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This programme caters for those interested in law generally but who have not yet identified a particular area of speciality. Thus, this programme allows for flexibility and choice.
Students can construct their own programme of law studies drawn from the full range of courses on offer. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy masterclasses from guest speakers/lecturers.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at upper second class or above. We'll consider relevant professional experience and/or other relevant contextual information as appropriate.

English language requirements

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Legal research; dissertation.

Elective modules: Arbitration law; business and human rights; carbon markets and climate finance; childhood and crime climate; change and global economy; climate change and litigation; comparative company law and regulation; comparative law of obligations; competition law and policy in the EU; conflict resolution and the state; contemporary employment relations; contemporary security challenges and responses; context of construction; cybercrime and society (attendance and dl); dispute resolution (construction law); e-commerce (attending and dl); employment law: theory and practice; employment mediation; equity and adaptation; EU environmental law 1; EU environmental law 2; financial regulation and compliance; forests, land use and climate change; global environmental law: issues of equity and sustainability; homicide; human rights law in comparative perspective; human rights protection in the UK; intellectual property law (attending and dl); international banking law; international climate change law; international environmental law; international human rights law; international investment law; internet governance; justice and penal decision making; labour law in the global economy; law of international business; law of the construction industry; legal process and the law of contracts and other obligations; mediation in practice; mediation, policy and the law; negotiation; oceans governance and international law; oceans governance and other areas of international law; offending supervision and management; privacy, crime and security (attendance and dl); punishment and process of penal change; restorative justice; surveillance, technology and crime control; sustainable energy governance; telecommunications law (attending and dl); terrorism and the law; theory and principles of conflict resolution; world trading system: law and policy.

Classes are subject to availability year on year.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a mix of exams and assessments that may be written or practical, depending on the subject.


Course fees are still being confirmed. Please contact the law school for more details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 18 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 9 Months

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