest and your career aspirations.
You do not need to have studied law at an undergraduate level to apply for our LLM programmes. If you have not previously studied law, you will take a two-week Introduction to Law course before the start of the programme to ensure you are familiar with the basic legal institutions and sources of international and English law.
In addition to providing specialist legal knowledge, the LLM will equip you with abilities valued in any profession, such as research, analytical and communication skills. This means you’ll be equipped to explore a broad range of career opportunities once you graduate.
You get to spend a lot of time with lecturers here, there’s a lot more contact time, and any problems, any issues, the lecturers are more than happy to sort it out. Atif Bosan, LLB Graduate
LLM Distance Learning
New for January 2021, our Distance Learning LLM mirrors that of our on-campus LLM programme and is taught by the same team of experts. You can choose to study with us from anywhere in the world and you'll have remote access to our academic expertise.
For individuals interested in pursuing a range of career options including careers in legal practice, business, industry and civil society, our Distance Learning LLM offers geographic flexibility coupled with expert support.
A Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) is internationally recognised as the most advanced qualification you can receive. Our PhD programme offers full-time and part-time research opportunities in a range of subject areas. We promote interdisciplinary research and we work together in themed research areas. As a postgraduate researcher, you will be an integral part of our research community. You will be supported on your journey by your supervisors, the programme office and the research centre you are affiliated with.
At the School of Law, you’ll conduct research under the guidance of our experienced and highly committed Faculty. You will have opportunities to take part in a range of research training pathways and engage in teaching-related activities and generate research impact in your chosen field. Upon completion of your PhD, you will have acquired the skills of an independent researcher and have the opportunity to pursue an exciting career in academia, international institutions, industry, government the legal profession, and consultancy.
So far, my research journey has been great. The University and the School of Law offer a great level of support. There are organised training sessions and workshops which provide specific and relevant information on how to approach your research and write up your thesis. Sophia Imegi, PhD Law
Career Booster Programme
Our Career Booster Programme is a distinctive and uniquely valuable resource available to all of our students throughout their time with us. An annual week-long series of more than 60 workshops, masterclasses, webinars, presentations, lectures and panel sessions. These are all free to attend and aim to boost your:
- Academic skills
- Employability skills
- Career options
- Enterprise skills
- Networking skills
Delivered by sector experts, our industry partners, guest speakers and alumni, the programme covers so much from mock police investigations to hands-on experience of psychometric tests. Career Booster is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ opportunity to get ahead.
Find out more about the Career Booster Programme.
Commercial and professional connections
We have a wealth of experience of collaborating with businesses and organisations and have developed a number of initiatives which connect you with employers in the private and public sector. Engaging in these opportunities provides you with the real-world project experience, knowledge and connections that can increase your employability by giving you the skills employers are looking for;
- Get experience in our Law Clinic
- Work as an intern
- Work on a placement
- Connect with our Community Fellows
Find out more about how we work with our partners.
Your relationship with Bradford doesn’t end at graduation as you join a community of more than 140,000 alumni spanning over 170 countries.
Bradford alumni can access a range of services and opportunities to stay connected with the University and with one another. There are also many ways for Bradford alumni to get involved through volunteering to promote the University, inspire current students, and support our research and development projects.