University of Strathclyde: School of Law

University of Strathclyde
Law School

Study at a multi award-winning university
We're delighted to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time. We have also been recognised for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year. We’ve also been awarded Scottish University of the Year 2020 by The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Strathclyde Law School, located in the heart of Glasgow was recently ranked 11th out of 103 Law Schools in the UK according to the 2020 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 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.  

Masters of Law Programmes
Strathclyde Law School is committed to excellence in both teaching and research as our recent rankings testify. 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. 

Construction Law
Criminal Justice & Penal Change
Global Environmental Law & Governance
Human Rights Law
International Commercial Law
Internet Law & Policy/IT & Telecommunications Law
Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development & International Law
Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Professional Legal Practice
LLM Professional Legal Practice

Entry Requirements 

A first or upper second-class Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent. Please note an LLB is not a prerequisite for entry to this programme.

Entry may be possible with a lower second-class Honours degree, if you also have suitable professional qualifications and/or considerable appropriate experience.

International students can find out more information on entry requirements on our website. 

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.

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.

  • Glasgow is a vibrant multicultural city, and the University is home to over 23,000 students from 100+ countries.
  • Rough Guide readers voted Glasgow as the world’s friendliest city.
  • Research is of central importance in everything we do. We’re in the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014.
  • Glasgow’s one of the top 10 destinations to visit in 2018 (New York Times, 52 Places to Go in 2018).
  • We’re a 5-star QS-rated University (2017-20).
  • £1 billion campus investment (2008-2025 plan).
  • We have a wide range of scholarships across subjects for international and local students alike.

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.

Meet Our Students
Hannah Dusauchoit, LLM Global Environmental Law & Governance
The biggest highlight for me was the way in which the courses were conducted. I came from a university where I would just sit in a lecture room with 500 other students and where we would just sit and listen to what the professor has to say. During my courses at Strathclyde, the groups were a lot smaller which allowed for interaction between the students and the professor. It helps you to better understand the materials and engage with them in a different way. Of course, this also means you will have to prepare a lot more for your classes, but it really pays off in terms of how much you are getting from them.

Sanghmitra Singh, LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change
I love it when law and social sciences interact, and this course has delivered exactly that. The reading lists are extensive, relevant and interesting. However, the quality of professors and lecturers in this particular course steal the show for me. Lecturers can make or break a module. I feel extremely lucky to be under the guidance of such brilliant, extraordinary and encouraging academicians.

Seyram Nutsukpui, LLM International Commercial Law
When speaking to different people along my journey, they always seem to recommend Strathclyde. I also had the opportunity to tailor the course to make it exactly what I wanted it to be, I like that about Strathclyde.

Graham Hamley, PhD Law
The main reason I chose Strathclyde was because I wanted to work with Professor Elisa Morgera and the wider SCELG team. SCELG has developed a strong reputation as a leading research centre on environmental law —especially ocean governance — given its central role in the recently established GCRF-funded One Ocean Hub, also headed by Professor Morgera. I am really excited to be working with this accomplished and ground-breaking group of researchers.

Stephen Blythe, LLM Internet Law & Policy
First of all, the Internet Law program was well known and had a good reputation. Secondly, the fact I could undertake the course remotely meant that I could continue to work full time as well as study. 

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.

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University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building
141 St James Road
G4 0LT




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