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The University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh Law School

Edinburgh Law School



From its location at the heart of Scotland’s capital, the University of Edinburgh has been providing outstanding educational opportunities for over 400 years. 

The Law School
1707 marked the foundation of the Faculty of Law, now known as Edinburgh Law School, which is situated in historic Old College in the heart of Edinburgh, minutes from both the Law Courts and Scotland’s Parliament. Renowned for our international and interdisciplinary outlook, we have been at the heart of legal education and research for more than 300 years.

By studying at Edinburgh Law School, you’ll join a vibrant, active community of world-leading researchers, legal professionals and students at all stages of their education.

Why Edinburgh?

  • The University of Edinburgh is ranked 20th in the world (QS World University 2021)
  • Edinburgh Law School is ranked 15th in the world for Law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 by subject: Law)
  • We offer a range of on-campus and online study options.
  • Choose from over 15 general, specialist or research masters degrees.
  • Edinburgh was named the 7th best student city in Europe, and 2nd in the UK, in the QS Best Student Cities 2019

Edinburgh Law School Old College Campus
In November 2014, Edinburgh Law School launched one of the most ambitious projects ever seen in its 300-year history, the refurbishment of Old College. The design reflects the needs of a modern-day Law School and provides world-class study and research spaces, dedicated social spaces and a spectacular new Law Library.

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Our wide range of programmes offer you the opportunity to specialise in a specific area of law or gain a broader perspective across a range of subject areas.

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Entry Requirements
We generally ask for a minimum 2.1 UK honours degree, or international equivalent in law or social sciences. Law, or a heavy component of undergraduate law, is preferred for many of our programmes but there are some programmes that accept students from a wider range of study backgrounds. Please check the specific entry requirements for the programme you're interested in.  

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities
We offer a range of scholarships and funding opportunities. Please visit our website for further details.

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Research at the Law School  
Edinburgh Law School is Scotland’s leading legal research institution and has a reputation for research excellence in the United Kingdom, Europe and across the globe.

Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Open Day

Join us online on the 6th and 7th of May to find out more about studying studying for an internationally recognised LLM degree online at a world top 20 University (QS World University Rankings 2020). The sessions will take place entirely online so you can access them from wherever you are. 

Online information sessions will cover:
- LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law
- LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice
- LLM in Law
- LLM in Medical Law and Ethics
- Studying online at Edinburgh Law School

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Postgraduate Office 
School of Law 
The University of Edinburgh 
Old College 
South Bridge 
Edinburgh EH8 9YL 
United Kingdom 

T: +44 (0)131 650 2386
E: (for on campus) (for online learning)

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