Singaporean students at Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School has a thriving population of almost 60 students from Singapore currently studying one of our LLB, LLM or research degree programmes.

Singapore Student Guide to Studying Law in the UK

England and Singapore share a Common Law heritage and Birmingham Law School has a long history of welcoming Singaporean 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. The University of Birmingham is one of the few universities in the UK approved by the Ministry of Law.

The Law School and Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) have done a fantastic job in preparing me for my future career. The University of Birmingham is one of the top universities graduate recruiters seek to recruit from, for good reason.

Tymothy Yew, LLB Law

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Entry requirements 

LLB programmes 

Students with suitable grades at A level or International Baccalaureate (IB) may be considered for entry to an undergraduate degree programme. Students who have successfully completed a Polytechnic Diploma may be considered for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes (applicable subjects only). 

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

Students will need to demonstrate a certain level of English language, either through an English test such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE, or we may be able to accept previous or alternative qualifications as evidence. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements, and details on our presessional English language courses.


Students with an overseas law degree looking to practice in Singapore will need to complete further legal training/work and examinations. You can find further information from the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

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

There is a Student Experience Officer for Birmingham Law School and our international students. Their role is to ensure you make the most of your time at Birmingham. They also produce 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 University's Singapore Society aims to bring together students from Singapore, and anyone interested in the Singaporean culture, hosting a range of events to help you settle into University life.


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 Team, both during the application process and throughout your stay in Birmingham. 


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. 


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