University of Leeds: School of Law

University of Leeds
School of Law

Why law at Leeds?
One of the leading law schools in the UK, the School of Law  at the University of Leeds has been providing high quality legal education since 1899. In that time, we have seen our graduates become prominent judges, politicians, academics and successful legal practitioners. With over 50 dedicated academic staff, we have legal expertise in a diverse range of topics affecting societies across the globe today. Students at Leeds benefit from studying in the fastest growing legal sector in Britain, according to the Financial Times.

As a department we are in the UK top 10 for law (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and 4th in the UK for Criminology (Guardian University Guide 2020). In addition, law has been ranked 3rd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020.

Co-curricular opportunities
As a masters student you will have access to a range of co-curricular opportunities which will help you further develop your skills and put your knowledge into practice. You will have access to a number of pro bono opportunities such as PrisonLaw, a project where you are able to equip people in prison or with criminal convictions with legal knowledge, helping them to reintegrate into society upon their release.

You will also be able to take advantage of the wealth of careers support on offer. The University and the School’s dedicated Employability Officers can help you find work experience opportunities. They also organise events such as talks by law firms and criminal justice employers, the annual law fair, as well as mock interviews with local law firms. Find out more about the career opportunities available to you.

Our research
Our national and international research standing represents our research excellence. We recognise the growing internationalisation of research agendas in legal, socio-legal, and criminal justice studies. Our thriving research centres include the Centre for Business Law and PracticeCentre for Criminal Justice StudiesCentre for Law and Social Justice and the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education.

Research programmes
We welcome applications for postgraduate research into any of the above areas. We offer two research degree paths for postgraduate students:

Taught proframmes
Criminal justice 

Business law

Law and social justice

Qualifying law degree

What our students Say
“My experience of studying at the University of Leeds has exceeded all my expectations. The academic staff are friendly and approachable and I have really enjoyed going to seminars and participating in class with the professors and my fellow international students.”
Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law

“Every seminar is exciting and the lectures have inspired me throughout the course. Being in classes full of international mates has been truly enthralling too.”
Ghanashyam Khadka, LLM International Human Rights Law

Find out what our students say about studying in the School of Law – read our student profiles.

Scholarships and bursaries
The School of Law and the University of Leeds offer a number of scholarships. For more information see our scholarships pages. 

An international community
Each year we welcome a large group of international students from across the world. With around 9,000 students from outside the UK studying at the University, student support services are excellent. With pre-departure briefings in many countries, meet-and-greet schemes and induction programmes on arrival, we do everything we can to help new students settle into university life. For further information on our agents and international offices, please visit our international webpages.

Guaranteed accommodation
If you are a single student from outside the EU, the University will guarantee you a place in University accommodation (provided you return your accommodation application form and your deposit before the relevant deadlines). If you want accommodation for yourself and your partner or family, we do have some suitable accommodation. Find out more.

City life
Leeds is a vibrant city which boasts a reputation as a student-friendly location. Lively and exciting, the UK’s fastest growing city has it all. From theatres, galleries, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes or stunning local countryside, there is something for everyone. Find out more.

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School of Law
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

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