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Hertfordshire Law School offers a wide range of courses that focus on enhancing your employability through professional accreditation, work-related learning and invaluable industry connections. You will benefit from excellent teaching and networking opportunities and be taught by experts including practising solicitors and barristers who will train you to work on real-life scenarios. Our strong links with industry, including leading law firms, barristers’ chambers, international mediators, PCCs, Magistrates and Crown Courts, prisons and voluntary sectors further ensure an authentic learning experience.
Hertfordshire Law School is based on the University’s de Havilland Campus and boasts an outstanding £10m Law Building inclusive of a full-scale replica Crown Court Room. We are one of the few providers of legal education in the country with such a facility equipped with the latest technology to prepare you for professional practice. Explore The Hertfordshire Law School facilities.
Why study postgraduate law at Herts?
- Enhancing employability: You’ll get the opportunity to develop professional industry connections through our extensive employability programme and participate in a range of co-curricular courses.
- Work experience opportunities: Hertfordshire Law Clinic provides pro-bono legal services to the community, enabling you to gain real work experience during your studies.
- Fantastic facilities: Our impressive Law Court building is situated within an attractive multi-million-pound site. The law courts are often used for televised productions while also supporting our world-class teaching and learning.
We offer a range of specialist LLM Law pathways, as well as our LLM Legal Practice and recently BSB accredited Bar Practice postgraduate degrees. You can also choose to study for a Research degree to help you gain unique expertise in your chosen field.
Bachelor of Law LLB
Whatever career you’re building, the LLB Law gives you a great head start. It’s recognised by the Bar Standards Board, Solicitors Regulation Authority and is also a pathway to completing the National Association of Licensed Paralegals’ Level 7 Diploma. If you complete certain modules, you’ll also be exempt from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 Diploma.
Master of Law Pathways
There are a number of potential routes into postgraduate study at the University of Hertfordshire. Our postgraduate programmes are designed to be flexible, practical and to ensure that you meet your career aims.
LLM Legal Practice
If you want to be a solicitor and work in the legal profession, the full-time one-year LLM in Legal Practice is the course you need! Our course not only offers the primary route into the legal profession but also enables you to obtain a prestigious LLM. You will leave us with the knowledge and skills required to be a practising solicitor, skills that are highly valued by potential employers, to bring in new business and also to better serve your firm’s existing clients.
If you have a curious mind and questions about the world around you, then you could pursue a PhD. As a part of our close-knit collaborative and supportive research community, you will pursue original research at the Hertfordshire Law School. Training in research methods, supervision meetings to develop your main argument, assessment panels at key stages of the PhD and a good supportive environment should make your experience of learning to be a successful researcher an enjoyable and fruitful one.
Are you a graduate thinking about becoming a solicitor?
The new SQE route to qualification could help you achieve your dream, whether you have:
- just graduated
- have been working as a paralegal but would like to qualify as a solicitor
- have already gained your LPC but are struggling to find a training contract.
Our LLM Solicitor's Practice, PGDip Solicitor's Practice and Postgraduate Certificate Functioning Legal Knowledge (SQE1) and Postgraduate Certificate Legal Skills (SQE2) courses are due to start in September 2023. To find out more please contact us by email: [email protected]
Are you a law graduate thinking about becoming a barrister?
Why not consider extending your studies with our recently BSB-accredited LLM Bar Practice course or our postgraduate diploma PgDip Bar Practice. You’ll develop professional connections through our extensive employability programme and participate in a range of co-curricular courses to help you enhance your employment prospects, giving you a competitive edge in the jobs market.
The University of Hertfordshire is one of 10 universities to deliver barrister training. Work on real-life scenarios, and gain client facing casework experience working in legal services within our award-winning pro-bono Law Clinic providing community-based legal services such as employment tribunals, Free Representation Unit and Citizen Advice.