Nigerian students at Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School has a thriving population of around 20 students from Nigeria following a range of our LLB, LLM and research degree programmes.

As well as being one of the top 100 law schools in the world as ranked by both the 2017 QS World Rankings and Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, England and Nigeria share a Common Law heritage and Birmingham Law School has a long history of welcoming Nigerian students. 

The UK is the home of Common Law and traditional universities, such as the University of Birmingham, carry a powerful international reputation leading to enhanced job prospects. Our LLM programmes are popular with Nigerian students thanks to our flexible pathways and wide range of optional modules and in particular, our specialist modules on the international environment and energy, and oil and gas law. 

Entry requirements

LLB programmes 

We require grades of AAA at A Level for entry to our LLB programmes. Students who hold the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or the West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) and who have completed a suitable foundation programme can also be considered for admission to undergraduate programmes.

LLB for Graduates

We require a 2:1 or equivalent in a non-law degree from a recognised institution for entry to our LLB for Graduates programme. We can also consider high 2:2s. 

LLM programmes

We require a 2:1 or equivalent in an LLB degree from a recognised institution for entry to our LLM programmes. We can also consider high 2:2s. 

English Language

English language at grade C or above (or in numerical terms, grade 6 or above) in the WAEC or SSCE, or successful completion of an undergraduate programme at a recognised Nigerian university, is sufficient to meet the standard English language requirements. More information can be found on our entry requirement pages.

Accreditation 

Students with an overseas law degree looking to practice in Nigeria will need to complete both the parts of the Bar course - Part I (foreign-trained students only) and Part II (all students). 

The above information is for guidance purposes. We recommend that students carry out their own research and check with the legal associations in the jurisdictions they wish to practise in for the most up to date information as the regulations may change. 

As a Birmingham Law School student, you will benefit from our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, which offers a range of opportunities to increase your experience of law in action and enhance your employability, including International Law Week. International Law Week is a series of talks on practicing in other jurisdictions.

Student life at Birmingham

The mix of people, nationalities and cultures within Birmingham Law School greatly enriches the learning and teaching environment. When choosing to study at the University of Birmingham you can be assured that you will have access to all the necessary support services to make your time here fun and enjoyable, as well as educational.

Student Experience Officer

Ben Atkins is the Student Experience Officer for Birmingham Law School and our international students. His role is to ensure you make the most of your time at Birmingham.

In particular, Ben organises International Welcome Week - a week of induction and social activities on arrival in Birmingham to help you settle into your time here. Ben also produces a weekly newsletter detailing opportunities in the Law School and beyond.

Student societies 

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. The Nigerian Students Society aims to bring together students from Nigeria, of Nigerian heritage and anyone interested in the Nigerian culture. The support on offer extends to prospective students and you can find out more by joining the society’s Facebook page

Accommodation

We want you to feel at home while you are studying at Birmingham. For peace of mind when relocating around the world, we offer an accommodation guarantee scheme to our international students. Please read our terms and conditions for more information.

Advice and support

All members of Law academic staff have office hours set aside each week for students to meet them on a 1-1 basis, meaning that they are always available if you need further clarification or assistance with your studies. On arrival, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you with any welfare or academic issues.

There is also lots of advice and support on offer from our International Student Advisory Service, both during the application process and throughout your stay in Birmingham. 

Student profiles

We asked some of our Nigerian students to tell us about their experiences at Birmingham. To view their comments, please follow the links below:

Scholarships

Birmingham Law School offers a range of scholarships to its international students each year. Please see our scholarships section for further information.

The University also offers scholarships, including country-specific scholarships. More information on the scholarships available and further advice on funding your degree can be found on our international fees and funding pages. 

Visits

Birmingham Law School visits Nigeria each year. Please check back for further information on our visits in 2018. 

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding studying Law at Birmingham, please email us on either law-llb@bham.ac.uk or law-llm@bham.ac.uk. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)121 414 6431.

Birmingham representative in Nigeria

John Ojeogwu

UKEAS Nigeria
76 Opebi Road
Ikeja
Lagos

+234 (0) 815 8868 617
birmingham@ukeas.com.ng 

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