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Our courses are designed differently to ensure you’ll be able to navigate the challenges of the future and make your mark. Studying on one of our degrees means you’ll learn by doing alongside leading academics, researchers and expert practitioners, equipping you with the most relevant skills and expertise in your chosen subject.

Preparing you for your chosen legal profession

We've designed our degrees to ensure you're prepared for the updated Solicitors Qualifying Examination. Our course also allows you to pursue training as a barrister, with our students regularly winning major Bar Scholarships from the Inns of Court.
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Hone your courtroom skills

“The Foulston Room gives our students hands-on, real-world experience of the court room. With interactive teaching, court room simulation and ‘mooting’, our students get to experience what it is really like to represent clients in court. It is the perfect space to grow confidence and develop craft, and it’s the best possible preparation for future success in their legal careers.” John Matthews, Interim Head of School
Through mock case scenarios, you have the ability to practise a variety of legal roles in this space. The room has been authentically configured and furnished to simulate a real court environment.
Moot Court in the Foulston Room

Real-world and hands-on

Work with real cases and clients in the community at our Law Clinic

Unique opportunities for you to provide legal advice and guidance to real people in the Plymouth community.
Led by law students and closely supervised by experienced staff, the Law Clinic provides a hands-on experience. It serves as a valuable platform for you to put theory into practice, while providing a vital service and making a positive contribution to the local community.
You’ll work under the guidance of legal practitioners with real clients making a real difference in the community. You don’t need to take any time out of your studies, and you can gain credit towards your degree, or as a volunteer.
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When studying law, you’ll get hands-on in the law clinic, genuinely helping those who can’t afford to pay for their own representation.

My time in the clinic was the highlight of my degree.

Emma Mumford

Whilst working in the law clinic, we had the opportunity to help those who needed it, and have been able to make a positive impact in difficult times. It was also a huge factor in helping me stand out when applying for jobs.

Alannah O’Neill

Join the Plymouth Cold Case Unit

The Plymouth Cold Case Unit (PCCU) investigates unsolved missing persons cases. We uncover new evidence which can be used by the police to solve these cases while giving students experience and skills – including investigative, analytical and social – to launch them into rewarding careers.
We are a student-led, expert-guided group with international connections and access to facilities and training at both the University of Plymouth and Locate International.
Applications are open to all foundation and year 1 students in the School of Society and Culture.
Staff and students from the Cold Case Unit work on the Salcombe Man case

Looking for a Foundation Year?

If you're worried about whether university is right for you or if you don't meet the entry requirements to apply for a three-year degree, our foundation years may be perfect for you.

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Postgraduate opportunities

Whether you choose a taught masters programme or undertake a research degree, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field.
Their breadth and depth of knowledge mean they are well placed to help you plan towards your future career and give advice based on genuine experience.
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