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Law touches on almost every area of society including business, politics and human rights. It affects global trade, international relations and can help protect the environment.
As a law student, you'll tackle pressing ethical and legal issues facing society. You'll also develop a better understanding of society, culture and the legal system as a whole.
A degree in law 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 are also highly sought-after in many graduate careers – from insurance to banking, to managerial roles across many industries.
Why study Law?
- On all of our courses, you can opt for the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) in your final year, allowing you to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer when you get further experience after the course.
- Our law facilities include a mock law court which is a replica of a crown court, complete with dock, witness box, jury room and interview room.
- Join our student law society and take part in negotiation and mooting competitions.
- You can get work experience in our Student-led community legal advice clinic.
- After your second year, you can do a placement year to get experience in the field 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.
The LLB law syllabus that the University of Portsmouth offers really 'hones in' on taking the law and the practical application of it to legal problems -- and I think learning this skill early on in my studies has set me ahead of my peers.
Undergraduate Law courses (2019/20 entry)
- Law LLB (Hons)
- Law with Business LLB (Hons)
- Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)
- Law with International Relations LLB (Hons)
- Counter Fraud and Criminal Justice Studies (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
- Crime and Criminology (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
- Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)
- Criminology and Cybercrime BSc (Hons)
- Criminology and Forensic Studies BSc (Hons)
- Criminology with Psychology BSc (Hons)
- Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
- Risk and Security Management (Distance Learning) BSc (Hons)
Postgraduate Law courses (2019/20 entry)
- Child Forensic Studies: Psychology and Law MSc
- Corporate Governance and Law/Grad ICSA LLM
- Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption MSc
- Crime Science MSc
- Criminal Justice MSc
- Criminal Psychology MSc
- Criminology MSc
- Cybercrime MSc
- Dispute Resolution LLM/PgCert
- Forensic Accounting MSc
- Forensic Information Technology MSc
- Forensic Psychology MSc
- Forensic Psychology Practice PgDip
- Humanities and Social Sciences MRes
- Intelligence MSc
- International Criminal Justice MSc
- Law LLM
- Policing, Policy and Leadership MSc
- Professional Studies (Learning at Work) MA/MSc
- Science MRes
- Security Management MSc
- Victimology MSc
- Law and Criminology MPhil and PhD
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