The BA Law meets the demand from highly qualified students who wish to combine the study law with other academic disciplines, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a career in legal practice.
Covering the foundations of English law, this qualifying law degree also offers you the opportunity to specialise in areas according to your own interests and future career plans.
You may apply at the beginning of year two to be transferred to one of the school's four-year degree courses, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. The school has partner law schools in Australia, Canada, Europe (various countries), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. However, this is highly competitive and transfer should not be assumed. For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to prospective employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors.
In year one you will take core modules in the Law of Contract, Public Law, and Understanding Law, as well as optional modules from outside the school.
In year two you will take further core modules in Criminal Law, Foundations of Tort and Land Law, as well as optional law modules and/or modules from outside the school.
In year three you will take the final core modules in the Law of Trusts and (currently) the Law of the European Union, as well as optional law modules and/or modules from outside the school.
If selected to transfer to one of our four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. After this, you will return to Nottingham to complete your fourth and final year of study (as described in the preceding paragraph).
BA Law as a four-year degree
If selected to transfer to one of the four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. This may be in Australia, Canada, Europe (various countries), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore or the USA.
View four-year course options
Law with American law
Study aspects of American law by spending your third year with the University of Texas at Austin or University of Connecticut in the USA.
Law with Australian law
Study aspects of Australian law by spending your third year with the Australian National University in Canberra, University of New South Wales in Sydney, University of Queensland in Brisbane, University of Sydney or University of Western Australia in Perth.
Law with Canadian law
Study aspects of Canadian law by spending your third year with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver or University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
Law with Chinese law (Hong Kong)
Study aspects of Chinese and Hong Kong law by spending your third year with the University of Hong Kong (teaching is in English).
Law with European law
Study aspects of the relevant national law by spending your third year with one of the school's European partner institutions in Vienna (Austria), Ghent (Belgium), Prague (Czech Republic), Copenhagen (Denmark), Roveniemi (Finland), Brest (France), Rome (Italy), Utrecht (Netherlands), Madrid (Spain) and Lund (Sweden). Teaching is in English (except for Brest and Madrid).
Law with New Zealand law
Study aspects of New Zealand law by spending your third year with the University of Auckland or University of Canterbury.
Law with South East Asian law
Study aspects of South-East Asian law by spending your third year with the National University of Singapore (teaching is in English).
The school provides specialist advice to help you with your legal skills. The aim is to ensure that every student, regardless of background or ability, has someone they can approach to discuss their legal study skills.
We also offer a Skillegal programme, a series of optional workshops on skills such as presentation, communication and negotiation, delivered by a range of law firms and chambers from London and the regions.
The University library houses a law collection of approximately 60,000 books, law reports series, journals and extensive electronic resources. There is also a dedicated law librarian.