Law at The Open University

We have the most popular undergraduate law programme in the UK – our law degree is approved by legal professional bodies, and our law courses have been praised by senior judges, eminent lawyers and internationally acclaimed legal academics.

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What can I study?

Whatever your aims are (a career as a solicitor, barrister, paralegal, Crown Prosecution Service caseworker, teacher, court reporter or patent attorney) we can help.

You’ll have the flexibility to tailor your study to gain a law degree as an academic degree, a degree which includes the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge to become a barrister in England and Wales, a solicitor or barrister in Northern Ireland, or progress to take Part 1 of the national Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) in England and Wales.

Dare to dream big and you'll be amazed at what you can learn.

Kim Riches, OU graduate

What's OU study like?

Our unique methods mean you don't have to put your life on hold to get a qualification. You can study at home, at work or on the move.

You'll get regular support from your tutor and student support team, who'll give guidance, advice and feedback.

Can I do it?

We can help you work out how much time you have and understand the skills you need.

Most of our undergraduate courses have no formal entry requirements. If you have the commitment we'll support you every step of the way.

Fees and funding

We keep our fees as low as possible and offer a wide range of funding and flexible payment options to make study more affordable than you might think.

Your fees include OU course materials, tutor support, assessments and exams.

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