Law courses in the UK are the third most commonly chosen type of degree course among international students at the moment and studying to be a Bachelor of Law (LLB), Master of Law (LLM) or taking the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at a UK university has a number of benefits that could make it the right choice for you.
The length of the degree courses
Law is a demanding subject to study for a degree in, but law courses at UK universities are typically shorter than the ones you will find in places like the US and Canada. The standard length of the undergraduate LLB course in the UK is three years, while if you decide to go on and do the postgraduate LLM, this will generally take another year. Thus you can graduate and start to pursue career opportunities much more quickly.
The qualifications are accepted in many other countries
The qualifications that can be obtained at UK universities are accepted in many other countries, because English common law is the foundation of the legal system in those countries as well. This means that you can move to work in another part of the world if you wish, once you have finished your study in the UK.
Lots of top law companies are based there
Then again, you may find that you fall in love with the United Kingdom while doing your degree and if that turns out to be the case, you will still have a head start in launching your law career. That is because the country is the chosen base of many of the biggest and most prestigious law companies from around the world. This includes four of the companies that are ranked in the top 10.
Straightforward admissions process
The UK has one of the most straightforward application processes for law degrees, as it does not require those applying to pass an admissions test as part of it, which is the case in lots of other countries. Often, a personal statement explaining why you want to study law in the UK and what qualities you have that will make you suitable is requested instead.