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Six degrees are available in Law, the B.A. (undergraduate degree), LL.M., MCL, M.Litt, Ph.D. and LL.D. There are, in addition, the MPhil in Criminology, the MPhil in Criminological Research, the Diploma in Legal Studies, and the Diploma in International Law.
Why study Law at University if I want to become a lawyer?
If you are thinking that you might wish to pursue a career as a lawyer, whether a solicitor or a barrister, there are two different ways of getting the necessary qualifications. One is to study any subject at University other than Law, then do a one-year Law conversion course and finally complete the relevant vocational course to become a solicitor or a barrister. The other route is to study Law at University, typically for three years, and then take the relevant vocational course. The Faculty has produced a paper explaining the benefits of studying an academic law degree for those students wishing to enter the legal professions. This paper has also been produced as a YouTube video.
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Why study Law at University if I don't want to become a lawyer?
A lot of people who study Law at University do so because they want to become practising lawyers, whether as barristers or solicitors, but it is not necessary to read Law at University to become a practising lawyer. Equally, studying Law at University is a legitimate subject for academic study even if you definitely do not want to become a lawyer or think that you may not become a practising lawyer. That is because the study of Law at University is not a vocational subject; it is an academic subject and an intellectual discipline. For those considering these options, the Faculty has produced this paper explaining the benefits of studying an academic law degree for those students who are not sure they wish to enter the legal professions. This paper has also been produced as a YouTube video.
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Prospectuses and further information about the Faculty and the courses are available to download for prospective undergraduates and postgraduates. Information on the courses available to study at the Faculty is also contained in the courses section.
Cambridge Law Test
Cambridge does not use the LNAT (Law National Admissions Test). Instead, most undergraduate applicants are required to sit the Cambridge Law Test – test developed by the Cambridge Colleges.
Faculty Open Day
The Faculty holds an annual Open Day for undergraduate applicants. The Faculty’s next Open Day will be on Wednesday 3rd July 2013. For a programme and a booking form, please see the Open Day Programme.
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Sixth Form Conference
The Cambridge University Sixth Form Law Conference offers Y12 school or college students an opportunity to experience something of what it is like to study Law at Cambridge as an undergraduate.
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There are 31 Colleges in Cambridge. Three are for women (Murray Edwards (formerly New Hall), Newnham and Lucy Cavendish) and two admit only graduates (Clare Hall and Darwin). The remainder house and teach all students enrolled in courses of study or research at the University. Further information about the Cambridge colleges is available on the University website.
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