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Bachelor of Laws

Our Bachelor of Laws with Honours is the most popular taught undergraduate law degree in the UK, but it’s not only for UK students. Through The Open University Law School, more than 6,000 students study law with us from around the world, including the Republic of Ireland and continental Europe.

During this course of study you’ll learn an introduction to law, legal concepts, and the all-important seven ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’, namely Contract and Restitution, Tort, Criminal law, Equity and trusts, EU law, Land law and Public law. 

By the end of your studies you’ll have a degree that will be respected regardless of the career path you wish to take. 

Why study law with The Open University?

There are many reasons why more students study law with us than any other UK higher-education institution. As well as all the persuasive reasons for studying with us - such as our flexibility, reputation and excellent value -  our law school is first-rate: you’ll learn from dedicated tutors who are solicitors, barristers and established law lecturers; you’ll receive first-class study materials; and you’ll receive outstanding guidance and feedback from us for your tutor-marked assignments.

Learn how study works and why students choose The Open University.

Career prospects for Open University law graduates

An Open University law degree is an asset in any career, whether you wish to practise law or not. 

If you do wish to qualify as a solicitor of barrister, this degree is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree, providing the first academic stage of training for you to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. Following this degree, you can immediately proceed to the Legal Practice Course (for solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for barristers).

If you intend to practise law in another jurisdiction, please check their requirements with your local professional body.

After a year’s study I already feel I am a different person... Now I can see the future and where I want to be. My aim is to gain a Practising Certificate and a training contract and then qualify for the Bar.

Claire Baxter, BA (Hons) Law

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