Can I practice Law in the UK if I undergrad in the Netherlands?


Hello. I'm in high school right now and about to apply to undergraduate colleges in Europe. I am currently living in Asia and am an EU national, but since I do not meet the residency requirement to attend any UK university at a Home/EU tuition fee, I must consider options outside of the UK. Consequently, I discovered the PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law & Economics) programme at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). For the first year you study all four areas, then the final two years of your bachelors degree you choose one (in this case, Law). My question is if I were to complete an undergraduate degree in Law from the UvA, apply to the UK for an LLM programme, (hypothetically) be accepted and complete that, then (hypothetically) pass my Bar Vocational Course (BVC), would I be able to practice Law in the United Kingdom or would I be restricted to the Netherlands? Thank you.

Hello. I'm in high school right now and about to apply to undergraduate colleges in Europe. I am currently living in Asia and am an EU national, but since I do not meet the residency requirement to attend any UK university at a Home/EU tuition fee, I must consider options outside of the UK. Consequently, I discovered the PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law & Economics) programme at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). For the first year you study all four areas, then the final two years of your bachelors degree you choose one (in this case, Law). My question is if I were to complete an undergraduate degree in Law from the UvA, apply to the UK for an LLM programme, (hypothetically) be accepted and complete that, then (hypothetically) pass my Bar Vocational Course (BVC), would I be able to practice Law in the United Kingdom or would I be restricted to the Netherlands? Thank you.
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hi if you see this please reply as this is exactly what I was thinking of doing but I'm not sure if i do my bachelors in a EU country i will be able to practice law in UK if i do my masters there, you posted this thread quite a while ago so please give me some advise 

hi if you see this please reply as this is exactly what I was thinking of doing but I'm not sure if i do my bachelors in a EU country i will be able to practice law in UK if i do my masters there, you posted this thread quite a while ago so please give me some advise&nbsp;<br><br>
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good luck!

good luck!
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miki3999

hi if you see this please reply as this is exactly what I was thinking of doing but I'm not sure if i do my bachelors in a EU country i will be able to practice law in UK if i do my masters there, you posted this thread quite a while ago so please give me some advise 



You would normally have to the GDL in the UK, which would then allow you to practice here. A masters degree from a UK institution will not be of much help I'm afraid.


[quote]hi if you see this please reply as this is exactly what I was thinking of doing but I'm not sure if i do my bachelors in a EU country i will be able to practice law in UK if i do my masters there, you posted this thread quite a while ago so please give me some advise&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>You would normally have to the GDL in the UK, which would then allow you to practice here. A masters degree from a UK institution will not be of much help I'm afraid.<br><br><br>
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jwpetterch...

Well, as of August of next year, they’re scrapping the GDL for solicitors at least. It won’t matter what degree you have as lo g as you can barrel through the new SQE exam.

hi if you see this please reply as this is exactly what I was thinking of doing but I'm not sure if i do my bachelors in a EU country i will be able to practice law in UK if i do my masters there, you posted this thread quite a while ago so please give me some advise 



You would normally have to the GDL in the UK, which would then allow you to practice here. A masters degree from a UK institution will not be of much help I'm afraid.


Well, as of August of next year, they’re scrapping the GDL for solicitors at least. It won’t matter what degree you have as lo g as you can barrel through the new SQE exam.<br><br>[quote][quote]hi if you see this please reply as this is exactly what I was thinking of doing but I'm not sure if i do my bachelors in a EU country i will be able to practice law in UK if i do my masters there, you posted this thread quite a while ago so please give me some advise&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>You would normally have to the GDL in the UK, which would then allow you to practice here. A masters degree from a UK institution will not be of much help I'm afraid.<br><br><br> [/quote]
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hi, thanks for replying I'm in the midst of applying to uni and this was really helpful. I just have one query, what if I did my bachelors and masters in an EU country and passed the SQE will I be able to find a job in the UK?

hi, thanks for replying I'm in the midst of applying to uni and this was really helpful. I just have one query, what if I did my bachelors and masters in an EU country and passed the SQE will I be able to find a job in the UK?
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