The City Law School, City, University of London is one of London’s major law schools and offers an impressive range of academic and professional courses. Located in the heart of legal London, the School was the first in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. With three levels of study – undergraduate, postgraduate and professional – The City Law School offers courses suitable for everyone interested in following a career in law, no matter what stage they are at.
Our exceptional legal courses are fully accredited by the relevant professional bodies and are developed and delivered by our team of highly respected practitioners and academics. We take a personalised approach to your learning experience and aim to develop you into the professional, dynamic, highly motivated, 'practice-ready' lawyers of the future.
World class academics
The School takes an active role in the legal profession, legal research and the wider business community. Our lecturers are leaders in their respective fields and the impact of our academic research helps inform the development of legal education, the practice of law and the development of UK and international policy.
Our relationships with the profession and leading academics give you access to the best legal minds available today. We involve practitioners directly in the delivery and development of our courses and many of our academic staff remain active in the profession, ensuring that you leave us with the skills and knowledge relevant to today’s legal world.
As part of our commitment to academic excellence, we recently carried out a multi-million pound refit of our learning spaces, library and IT infrastructure. Many of the changes were informed by our students’ comments and they now enjoy the use of the latest facilities and equipment.
The education team at the School is comprised of leading legal practitioners and academic staff. All students are allocated a personal tutor upon arrival, who can offer one-to-one support and advice. Courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars and this face-to-face learning is underpinned by an online environment that allows you to access lecture notes, watch podcasts and contact academic staff. This integrated approach ensures that students develop the analytical, research and self-study skills needed for future career success.
With you every step of the way
We offer support throughout your course and beyond. We recognise that our students have individual needs and provide a range of specialist services to support you throughout your time with us. As part of City, University of London, our students have access to personal tutor schemes, counselling and financial advice. Perhaps most importantly, we offer extensive careers support.
- Our Training Contracts Advisory Service and Pupillage Advisory Service give advice to both intending solicitors and barristers and support them in transitioning into the profession
- The Career & Skills Development Service offers expert one-to-one guidance on everything from career opportunities, to preparing cvs and interview technique
- Our award-winning Pro Bono programme gives you the unique opportunity to work with real clients and organisations. Projects include: Amnesty International; The Innocence Project; The National Centre for Domestic Violence, etc.
Whether you want to be a solicitor, a barrister, or to use your legal training in another profession, we have the support and links to help you reach the next step in your career.
We hold open events throughout the year for our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, giving students the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the School and the University. Indeed, during the events you will have a chance to meet current students and alumni and have your questions answered by our academic and professional staff on the course structure, scholarships, application process and entry criteria. For forthcoming open events please visit www.city.ac.uk/visitus .
The City Law School offers courses for students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. Throughout our 150 year history we have been at the forefront of legal education. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of our students and the modern legal profession both today and in the future. Courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars and this face-to-face learning is underpinned by an online environment that allows you to access lecture notes, watch podcasts and contact academic staff. This integrated approach ensures that students develop the analytical, research and self-study skills needed for future career success.
At an undergraduate level, our LLB (Hons) provides a foundation in key areas of law. For non-law graduates wishing to convert to the legal profession, we offer the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Graduate Entry LLB (Hons).
Our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) prepare graduates for careers as barristers and solicitors respectively. Graduates of these courses may convert their course into a Masters degree by undertaking a dissertation upon completion of their course.
Finally, our Masters courses and Continuing Professional Development provision allows practitioners to develop their expertise in specialist areas and enhance their career opportunities.
Law LLB (Hons)
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
Graduate Entry LLB (Hons)
Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Legal Practice LLM
Professional Legal Skills LLM
Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM
Criminal Litigation LLM
EU Commercial Law LLM
International Business Law LLM (distance learning)
International Banking Law LLM
International Commercial Law LLM
International Commercial Law MJur
International Competition Law LLM
Maritime Law (UK) LLM
Maritime Law (Greece) LLM
Public International Law LLM
Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)
Continuing Professional Development
At postgraduate level, our high-quality courses for law and non-law graduates are highly regarded by the profession.
Postgraduate students at all levels benefit from the research expertise and practice experience of the School’s academic staff, many of whom are leading experts in their fields.
The School's Career & Skills Development Service gives students individual guidance and support for interviews, mock interviews and job searching techniques. In addition, our Training Contract Advisory Service and Pupillage Advisory Service offers more bespoke advice on your chosen career path.
Take the next step with us.
Whether taught or research, a postgraduate degree from City has the potential to transform your life.