University of Strathclyde: Law School

University of Strathclyde
Law School

University of StrathclydeStrathclyde Law School in the heart of Glasgow is one of the top 14 Law Schools in the UK (out of 97) according to the 2017 Complete University Guide.

For over 50 years we have sought the best ways to provide legal research and education that is relevant in a modern and dynamic world.  We have established a reputation for high quality teaching and research in the UK and internationally, not only in the traditional core subjects essential for entry to the legal profession, but also in a wider range of postgraduate subjects such as construction law, human rights law and internet law and policy.  The international scope of the opportunities on offer is evident in our postgraduate and research degrees; international economic law and international law and sustainable development. 

Masters of Laws Courses
Strathclyde Law School is committed to excellence in both teaching and research as our recent rankings testify.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were ranked joint 1st in Scotland and placed amongst the top 15 UK Law Schools, based on Times Higher Education intensity rankings that take account of the proportion of eligible staff submitted.
Our priority is to help you develop the professional skills and knowledge you need, and employers truly value. 

We offer unrivalled opportunities for experiential learning through our award winning Law Clinic and classes which blend real life experience and academic study.  Our reputation for innovation is second to none.  We were one of the first Law Schools to offer a part time LLB, deliver webcast based teaching, and pioneer a transactional-learning based Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Responding to students’ needs and key social and legal developments, the provision of innovative taught programmes are another of Strathclyde’s hallmarks.  Law degrees are not only available in traditional formats, but by two year accelerated, or part time evening attendance.  Masters degrees such as construction, human Rights law and internet law and policy are available for evening study or by online distance learning to suit the needs of professionals and students abroad. 

Many of our research centres and courses have an international perspective and our Graduate School provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students to integrate into the University and explore the city and rest of Scotland.  Our innovative postgraduate courses are designed to help our students succeed in an increasingly technological age and to do so with social conscience. In a recent survey performed by Which, 96% of Students have been satisfied with the Law course at Strathclyde and 99% of our graduates are employed or in further study.

Climate Change Law and Policy (LLM/ PgDip/ PgCert)
University of StrathclydeConstruction Law (LLM/ PgDip)
Criminal Justice and Penal Change (LLM/MSc)
Global Environment Law & Governance (LLM/PgDip/PgCert)
Human Rights Law (LLM/PgDip/PgCert)
International Commercial Law (LLM/PgDip/PgCert) 
International Law and Sustainable Development (LLM/PgDip/PgCert)  
International Management & Law (MSc) 
International Relations, Law & Security (MSc/LLM) 
Internet Law and Policy/ IT and Telecommunications Law  (LLM/PgDip/PgCert) 
Law (LLM/PgDip/PgCert) 
Law & Finance (LLM)  
Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law (LLM,PgDip,PGCert)  
Mediation and Conflict Resolution (LLM/PgDip/PgCert)
Professional Legal Practice (LLM Distance Learning)
Professional Legal Practice (Diploma)

Entry Requirements
University of StrathclydeNormally an Honours degree or international equivalent in Law or other relevant discipline.  Other degree and non-degree qualifications may be considered, especially where the applicant’s work experience is relevant to the course.

If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course.  The Law School’s general entry requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no category below 6).

Why Strathclyde?
We're a leading international technological University located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. Our commitment to ‘useful learning’ guides our research, our learning and teaching and the way we work with businesses and organisations

The University of Strathclyde’s advances in research output and quality in recent years have been significant.  We are now among the 20 top research intensive universities in the UK, with our research environment and research impact standing out from the crowd. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 69% of the Law School's output received the highest gradings, 'world class' or 'internationally excellent.'

Our academic staff cover a wide range of research topics, from human rights to Scots private law and we host a number of research centres including:

Our student experience is at the heart of everything we do. The University is making strategic investment that aims to underpin our goal of providing high-quality, research-led education and an excellent student experience.

The University aims to provide its students with excellent and innovative teaching, learning technologies and facilities, which are currently undergoing a £650 million investment. We also aim to expand the opportunities for dialogue, and provide students with the opportunity to influence our 'direction of travel' as we work together towards achieving our vision of being an international technological university.

Scholarships and Funding
There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for the postgraduate taught programmes in the Law School. For more information please look at our scholarship search.

Student Testimonials
“The modules and research dissertation component of Strathclyde LLM allowed me to engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem solving with lecturers and peers, giving me the foundation to contribute to this field of research.” – Melissa Low, Climate Change Law & Policy (LLM)

I believe that to become a competent human rights advocate, one needs to be academically well-rounded and a master’s degree in human rights law at the University of Strathclyde will help achieve this.” – Bryce Wray, Human Rights Law (LLM)

“My ambition for the future is to become a Construction Adjudicator and Strathclyde provides the courses that will put me on the right track.” –Youssef Shoukry, Construction Law (LLM)

“My goal is to become a Development Consultant and I know that Strathclyde will give me the knowledge and the skills to succeed in my chosen career field, especially with the modules I am doing.” – Esther Nabile, International Law and Sustainable Development (LLM)

If you would like more information or advice about the postgraduate courses offered by the Law School, please see the current postgraduate prospectus, and email us or telephone our advice line.

T:   +44 (0) 141 444 8600

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