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You’re not afraid to stand up for what’s right. You use logic and reason to solve problems. And you want to use these skills to have a positive impact on society, by working as a solicitor or barrister, or applying your legal knowledge in other industries. At ARU, you'll have the chance to join our mentoring scheme, and to gain hands-on work experience.

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Here in the School of Economics, Finance and Law, we're looking forward to teaching you the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful legal professional.

Whether you want to be a solicitor, barrister or paralegal, or put your legal skills to use in industry, you'll learn from highly experienced lecturers and tutors and have a wealth of opportunities to practice your new skills.

Dispense legal advice under the supervision of qualified solicitors at our Law Clinic, enter national competitions with our Law Society, take advantage of our mentoring and work experience opportunities, and much more as you prepare for a rewarding career making a real difference to people's lives.

A day in the life of Law LLB (Hons) student Claudia

Studying Law at ARU

See what Claudia gets up to on our Cambridge campus, and find out what she loves about ARU.

Hands-on experience

All our Law students have access to:

  • Law Clinics in Cambridge and Chelmsford, where you can volunteer under the supervision of qualified solicitors
  • mock court rooms
  • professional mentoring scheme
  • ARU’s student Law Society, which takes part in national competitions.

Hameeda Hussani

“At ARU I’ve had incredible work experience offers and – to cap it off – I’ve advanced to winning stages of national law competitions.”

Hameeda Hussani

LLB (Hons) Law graduate

Hameeda's story

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Business and Law

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU London
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Study business and law from a practical and academic perspective
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of how legal considerations impact management activity
  • Expand on practical and transferable legal knowledge and experience from industry professionals

Fresh Start

Undergraduate

Study in:
Distance learning
Available as:
2 weeks full-time November
Course features
You're eager to enhance your career but may feel a lack of degree is holding you back. You're motivated and want to make the exciting leap into higher education and potentially a new direction in business or law, but haven't studied at this level before. Fresh Start is for you.

Law

Undergraduate - LLB (Hons)

Study in:
ARU London
Available as:
3 years full-time
Course features
  • Join the first academic stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister
  • Cover the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ required for a qualifying law degree
  • Earn an SRA and BSB-accredited degree

Law

Undergraduate - LLB (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
,
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years Chelmsford
,
3 years Cambridge
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with foundation - January 2022
Course features
  • Practice in our mock courtrooms
  • Gain experience in our law clinics
  • Earn an SRA and BSB-accredited degree

Advanced Legal Practice

Postgraduate - LLM

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
Course features
  • Train to become a lawyer
  • Work on real pro bono cases in our Law Clinic
  • Tailor the course to your interests with a range of optional modules

International Business Law

Postgraduate - LLM

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time September
,
16 months full-time January
Course features
  • Learn about the legal frameworks behind international business and trade
  • Develop important professional skills
  • Study in Cambridge’s legal quarter

International Commercial Law

Postgraduate - LLM

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time September
,
16 months full-time January
Course features
  • Develop your knowledge of international commercial contracts
  • Gain advanced professional skills
  • Prepare for an international law career

International Law

Postgraduate - LLM

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time September
,
16 months full-time January
Course features
  • Learn about private and public international law
  • Tailor your degree to your interests with our optional modules
  • Advance your career

Legal Practice Course

Postgraduate - PG Dip

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
Course features
  • Prepare to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales
  • Explore a number of areas of law
  • Fit your studies around other commitments with our flexible course

Law

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Join an international group of researchers and practitioners with expertise in the areas of Law and Society, Digital Economy and Arbitration Law, and Criminal Justice. Our PhD research programme will allow you to explore your own interests in law, supported by the expertise of our staff. As a PhD research student here, you will be affiliated with the Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion and you'll be supported to undertake research that makes an independent and original contribution to knowledge and to progress into your future career.

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