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.
The University of Edinburgh is ranked 22nd in the world (QS World University 2024)
Edinburgh Law School is ranked 15th in the world for Law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 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 best city in the world 2022 by Timeout and is ranked 10th best student city in the world, 6th in Europe, and 2nd in the UK, in the QS Best Student Cities 2023
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.
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.