Our undergraduate courses combine rigorous legal training with opportunities to develop practical expertise, giving you the skills and knowledge for careers in law and beyond.
Our approach is global in outlook, explores ideas of justice and reflects our commitment to providing a legal education that is relevant and responsive to the needs of a fast-moving legal landscape.
Our teaching is based on our extensive research expertise and practical experience, particularly in public law, commercial law and human rights, both in the UK and abroad. Your education is enhanced by our internationally diverse community and the breadth of insights this brings into global law and justice
We offer qualifying law degrees (LLBs) that allow you to progress to the professional training stage to qualify as a legal professional. You can also combine your legal study with subjects such as human rights, politics and philosophy, or take a placement year or year abroad.
“Learning from academics with international reputations as leaders in their fields was amazing. Being able to use the knowledge that I gained every day is a joy. My current position within the Treasury Solicitor's Department is extremely challenging, and I'm glad that I gained such a solid understanding of public law and human rights law; but a degree alone wouldn't have guaranteed me such an amazing job. Additional opportunities at Essex, such as gaining experience in the Essex Law Clinic, really help you stand out from the crowd.”