Department Profile: School of Law
University of Nottingham
School of Law
The University of Nottingham is a research-led institution that provides the highest-quality learning environment.
The University of Nottingham combines the benefits of studying in a beautiful 130-hectare parkland setting with proximity to a prosperous, student-friendly city. As one of the largest and most attractive campuses in the UK, it features contemporary teaching facilities, an award-winning library and state-of-the-art leisure facilities.
The School of Law
The School of Law is one of the most popular law schools in the UK. Ranked among the top law schools in the UK, it is one of the leading centres in the world for legal research. It was rated fourth in the UK in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and has a grade of "Excellent" for teaching.
The School offers our students the opportunity to specialise in their chosen area of law in a stimulating and challenging environment. The School has UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ‘1+3’ recognition for its MA in Socio-legal and Criminological Research. A number of well-established research centres in environmental law, human rights law, public procurement law and treaty studies enhance the research culture of the School.
Programmes on offer
In addition to our general LLM programme, specialist LLM degrees are offered in the following subject areas:
• criminal justice
• environmental law
• European law
• human rights law
• international commercial law
• international criminal justice and armed conflict
• international law
• international law and development
• maritime law
• public international law
• public procurement law (distance learning).
MA in Socio-legal and Criminological Research
This course is designed for students intending to progress to research careers or research degrees in socio-legal studies or criminology. The MA provides interdisciplinary training through core modules in qualitative and quantitative research methods, philosophy of social sciences, and legal research methods, augmented by optional subjects (including relevant LLM modules) pertinent to a particular candidate’s substantive research interests.
MSc in Law and Environmental Science
This unique interdisciplinary programme explores the strong interplay between scientific knowledge and law. It is specifically designed to provide students from a science background with a quantitative understanding of environmental issues. Law courses provide a wider understanding of the European Community and international legal dimensions of environmental issues.
The Master of Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualifications are offered under expert supervision, with excellent research facilities.
Teaching and assessment
We offer a wide and diverse range of over 50 full and half options. Many of our academic staff are leading international experts in their field. The taught element is followed by a dissertation.
Teaching is normally by seminars in each option. Students are encouraged and expected to participate in seminars, which is a reflection of the interactive nature of the programme. Assessment is by essay, examination or a combination of both.
Fee information is available from the University website. Decisions on scholarships are taken after the closing date for applications to the programme.
Information on other funding opportunities is available on the University’s funding database.
In 2010 a Nottingham Law student, Sadaf Javed, was delighted to receive one of Postgrad Solutions prestigious bursaries.
School of Law
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
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- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Law
- European Law
- Human Rights Law
- International Commercial Law
- International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict
- International Law
- International Law and Development
- International Law, Security and Terrorism
- Law and Environmental Science
- Maritime Law
- Public International Law
- Public Procurement Law and Policy
- Socio-Legal and Criminological Research