The School of Law at the University of Leeds is one of the leading law schools in the UK and has been providing instruction in law since inception in 1899. We believe inspirational teaching will deliver inspired students — inspired to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and agents of change.
As a student in the School of Law, you will study with world-leading specialists and thrive in an atmosphere where discussion and debate stimulate interest, enquiry and further research. You'll also benefit from excellent study facilities, personal development opportunities, outstanding professional support and more.
A degree from the School of Law provides an excellent foundation for work in a range of legal careers, whether here in the UK or in your home country if you are an international student. You'll develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, as well as advanced research skills through your dissertation or final project.
In recent years, our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles including Police Officer, Lawyer, Project Manager, Policy Advisor, Human Rights Advisor, Accountant, Lecturer, and State Attorney.
An undergraduate degree from the School of Law offers you the best possible start to your career, bringing together the knowledge, skills, connections, experience, and confidence that you need to succeed in a competitive work environment.
You’ll be joining a School which has been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top law schools and will learn as part of a close-knit community with inspirational teachers who are passionate about their work and helping you achieve your ambitions.
At undergraduate level, we offer programmes in Law, Law with French, German or Hispanic Law, and Criminal Justice and Criminology. Our flexible programmes offer you the opportunity to choose modules that cross discipline boundaries and develop a degree structure that meets your interests and career aspirations.
Postgraduate taught programmes
Whether you want to enhance your career opportunities or continue on to a research degree, a Masters degree can help you stand out. Our postgraduate degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge of a subject, specialise in a particular area or take a new direction.
We offer a range of taught Masters programmes in Banking, Commercial, Corporate and Finance Law; Criminal Justice, Criminology and Criminal Law; Social Justice and Human Rights Law; and Intellectual Property Law.
Postgraduate research programmes
The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study. Our research is organised into four leading research centres, whose staff deliver teaching and supervision to our researchers at all levels:
- Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP)
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS)
- Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education (CIRLE)
- Centre for Law and Social Justice (CLSJ) (including Disability Law Hub)
The School of Law at Leeds offers a successful and thriving collection of research degree programmes. You'll experience a supportive, stimulating, and challenging research environment that operates on a global scale, allowing you to pursue your research interests among the brightest minds in Law.