A single honours programme for those considering a career in law and taught in a friendly, stimulating environment you will have a firm understanding of the ways in which law functions in society.

Why study Law?

Law affects almost every area of our day-to-day lives and is the means by which governments effect change all over the world. This programme is perfect for students who are interested in law and in becoming a barrister or solicitor, as well those interested in careers in the private and public sector, commerce and government.

This is a single subject qualifying law degree where students will study the core ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board in order to pass the academic stage of training and progress on to the vocational stage. The ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ comprise Public Law, Criminal Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, Land Law, EU Law, and Equity and the Law of Trusts.

You will develop the analytical and critical skills essential for formulating legal arguments and also have the opportunity to study a range of specialist subjects that are relevant to your career aspirations.

Why St Mary's?

The St Mary’s Law degree is a small, friendly programme in which significant emphasis is given to supporting students individually. There is also a specific focus on development of key employability skills.

There is a wide range of option modules including work-based learning placements and a diverse variety of assessment methods, not just exams.

The programme boasts and experienced teaching team including former practitioners as well as research active academics.

Law LLB NSS results 2015

Law LLB at St Mary's scored 93% for Teaching Satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey.


100% of students said that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach and that the course is well organised.