Undergraduate study

Sussex Law School is a highly ranked UK Law School (Top 20 in the UK -Times Higher Education World Ranking by Subject 2021) 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
  • You can choose from a degree that is exclusively about law, or you can combine your law degree with other subjects, 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 - Canvas. 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.
  • You can have 121 support from the Lecturers in Academic Skills and Student Experience, faculty members who provide academic skills guidance to Law students.

"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