Middle Eastern students at Birmingham Law School

Recognised by an outstanding international reputation, Birmingham Law School has a growing population of students from the Middle East wishing to pursue one our LLBs, LLMs, or research degrees.

A Middle Eastern Student Guide to Studying Law in the UK

As a World Top 60 Law School, the University of Birmingham offers the perfect opportunity for Middle Eastern students to enhance their academic and employability prospects with an ever-increasing presence both in Edgbaston and Dubai.

The Middle East has rapidly become a centre for international trade and commerce; much of this business is done in accordance with English Common Law which means that a law degree from Birmingham Law School is an invaluable opportunity for your future aspirations. To equip you with the essential legal knowledge and skills, we offer both general study to give you a firm understand of all the key areas of law, such as our LLB Law or LLM General Law, whilst we also offer the option to specialise in a particular area such as our LLB International Law and Globalisation or LLM Commercial Law

As the first Global Top 100 and UK Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai, the University of Birmingham Dubai offers the chance to pursue one of our postgraduate Law degrees closer to home whilst ensuring our internationally-acclaimed academic rigour is maintained. Accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education, our LLM International Commercial Law in Dubai continues to grow as students seek to understand the increasing relevance of international trade as the Middle East continues to expand as a global hub.

I chose Birmingham Law School because of the diverse opportunities here, and because there was a lot to learn and experience. I thought that studying here would give me the opportunities to explore myself and reach my highest potential. You can really step out of your comfort zone and try new things.

Shahd Abdelhameed, MSc Responsible Data Science

An internationally-acclaimed degree supported by equally strong career prospects

The University of Birmingham is ranked as the Number 1 University targeted by the Top 100 Graduate Employers in the UK (The Graduate Market 2021) !

Undergraduate Study in Birmingham

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Postgraduate Study in Birmingham

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Not only does a University of Birmingham degree carry great international significance, but the university also has an impressive network of alumni and professional relations. Birmingham Law School's Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) provides mooting and advocacy experience as well as the chance to get involved with Pro Bono work. We regularly welcome notable legal professionals to our campus to talk with our students, such as Baronness Hale, former President of the Supreme Court, and the Honourable Chief Justice, Geoffery Ma.

In fact, the University of Birmingham has been ranked as the Number 1 Most Targeted University by the Top 100 Graduate Employers in the UK according to The Graduate Market 2021. It is therefore no wonder that 87% of our LLB Law graduates are in employment or further education 15 months after graduating.


At Birmingham Law School, we are proud to offer a range of scholarships to support you in studying any of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. These generous awards range from tuition fee waivers to scholarships that alleviate traditional barriers to further study. You can explore our full range of scholarships, including:

Entry Requirements

You can find the specific details of our entry requirements on each course's webpage under the 'Entry Requirements' tab and then selecting your country from the drop-down menu. We will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations or the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Holders of the Tawjihiyya are not usually eligible for direct entry onto our undergraduate courses without completion of a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our foundation pathways.

3-year LLB programmes

The entry requirement for our 3-year LLB programmes is currently AAA. This includes LLB Law, LLB Law with Criminology, LLB International Law with Globalisation, and LLB Law with Business Studies (which has the prerequisite of grade 7/A GCSE Maths if not studied at A-Level).

4-year LLB programmes

The entry requirement for our 4-year LLB programmes is currently AAA. This includes LLB Law with French Law, and LLB Law with German Law.

LLB for Graduates

For entry to our 2-year LLB for Graduates programme, we require a GPA of 3.0/4 or 75% in any non-law degree subject. Holders of a Bachelors degree of four years duration from a recognised university will be considered for postgraduate study.

LLM programmes

A GPA of 3.0/4 or 75% in an LLB programme is required for entry to our LLMs. 

Accreditation of your degree

All of the law degrees offer by Birmingham Law School on our Edgbaston campus are fully-accredited UK law degrees. Our degrees therefore allow you to progress your legal career in becoming a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. All across the world, many countries utilise the English Common Law system which means that you may be able to seek employment across the globe and have a deep understanding of the legal practices. The University of Birmingham Dubai's law degrees are being reviewed for accreditation by the UAE's Ministry of Education as we continue to challenge students to reach their highest potential. 

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 Careers Week. These feature a variety of invaluable events to provide guidance on legal careers and ensure that students are fully informed about the career options that are available to them. 


Meet our Students

You can hear from our scholars and see how our scholarships have supported them throughout their studies by helping them to fully engage in student life whilst progressing their career further.

"Birmingham Law School was always on my list given the incredibly renowned focus on facilitating world-class learning experiences and research. To experience exactly that while working and living in Dubai was definitely a win" - Zaynab, LLM Student

"The prestige of the University of Birmingham is widely known, therefore getting a chance to associate myself with the University was an added reason to choose Birmingham. Once things started falling into place, I also researched about the city of Birmingham and was mesmerised to see the charm of it" - Neha, Harding International Legal Scholar

Shahd Abdelhameed

Shahd Abdelhameed is from Eygpt and lived and grew up in Kuwait. She now studies our innovative postgraduate course, MSc Responsible Data Science, on our leafy Edgbaston campus in Birmingham...

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Ophemetse Pitse

Originally a lawyer in South Africa, Ophemetse Pitse moved to the UAE and studied LLM International Commercial Law at the University of Birmingham Dubai to enhance her career prospects further...



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.

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