Cardiff Law School
Cardiff Law School
Cardiff Law School is at the heart of the Cardiff University campus, itself located in one of the finest civic centres in Britain. Our students are able to enjoy all of the facilities available to Cardiff University students, including the postgraduate centre and a full range of sports and social activities. Cardiff is a cosmopolitan and vibrant capital city with excellent cultural, sporting and leisure pursuits.
We are validated to offer the Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course and Bar Professional Training Course. Students are taught by experienced solicitors and barristers who have been specifically recruited for this purpose. The Law School prides itself on its friendly and supportive teaching environment and its strong links with the legal profession. Placements with solicitors’ firms or sets of Chambers are available to students pursuing the vocational courses. We also have an extensive and varied award-winning Pro Bono Scheme which gives students an opportunity to experience the law in action, work alongside volunteer legal professionals and develop transferable skills to add to your CVs.
As a Russell Group university, Cardiff enjoys an international reputation for its teaching and research, being ranked 13th in the UK for research. We offer opportunities for students to pursue postgraduate study by research leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD and a broadly based Masters (LLM) programme which is offered in full and part-time mode.
We also offer a one year LLM in Legal Practice which can be taken part-time or by distance learning. The LLM is open to students who have successfully completed the LPC, BPTC or BVC, whether at Cardiff or another recognised institution. Assessment takes the form of a practice-based dissertation.
The Law School has dedicated accommodation for the Postgraduate students, a suite of class rooms with interactive teaching and audio visual equipment and extensive computer facilities. In addition, the main law library contains one of the largest collections of primary and secondary material within the UK. We are known for our hands-on teaching style and we provide excellent pastoral care and careers support to our students.