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University of Glasgow: School of Law

University of Glasgow
The School of Law


The University of Glasgow’s School of Law  equips you with the knowledge and skills you need in an increasingly competitive legal market. Our graduates have gone on to work in international courts, the European Commission, banking and finance, international law firms, governments, and academic institutions around the world.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and law has been taught from the beginning. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Law is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

Postgraduate taught degree (LLM)
Our Masters in Law programmes draws students from around the world. The diverse student body (many students already have professional experience) enables a wide range of viewpoints to be expressed in class discussions. We offer eight postgraduate programme options – seven specialised LLMs and one general degree:

  • Corporate & Financial Law, LLM
  • Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy, LLM
  • International Commercial Law, LLM
  • International Competition Law & Policy, LLM
  • International Economic Law, LLM
  • International Law, LLM
  • International Law & Security, LLM
  • General LLM

Programme structure
The LLM programme is delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar-style teaching. Courses run for a single semester, with students being required to take three courses each semester. Coursework forms part of the overall assessment alongside exams and provides a way for you to measure your progress throughout the year. You will also be required to submit a dissertation at the end of the programme.

Flexibility in the LLM programme structure allows ‘tailoring’ of the programme. There are two ways to select your LLM programme:

  • Specialised LLM: At least 5 courses from the selected specialised programme + 1 other courses + dissertation
  • General LLM: 6 courses from the entire range of the School of Law LLM courses + free choice of dissertation

A full list of courses and combinations is available online.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master 
Our two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master allows you to gain an international student experience by studying with the University of Glasgow and its consortium partners across Europe and further afield. Prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for well-qualified applicants.

  • International Law of Global Security, Peace & Development, LLM

Postgraduate research opportunities
Our academic staff supervise international research students across a wide range of research areas.

  • Commercial and competition law
  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Family law
  • Intellectual property
  • International law
  • International private law
  • Labour law
  • Legal theory
  • Private law
  • Public law

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