Law

Undergraduate study

Sussex Law School is a top 20 UK Law School (the Guardian 2016) where you will learn from award-winning experts, develop career skills through pro bono projects and national and international legal competitions, and benefit from study abroad and placement opportunities.

Key facts about Law at Sussex
  • Our courses enable you to undertake further training as a solicitor or barrister as all our degrees are qualifying law degrees
  • We are ranked 20th in the UK for Law in the Guardian University league table 2016
  • 91 per cent of our graduates found employment or went into full time study six months after graduating with a degree in Law from Sussex. (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2014)
  • You can choose from a degree that is exclusively about law, or you can combine your law degree with other subjects including criminology, climate change and business, or do a placement year.
  • If you decide to study Law with a language or American Studies, you will take a four-year course with one year spent in the country of your chosen language or a North American university
  • You can develop the skills you need for your career through taking part in national and international mooting, client interviewing and negotiating skills competitions
  • You can participate in our Clinical Legal Education projects to gain real-world experience in legal areas including environmental issues and housing concerns.
  • We have excellent links with the legal profession, both locally and nationally with a number of academic prizes provided by sponsors in practice. This means you receive feedback and input from professionals throughout your time at Sussex
  • You will have access to our virtual learning environment - Study Direct. Each module has a dedicated webpage where you can find all the information you need to study the module, including links to resources in the library. At the start of a module, the convenor will upload the slides to support lectures at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture to enable you to prepare for the session.

"My law degree at Sussex is challenging and engaging, and the range of modules makes for flexible study that you can tailor to whatever sector of the legal profession you’re interested in. Among the great features of the Sussex Law School are the extracurricular activities on offer.

"With regular mooting and client negotiation competitions, Sussex is the perfect place to hone your skills for future employment. The Student Law Body also holds several socials, from bar crawls to the sell-out Christmas Law Dinner and Summer Law Ball, so you’ll never be bored."

Michael Paterson, LLB Law