The University of Birmingham has a thriving population of 164 Nigerian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We currently have nine LLB students and eight LLM students from Nigeria studying in the Law School and look forward to building on these numbers in future years.

The UK is the home of Common Law and traditional universities such as Birmingham carry a powerful international reputation leading to enhanced job prospects.

Birmingham Law School visit Nigeria each year to speak to interested students. Details of the 2014 visit will be posted here when they become available.

Student societies 

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham and we have a lively Nigerian Society called NEXON. This is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provides an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK.

The UK is a Common Law country like Nigeria, which means that I am continuing to learn in a similar fashion to back home. (Akinleye-Martins Yejide Olajumoke, LLM, 2009-10) 

Unique modules

Students considering studying the LLM at Birmingham should be aware that we offer a unique range of modules focussing on those areas which are likely to appeal to graduate employers in Nigeria. Some of the areas which will be specifically helpful to those considering a career in Oil and Gas Law are set out below.

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.

Entrance requirements

Undergraduate programmes

  • Grades AAA at A-Level alongside a satisfactory LNAT
  • Students who hold the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or the West African Senior School Certificate and who have completed a suitable foundation programme, will be considered for admission to undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate programmes

  • 2:1 or equivalent in an LLB degree from a recognised institution. We will also consider high 2:2 grades. 

Graduate-entry programmes

  •  2:1 or equivalent in any degree programme from a recognised institution. We will also consider high 2:2 grades

It is extremely beneficial to be trained at a UK university when looking for jobs as employers do rate the qualifications. (Ogoke Wilson Emeka, LLM, 2009-10)


We offer a range of school specific scholarships each year. For details please click on the appropriate link below.

Further information

  • International Office pages on Nigeria



Birmingham representatives in Nigeria

PFL Ikeja

49 Sobo Arobiodu Street

GRA, Ikeja



Tel: 01-7940133, 01-453787