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LLB (Hons) Law

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Introduction to our Law degree

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Studying Law at ARU

Train to become a solicitor or barrister with our bachelor of law degree. Get hands-on experience in our law clinics and professional mentoring – and graduate ready to work in the legal field.

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Study at an award-winning university

We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Are you in Year 12? You could join us for a real taste of life as a Law student with our free residential experience this July. Places are limited – find out more and apply for our Amplify Your Summer Business and Law Programme in Cambridge or Chelmsford.

What will you study on a Bachelor of Laws degree?

A law degree teaches you to comprehend, critically evaluate and apply the regulations and frameworks that society sets up to ensure justice and stability.

Our law degree develops your legal knowledge, makes you learn from professionals and gain practical experience. It provides the seven core foundations of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK, as well as giving you discounted access to BARBRI SQE preparation courses.

Study in CambridgeChelmsford or Peterborough, work with qualified solicitors in our law clinics, and practise your craft in mock court rooms.

If you hope to use your legal skills in other areas – such as business, finance, policy making or public service – our law course will give you the transferable skills you need.

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Hands-on experience

All our LLB (Hons) Law students have access to:

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

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Your course, your way

At ARU you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • focus on your own interests with a range of optional modules
  • study a language as part of your course
  • study abroad for a semester
  • gain two qualifications by applying, on graduation, to the National Association of Licenced Paralegals as Graduate Member.


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Accredited degree

Our law degree provides the seven core foundations of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK.


What can you do with a Law degree?

Our LLB (Hons) Law course is the first step to becoming a solicitor, barrister or paralegal and covers the core foundations of legal knowledge and skills to help you on this path.

You can benefit from discounted access to the BARBRI Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) 1 and 2 preparation courses. Find out more about accessing BARBRI SQE preparation courses as an ARU LLB graduate.

You'll also find that this course gives you skills that you can use in related roles, including business and commerce, policy making, public services or banking and finance.

Employers and legal professionals often join us on campus, for events such as guest lectures and careers fairs.

While you’re studying with us, you can gain valuable work experience in our law clinics, with supervision from qualified solicitors.

You’ll additionally benefit from our mentoring scheme, which partners you with a legal professional in your second year; and our undergraduate researcher scheme, where you support a member of academic staff who works in your field of interest.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our LLM International Business and Commercial Law. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore an ARU Certificate for Professional Development, placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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"The ARUCPD mooting module is one of the best extracurricular activities. It develops my confidence, the way of arguing and is useful practice for a proper court case. My team worked really hard on the case and when the time of the competition came, we were prepared. I am really grateful I took this module!”


ARUCPD is open to students in the Faculty of Business and Law in Cambridge or Chelmsford.

Find out more about the ARU Certificate for Professional Development

Apply now for LLB (Hons) Law

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Vibrant campuses

Choose where you study: we offer this degree course in the heart of Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough.

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Want to talk to someone?

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.

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Foundation year available

This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.

More about foundation years