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University of Strathclyde: School of Law
University of Strathclyde
Study at a multi award-winning university
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.
For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
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 as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, and were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour awarded to our sector.
Strathclyde Law School is ranked 3rd in Scotland according to the 2022 Complete University Guide.
For over 50 years the Law School 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.
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Scholarships and Funding
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EU Transition Scholarships Postgraduate Taught Courses: up to £7,000
Criminal Justice & Penal Change
Global Environmental Law & Governance
Human Rights Law
International Commercial Law
Internet Law & Policy/IT & Telecommunications Law
Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Diploma Professional Legal Practice
LLM Professional Legal Practice
Masters of Law Programmes
Located in the heart of Glasgow – Scotland’s largest, most cosmopolitan city - Strathclyde Law School is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Our priority is to help students develop the professional skills and knowledge that employers truly value.
We offer high-quality postgraduate courses giving students a thorough understanding of legal theory and practice across a diverse range of disciplines. Our students develop close familiarity with relevant legal concepts under the guidance of academics, practitioners and policy experts who are internationally-renowned in their fields.
We also offer unrivalled opportunities in experiential learning through our award-winning Law Clinic and classes that blend real life experience and academic study.
Law degrees are available not only in traditional formats, but by two-year accelerated or part-time evening attendance. Masters degrees in Internet Law & Policy and IT & Technology Law offer distance learning options.
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.
A first or upper second-class Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent. Please note an LLB is not a prerequisite for entry to our Masters 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 for law?
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:
- Centre for Law Crime & Justice
- Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research
- Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice
- Centre for Environmental Law & Governance
- Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law
- Strathclyde Centre for Antitrust Law & Empirical Study
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.
- Rough Guide readers voted Glasgow as the world’s friendliest city.
- Research is of central importance in everything we do. Over 80% of Law research produced by the University of Strathclyde has been rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
- 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).
International (non-EU) students beginning full-time, face-to-face postgraduate taught courses may be eligible for a tuition fee discount worth between £2,500 and £5,000. EU applicants to LLM programmes - who would have previously been eligible for Home (Scottish/EU) fee status – may be eligible for a scholarship worth £7,000.
Meet Our Students
Sayali Walavalkar, India
LLM Human Rights Law
One particular highlight was getting a chance to volunteer with the University Law Clinic under the leadership of my course leader Dr. Elaine Webster. We worked the project with InControl Scotland where we got a chance to interview the relevant stakeholders such as the Advocates and Solicitors dealing with the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
Tinotenda Jakazi, Zimbabwe
LLM International Commercial Law
The academic reputation of the University of Strathclyde, as a leading research institution was of particular attraction to me, especially the rankings of its law department among other prominent global educational institutions. I was also attracted to Strathclyde by the beauty and culture of Glasgow.
Gordon McKinlay, United Kingdom
MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Taking the time to think deeply, read widely and engage with others has proved to be extremely valuable. The combination of approaches to learning have been challenging with a real highlight being the practical workshops associated with the practice of mediation. The opportunity to volunteer with the mediation clinic has also provided valuable experience out with my normal setting which I could never have gained in any other way.
Nicola Sharman, United Kingdom
LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance
Having the opportunity to study alongside such a diverse range of people, from different countries, at various stages of their life and with different career ambitions, was amazing. I think we learnt a lot from each other.
If you would like more information on the postgraduate courses offered by the Law School, please see the current postgraduate prospectus or email us.
University of Strathclyde
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- Competition Law (LLM)
- Construction Law (PgDip (Initial Qualification)/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert)
- Construction Law (online) (LLM)
- Criminal Justice and Penal Change (LLM/MSc/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)
- Global Environmental Law and Governance (LLM)
- Human Rights Law (LLM/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)
- International Commercial Law (LLM/PgDip (Initial Qualification)/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert)
- Internet Law and Policy/ IT and Telecommunications Law (LLM/PgDip (Initial Qualification))
- Law (LLM/PgDip (Initial Qualification))
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution (LLM/MSc/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)
- Professional Legal Practice (Diploma/LLM)
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