University of Birmingham
For almost 100 years the University of Birmingham’s Law School has made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship and is one of the top law schools in the UK. Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University with academics who are leaders in the fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today. The latest Research Excellence Framework confirmed that 96% of their research is judged to be internationally recognised.
Based in the city of Birmingham, the UK’s second city, the University benefits from having an outstanding campus. Birmingham Law School is housed in its own attractive building, part of the original redbrick of the University, in the heart of the spacious, leafy grounds.
Birmingham is a truly global university producing world-leading research. The University benefits from mutual partnerships with a wide range of international institutions and hosts a large international community of researchers and students. The University's law students come from all around the world which greatly enriches the learning and teaching environment. The Law School's wide range of legal programmes, depth and flexibility in module choice and extra-curricular support for students ensure the offer of an outstanding educational experience.
The University of Birmingham is one of the most popular British universities for Canadian students choosing to study law overseas. There are almost 90 Canadian students currently studying at Birmingham - the majority of whom are on the LLB for Graduates programme - and law students have the option to study a module in Canadian Constitutional Law. There is also a University Canadian Society which brings together Canadian and non-Canadian students alike, in order to assist with career transition and promote Canadian culture.
As well as having one of the UK's oldest and largest student-run law societies, the Holdsworth Club, the Law School also offers the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) which radically extends the provision of extra-curricular activities to enhance students’ employability and increase their experience of law in action: including pro bono, mooting and debating. In the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards in 2018 Canadian student Catherine Ruta won the Best Contribution by an Individual Student for her work as Pro Bono Group Chair.
There are a full range of careers events available to students, which are useful for supporting their job search in any country, from sessions on preparing job applications, to support obtaining work experience in England, and visits to leading firms, along with the annual law fair. There is also a specific careers programme for Canadian students including an annual Canadian Careers Conference. The Law School has many alumni who have gone on to successful legal careers in Canada.
Do you want to learn more about the study options at Birmingham? Contact us for more information about studying law in the UK.
FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
- Number of students at the university: approx. 30,000
- Number of international students: over 8,700 (including over 400 international law students)
- Tuition fees: TBD for 2020 entry. Please contact your advisor for updates.
- Accommodation cost: TBD for 2020 entry. Please contact your advisor for updates.
- Location of university: Birmingham, the UK’s second city
- Number of inhabitants in town/city: over 1 million
- Nearest Airport: Birmingham airport
- Scholarships: Please contact your advisor regarding scholarships at the University of Birmingham.
- Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Ranking: Gold
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