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Law

You’re not afraid to stand up for what’s right. You use logic and reason to solve problems. And you want to use the skills from your law degree 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 in our law clinics.

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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:
Chelmsford
,
ARU Peterborough
,
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
3 years Peterborough
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with foundation - Peterborough
Accredited by:

Bar Standards Board

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Study in:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
Available as:
1 year full-time
Course features
  • Deepen your knowledge of the practical application of legal concepts
  • Train for the BARBRI Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)
  • Study in Cambridge or Chelmsford
Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full time
Course features
  • Develop your knowledge of international commercial contracts
  • Learn about the legal frameworks behind international business and trade
  • Prepare for an international legal career

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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Amplify Your Summer

We're running a free Business and Law residential programme for Year 12 students at our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses this July. Find out more and apply for your taster of student life.

Explore our Year 12 summer experience programmes
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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

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.

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Studying Law at ARU

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

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Hands-on experience

All our Law students have access to:

  • Law Clinics 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.
LLB (Hons) Law graduate Hameeda

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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