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The University of Edinburgh has enjoyed a long and distinguished history since its establishment in 1583 and currently ranks among the top 50 universities in the world. Edinburgh Law School was established in 1707 and for over 300 years has been educating and training the worlds finest legal scholars. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), a government-funded study into the quality of academic research produced by UK institutions, Edinburgh Law School was ranked 1st in Scotland and 7th in the UK overall in terms of academic excellence.
Academics at Edinburgh Law School are regarded as world-leaders in their fields of study, and in many cases the work produced by the school's different research centres is of a quality that is recognised as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
The School offers an excellent and wide range of facilities to support your legal studies. The Law Library, based within the School of Law, offers you a superb collection of legal books, journals, law reports, and other research materials. You will have access to the leading electronic legal research resources such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, and electronic access to numerous journals. You will be able to use one of three computer labs here in the Law School or, if you prefer, use wireless access available in the Law Library and almost all of our seminar rooms.
Edinburgh Law School offers a rich programme of visiting speakers and lecturers. All our postgraduate students (LLM, MSc, or PhD) have the opportunity and are encouraged to attend these events, and can thereby benefit from access to a wide variety of international academics and other experts.
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Drawing on both the civil and common law tradition, this unique programme offers the ideal platform for you to develop expertise in core areas of private law from a comparative perspective, and to benefit from research-led teaching from legal scholars who are recognised as experts in their field. Read more
Environmental law is a dynamic, fast-developing and globally important area of law that requires not only specialist legal knowledge but also an understanding of underpinning political, economic and scientific issues. Read more
This programme focuses on the regulatory framework that governs information technology within international, European and domestic settings. Read more
This unique and internationally-focused LLM programme explores how the law responds to, regulates and promotes new and emerging technologies. Read more
This programme aims to equip you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of intellectual property (IP) law and policy within a domestic (UK), regional (European) and international context. Read more
We currently offer 16 on-campus taught master’s programmes, 2 on-campus research LLM programmes, and 6 online LLM programmes. Some of our programmes are listed below. Our full selection of programmes can be found on our website.