Southampton Law School


Postgraduate studies: a legal advantage.

Postgraduate studies: a legal advantage.

At Southampton Law School we are proud of our worldwide reputation for research excellence in many fields. Research is of key importance within the School and is embedded in everything that we do, including our teaching.

100 per cent of our research was rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment that we provided to our staff and students in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014).

The Law School's international reputation has been enhanced through the work of several research groupings each devoted to a particular specialism in law: The Institute of Maritime Law, The Institute for Law and the Web, The Institute of Criminal Justice Research, The Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation, The Centre for Health Ethics and Law, The Insurance Law Research Group


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.

“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 LawKey achievements
  • 100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF, 2014).
  • The first ever Insurance Law Moot took place on 7-8 February 2015. A number of aspiring insurance lawyers competed in presenting arguments over a problem of marine cargo insurance.
Doctoral theses

Recent doctoral theses completed at Southampton Law School

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