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Bradford law degree moves up national rankings thanks to raft of new initiatives


A student studying at the University of Bradford

Law at Bradford is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. We are climbing the national rankings, have our own mock courtroom, run law clinics, networking events & career booster programmes

The University of Bradford’s law degree programmes have continued to climb national rankings, outpacing neighbouring institutions.

The latest Guardian League Tables showed an increase of 23 places, and an overall rise of 31 places over the last past two years. Law is now ranked 54th nationally.

In addition, the survey found an impressive 81 per cent of its students found graduate level employment or were in further HE study after 15 months.

In addition, the University’s Law (LLB) programme achieved 88 per cent student satisfaction rating in the most recent National Student Survey. The postgraduate LLM degrees achieved 100 per cent satisfaction in the last Postgraduate taught Experience Survey.

Professor Engobo Emeseh, Head of Law School in the Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences said the rankings reflected excellent work the school has done investing in a series of exciting new initiatives to enhance students experience and employability.

“In the past three years, a great deal of hard work has gone into improving the student learning experience and enhancing employability through various initiatives such as  embedding practical skills in the curriculum, career booster programmes and real world experience through placements, law clinics, partnership with professions, and of course our very own mock courtroom.”

Features of the Law programmes include:-

  • A mock courtroom, opened in January by Lady Brenda Hale, underlining a commitment to give students practical experience
  • Career Booster Programmes aim to put students ahead of the game by offering the chance to gain new skills and extra qualification 
  • Our first Annual Law Lecture was delivered by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Prof Emeseh said: “Law affects every aspect of life. Most of the time we think of law in the context of criminal justice or when things go wrong but society exists fundamentally on the basis of law. So a law  degree relevant in practically all industries and sectors.

“Our programmes are suited to anyone with a logical mind, who enjoys resolving issues. We are a small school, so we have a very friendly, welcoming and safe learning environment, where we get to know every student personally.”

The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board have accredited the Bradford LLB as a qualifying law degree.

This means that, if you successfully complete the assessments and examinations in the seven foundations of legal knowledge and legal skills training, you will be eligible for exemption from the academic stages of training and be able to continue to the postgraduate study and practical-based training stages needed to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.

The University’s School of Law runs three and four-year courses and there’s still time to apply through Clearing. 

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