Singaporean students at Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School has a thriving population of more than 80 students from Singapore currently studying one of our LLB, LLM or 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 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.

Entry requirements 

LLB programmes 

We require grades of AAA at A-Level or a 3.0/4.0 GPA in a polytechnic diploma from a recognised institution for entry to our LLB 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. 

Accreditation 

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

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 University of Birmingham Singapore Society aims to bring together students from Singapore and anyone interested in Singaporean culture, with a full calendar of events. Read more on the society’s blog

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 Singaporean students to tell us about their experiences at Birmingham. To view their comments, please follow the links below:

Wei Yi Lu

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 Singapore each year, usually in January. 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.

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