Cardiff Law School

Law is a challenging and rewarding subject which equips you to pursue a range of careers, and we are delighted that you have chosen to come and study with us in Cardiff.

At Cardiff, we are committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience that is underpinned by our excellent research activity. Our courses are designed to enable you to fulfil your academic and vocational potential.

We attract students from all over the world and offer a friendly, supportive and culturally diverse environment in which to study.  

All our undergraduate law courses require you to complete the foundation modules that constitute the academic stage of training necessary to become a solicitor or barrister.  Our LLM courses enable you to specialise in particular areas of law, and there are research opportunities for those who want to study an aspect of law at a more in-depth level.

Our Centre for Professional Legal Studies provides the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC).  These courses have consistently received the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board’s highest ratings.  September 2012 sees the addition of the Graduate Diploma in Law to our portfolio, making us the only Russell Group University to offer all three professional courses.

We know that employability is crucial to all our students. The extra-curricular activities we offer such as our award winning Pro Bono Scheme, mooting competitions and client interviewing competitions, build on the knowledge you gain in the classroom and help you to develop many of the skills required for a career in law and a wide range of professions.

We have a vibrant research culture and are recognised as a leading legal research institute. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise most activity was classed as world leading or internationally excellent. We were ranked 7th out of the 100 Law Schools in the United Kingdom.

Cardiff is an excellent place to live and study in, and we hope that you enjoy your time here at the Law School.

Why study Law at Cardiff University?

An Employer's Perspective

Paul Davies, Partner at Macfarlanes