10 reasons to study Law at Bradford

Are you a lover of law? A legal eagle looking to fly up the career ladder? Or maybe you’re eager to learn something completely new and gain a qualification that will give you the knowledge, skills and experience needed to succeed in the future.

Whatever your situation, the Law LLB (Hons) at Bradford could be the perfect course for you. This dynamic degree balances theoretical learning with practical application to ensure that you graduate with everything you need to build a strong career.

Here are 10 reasons to study Law at Bradford:


All of our law courses share a common first two years, in which you’ll gain a broad overview of key aspects of law. You’ll then have the option to specialise in the area that interests you most in your final year. Plus, our courses are open to students from all disciplines – you don’t need to have studied law before.

Get hands-on

At the University of Bradford, you’ll gain real life, hands-on experience through courtroom simulations, volunteering and work placements. And, if you choose to do a sandwich year, you’ll spend a whole year working in industry where you’ll gain valuable experience for your final year of uni and boost your employability.

Courtroom experience

Throughout your course you’ll have access to the University’s new state-of-the-art mock courtroom, where you’ll be able to experience the magic of court proceedings and advance your legal skills through a range of fun and interactive activities.

Make a difference

You’ll be able to get involved with the University Law Clinic and receive specialist training to provide legal advice to members of the public, thereby helping to solve real-life problems.

Extra qualifications

You’ll also have the opportunity to receive immigration law training, leading to a Level 1 or 2 OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) qualification – another sturdy string for your employment bow.

Learn from the best

You’ll be taught by leading academics and practicing lawyers who’ll equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to pursue a rewarding graduate career. This includes Professor Engobo Emeseh, who recently featured in the Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors research project, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of black female professors within UK higher education.

Professional accreditation

When you complete your course, you’ll graduate with more than just a law degree. The programme is accredited by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board – you’ll be all set to train to become a qualified solicitor or barrister and your qualification will be respected across the legal profession.

Diverse career paths

A law degree won’t just prepare you for a career in law; through a varied and exciting teaching programme, you’ll develop highly-sought transferable skills such as problem-solving, written and verbal communication, and research and analysis, which will set you up for working in a variety of fields such as politics, journalism and education.

Learning made fun

The School of Law holds regular mooting competitions where you’ll have the chance to research legal solutions to real-world issues, prepare written submissions and present your arguments to a practicing lawyer – it’s the perfect platform for improving your knowledge and growing your confidence.

Career boosting opportunities

The Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences runs a Career Booster Programme which teaches valuable career skills that will help advance your employability. As part of the programme you can gain certificates in areas such as Sage 50 accounting and payroll, project management and digital literacy.

A law degree from Bradford will transform you into a confident, competent and credible graduate who stands out in the job market and has plenty of exciting prospects to explore.

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