Learn to use skills of analysis, reasoning and judgement to tackle topical questions with ethical, political and social dimensions, as well as on the legal aspects of ordinary, everyday interaction.
Our distinctive LLB degree combines academic rigour with applied, practical and inter-disciplinary perspectives, ensuring you develop an understanding of law in all its contexts.
We are the only law school in the UK to use a problem-based learning approach as the basis for our undergraduate programmes. We believe this modern, practical method will help you to develop the skills and techniques you will need to stand out as a professional. Our three learning streams allow you to choose a pathway based on your interests, while fitting closely together to form an integrated and comprehensive course.
We want you to feel a part of our vibrant community from day one. Our highly approachable, expert tutors are committed to providing you with high-quality teaching, feedback and support. Staff and students work alongside each other in the friendly and supportive surroundings of our purpose-built law school.
Annual tuition fees
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We offer a number of scholarships to help cover tuition fees and living costs.
Academic Excellence scholarships: up to £5,000 for the first year of study
Vice-Chancellor's scholarships for high-achieving students: £5,000 for each year of study
Equal Access Scholarships for students who are seeking refuge in the UK
Albukhary Scholarship: up to £20,000 over three years
We offer a number of scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs:
The University of York offers an outstanding educational experience and its degrees are internationally recognised for their high quality. Choosing to study here will bring you into a modern, vibrant university community based in a renowned location and provide you with a really stimulating student experience.
Your international perspective is welcomed at YLS
Studying law at York is a dynamic process and a good mix of students greatly enhances this. We really value the contribution students from across the globe can make to our community and the different perspectives they can bring.
Your experience will be a real asset in the problem-based learning approach that we use. As a member of a student law firm your perspective will play an important role in helping this approach to more closely replicate team-working in a globalised and multicultural context.
We have a friendly, supportive community
We have a relatively small cohort of students so you will quickly feel part of our vibrant community. Getting to know your colleagues and tutors is made easier through our distinctive programme where you will be part of a small student law firm learning collaboratively with others.
Come and see what we have to offer
You are welcome to visit the Law School at any time – please make arrangements through our Law School Administrator. We are based on a stunning campus and exploring this learning environment may be helpful to your decision to apply.
What you need to apply
Competition for places at YLS is strong. You must meet the relevant academic criteria and have a good command of the English language. Our langauge requirements are as follows:
LLB Law (M100)
IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
Pearson: 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component
CAE and CPE (taken from January 2015): 176, with a minimum of 169 each component
TOEFL: 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 21 in Writing
Trinity ISE III: Merit in all components
Our pioneering Careers and Development programme will help to ensure you are ready to pursue your chosen career path. Created through collaboration with leading local, national and international firms and key vocational providers, the programme includes professional skills workshops, personal development, mentoring schemes and link days.
We also have a dedicated full-time Employability Tutor, who can give you advice on a wide range of matters, from CV and assessment centre techniques to general career planning.
We have established a wide range of professional links and partnering arrangements. Through these you benefit from 'real world' lawyers as part of the teaching team and gain access to practical, work-based learning opportunities that can help you to prepare for your career.