Southampton Law School


Postgraduate studies: a legal advantage.

Postgraduate studies: a legal advantage.

Students undertaking an LLM and postgraduate research study at University of Southampton Law School will enjoy teaching and research facilities that are amongst the very best in the UK.

We are a research-led institution that has been placed as one of the top ten law schools by The Times Good University Guide 2009 and received a ‘top quality teaching' verdict from the last Government Quality Assurance Exercise conducted in 2003. The recent 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirmed that 95% of our research output was of international quality, a percentage achieved by just ten other UK law schools.

Finding the right programme

Study full-time or part-time for a top degree with us. We offer a wide range of LLM courses.

Postgraduate research study

Our students can choose to research across the wide spectrum and are supported by expert supervisors.

Leading academics

Our academics are experts in their discipline and will help and support you throughout your studies. Their research activities directly inform their teaching so you will always be at the forefront of knowledge.

Sharing their experiences

Graduates of our masters and PhD programmes are now in influential positions in organisations throughout the world. Discover what they think about their time at Southampton.

Doctoral theses

Recent doctoral theses completed at Southampton Law School

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“While at Southampton I have also been able to interact and debate with people of different backgrounds and viewpoints. I have joined the Debating Society and the Islamic Society and through these have met people outside of law and have broadened my outlook and put the law I am learning into real world context”

Thomas Webber, LLB (Law) and MPhil/PhD Law
Law School Prizes

Each year the Law School awards a range of prizes for academic achievements and other contributions to the School.

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Key facts
  • The University of Southampton is part of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked 15th in the UK by The Times Good University Guide.

  • The latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) rated 55 per cent of papers submitted as 'world class' or 'internationally excellent'.