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Do you aspire to achieve excellence in the field of law? Whether you are interested in becoming a barrister, solicitor or follow another legal or professional career, Northumbria Law School could be the place for you.

Award winning, with an international reputation for excellence, Northumbria Law School will equip you with the knowledge and experience to make a real difference in your career.

Ranked 1st in the UK for the percentage of law graduates in professional employment, we are the largest law school in the North East of England. Our facilities include a court room, a specialist law library and Student Law Office. You will be taught by experienced academics and legally qualified staff ensuring you benefit from our close links with the legal profession. You will enjoy an unrivalled student experience through participation in a range of societies, projects, extra-curricular opportunities and social events.

Undergraduate Study

Every student has their own requirements, so the law school provides a suite of law and law-related undergraduate programmes. From the traditional LLB (Hons) route, through to the innovative M Law Exempting Law Degrees, you will be provided with a course that satisfies the requirements of a qualifying law degree (QLD).

Professional Courses

Whether you are a law graduate or a graduate from another discipline, if you aspire to become a solicitor or barrister, Northumbria Law School can help you take those next steps toward entering the legal profession. If you are a non-law graduate, you can achieve the academic stage required to practice law through the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (also known as the Common Professional Examination (CPE)). Completing this course would allow you to enter the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to train as a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to train as a Barrister.

Postgraduate Study

As a professional, you will be looking for practical and innovative programmes with enviable reputations and a diverse and interesting student base from across the globe. Look no further. Northumbria Law School offers LLM programmes, which are accessible to a wide range of professionals, and offered full-time or via distance learning which provides a flexible approach more suited to busy lifestyles.

Careers Support

Whichever course you enrol on at Northumbria, you will receive an unprecedented level of careers support that provides regular interactions and sessions throughout your time studying. You will also be part of a law school that has extensive links with local and national firms and Chambers. Indeed, many of the teaching staff continue to practise and many more maintain links with the profession. If you enrol on the LLB (Hons)/M Law, LPC or BPTC you will have the opportunity to try out legal practice for real through the school's own legal practice – our award winning Student Law Office. You will be advising and representing members of the public under the supervision of qualified members of staff and may even need to represent your client at court or tribunal.

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Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK, with a national and international reputation for excellence in legal education for those interested in studying law.

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Through its outreach activity, the Student Law Office acts as a catalyst in raising awareness of and providing access to justice.

The Student Law Office is an multi award-winning and world leading law clinic, offering vital legal services on a regional and national level free of charge to members of the public, businesses and community groups.

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22 courses found

Bar Course

Postgraduate | Newcastle

The new Bar Course is replacing the BTPC, to support your knowledge and practical skills crucial to practice at the modern bar. Find…

1 year full time / Sep start

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2 years part time / Sep start

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Bar Course LLM

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Northumbria University’s Bar Course LLM will support you in acquiring the necessary knowledge and practical skills crucial to practice…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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23 months part-time / Sep start

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Bar Skills Course

Postgraduate | Newcastle | 1 Year part-time

The Bar Skills Course is the second step in Northumbria’s alternative barrister training route. The Bar is a demanding profession,…

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Law (Space Law) LLM

Postgraduate | Newcastle | 1 year Full Time

Space law is evolving at the frontiers of legal research, and staff at Northumbria are among the UK’s foremost authorities on the subject.…

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Law Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | Foundation year followed by a further 3 or 4 years full-time study

The LLB with Foundation year is a new type of integrated foundation course. It is designed for those whose level 3 grades may not be…

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Law LLB (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Our 3-year LLB (Hons) is designed for those looking for a stimulating and engaging law degree. It provides a thorough grounding in…

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