Why Edinburgh Law School

Postgraduate study is an excellent way to lay the foundations for your chosen career path straight after graduating or it can help you boost an existing career many years later.

At Edinburgh Law School we offer a great choice of postgraduate programmes suitable for a diverse range of study or career needs, whatever your background or circumstances.

You’ll benefit from a wealth of resources and opportunities that you'd expect to find at a large world-leading university but at the Law School you’ll also be part of a tight-knit international postgraduate community.

We're one of the best UK law schools

When choosing where to study, a university with a strong reputation may be quite high on your priority list and the University of Edinburgh name is one that has high impact all around the world.

Where we rank:

"... Edinburgh was simply a great place to live. It is such a vibrant city with all amenities of a modern capital city but at the same time a place full of history and cosy alleys. Moreover, it is the perfect base to visit the innumerable beautiful places in Scotland. I am confident that no one who takes the step to Edinburgh to study for an LL.M.will ever regret this decision. I had an unforgettable time and can today call myself lucky to have friends all around the globe. The fact that these friendships have been so warm and close even during the months after we all went back home has only confirmed my initial feeling that the Edinburgh experience is something special and does not stop at the day of graduation. It is an experience that lasts a lifetime." - Nils Andras, LLM in Law Graduate 2017

We'll support you to reach your career goals

All of our students have access to a specialist law careers advisor who can offer tailored support for your career planning and development.

We also build useful skills into our teaching and assessment, encouraging our students' written and presentation skills and communication and analytical abilities, as well as developing your knowledge in your chosen area.

You'll be part of an impressive network

As a postgraduate student at Edinburgh Law School, you'll learn directly from academics whose work is influencing policy and practice, both here in the UK and worldwide.

You'll study alongside students who come from an exceptional range of countries and professional or academic backgrounds, and whose perspectives will only enrich class discussions.

Of course, your time with us is not all about study. The University has a large choice of student societies to join or you can get involved with the Law School's own student-led postgraduate communities to help you forge friendships outside of class.

Student communities

Edinburgh Law Postgraduate Hub arranges social events to help the Law School's postgraduate students get to know each other. 

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Edinburgh Law Connections is an alumni community specifically for LLM or MSc graduates. The group organises regular networking events with former students.

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We offer lots of choice

Whether you are considering a PhD or a taught programme, you'll find an exceptional breadth of topics on offer here, from criminal justice to commercial law, or from intellectual property to international banking regulation.

You can study with us here at Edinburgh or from afar thanks to our Online Learning programmes.