Bar Council of India approves Aberystwyth University Law degrees

Representatives of the Bar Council of India during a recent visit to Aberystwyth University

Representatives of the Bar Council of India during a recent visit to Aberystwyth University

28 January 2015

Aberystwyth University’s Law degree schemes have been approved by the Bar Council of India.

The announcement means that students studying LLM and LLB law degrees at Aberystwyth University will now be able to practice Law in India.

Founded in 1901, the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth is the oldest in Wales.

The Department offers a comprehensive programme of undergraduate degrees in Law; Criminal Law; European Law; Business Law; Human Rights; Law with Languages; Criminology; Criminology with Applied Psychology; Law and Criminology; and Psychology and Criminology.

For postgraduate students the Department offers Research Degrees, Masters degrees by Research and Taught Masters. It also offers a very successful and popular Masters by Distance Learning, which attracts students from all corners of the globe.

Professor John Williams, Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University said; “We very much welcome the approval afforded by the Bar Council of India to Law degrees here at Aberystwyth University. This recognition provides our students from India with an excellent opportunity to pursue high quality degrees taught by leading academics at Aberystwyth University and combines it with outstanding prospects for their future careers.”

“The Department of Law and Criminology has a long and distinguished reputation as a centre for the study of Law for international students with many students attending from Malaysia, African, the Middle East, USA, Canada, Europe, and China. We look forward to welcoming students from India.”

Ruth Owen Lewis, Director of the International Office at Aberystwyth University said; “Our International strategy places strong emphasis on partnerships, and obtaining Bar Council recognition supports our mission to forming solid and promising collaborations with Law schools in India. We were very pleased to welcome the higher delegation from the Bar Council of India to our Law department, which has a great history in teaching and research. This recognition will enable us to promote more effectively our excellent Law degrees in India, which is a very important country market for Aberystwyth University.”

The Law programmes offered at Aberystwyth University include competitive scholarships for Indian students and applications are invited for the September 2015 intake.

Representatives from Aberystwyth University will be travelling to India in February 2015 to meet with the Bar Council of India and to discuss further collaboration with Law Schools in India.

A full list of Law courses available at Aberystwyth can be viewed online at: