law students in university's mock courtroom

Find the law course for you

Thinking about a career in the legal sector? Our courses give you the skills, experience and qualifications to start

Law touches on almost every aspect of society including business, politics and human rights. It affects global trade and international relations as well as business, personal transactions and family relationships - so a degree in law is always relevant.

Study law, and you'll tackle the pressing ethical and legal issues facing society. A law degree is the first step to a career in the legal sector and can prepare you for further training as a barrister or solicitor.

The knowledge, experience and skills you'll learn will also prepare you for many other graduate jobs. With your law degree, you'll be ready to move into a variety of roles in insurance and banking, and into managerial positions across many other industries.

Law degrees

The LLB Law syllabus at the University of Portsmouth really hones in on taking the law and the practical application of it to legal problems – I think learning this skill early on in my studies set me ahead of my peers.

Darren Gill, LLB (Hons) Law

Reasons to study law with us

1. Use our replica crown court

Our law facilities include a mock law court. This crown court replica is complete with dock, witness box, jury room and interview room.

2. Join the law society

Join the student law society to take part in social, charitable and career activities throughout your degree and make friends along the way. You could even boost your skills by joining the society committee.

3. Gain practical work experience

You can get work experience in our legal advice clinic with supervision from qualified solicitors.

4. Start your career with a placement year

After your second year, you can do a placement year to get experience in a range of different sectors ahead of graduating. You'll get support in choosing and applying for placements that fit your aspirations, whether you want to work in a legal or non-legal context.

Our Replica Crown Court

Hear from our staff and students about how using our replica Crown Court facility can enhance your skills, for both legal and non-legal professions.

Law at Portsmouth

Watch course leader, Joanne Atkinson talk about studying LLB (Hons) Law at Portsmouth.

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