Key Information

Study Options

3 years

Start Dates



UCAS code: M100


UK students starting 2023/24 (full-time, per year)

Introduction to our Law degree

You want to hone your legal knowledge, learn from professionals and gain practical experience.

Our law degree provides the seven core foundations of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK, as well as giving you discounted access to BARBRI SQE preparation courses.

Study in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough, work with qualified solicitors in our law clinics, and practise your craft in mock court rooms.

If you hope to use your legal skills in other areas – such as business, finance, policy making or public service – our law course will give you the transferable skills you need

Many of our students choose to study law because they’re motivated by the idea of helping people. And so, from your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to work in our law clinics in Cambridge or Chelmsford. With support from qualified solicitors, you’ll advise members of the public on legal issues.

As you move into Year 2, you can also take part in our mentoring scheme, and get advice and guidance from a legal professional

It’s well worth joining our student Law Society, too. They take part in national competitions such as Mooting, and have a track record of success. It could be a great achievement to add to your CV.

All this practical experience is, of course, backed up by classroom teaching. Our lecturers combine academic modules with those that focus on areas of professional practice, such as human rights law.

As you progress through the LLB (Hons) Law course, you’ll have the chance to take optional modules and explore areas of law that are of particular interest to you.

Whichever area you focus on, you can rely on our personal tutor system, which offers regular, structured support throughout your time at ARU.

You have the option to take this course as a four-year degree with foundation year. If you choose to learn in Cambridge or Chelmsford, you’ll study with our partner, ARU College, in Cambridge for Year 1, then Cambridge or Chelmsford for years 2-4. If you choose to study in Peterborough, you’ll stay there for all four years of your course.