University of Strathclyde


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

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.
Compulsory modules: Legal research.
Compulsory classes

Legal Research
Elective classes

Arbitration Law
Climate Change & Global Economy
Climate Change & Litigation
Sustainable Energy Governance
Forests, Land Use & Climate Change
Carbon Markets & Climate Finance
Equity & Adaptation
Law of International Business
International Banking Law
Financial Regulation & Compliance
International Investment Law
International Climate Change Law
Cybercrime & Society
Protection of the Marine Environment
Fisheries Law & Sustainability
International Dispute Resolution & Oceans Governance
Developments & Challenges in the Law of the Sea
Oceans Governance & Other Areas of International Law
Conflict Resolution & the State
Mediation, Policy & the Law
Employment Mediation
Privacy, Crime & Security
Childhood & Crime??
Surveillance, Technology & Crime Control
Offending Supervision & Management
Restorative Justice
Justice & Penal Decision Making
Punishment & Process of Penal Change
Contemporary Employment Relations
Labour Law in the Global Economy
Employment Law: Theory & Practice
Terrorism & the Law
Global Environmental Law: Issues of Equity & Sustainability
Cybercrime & Society (Distance Learning)
Intellectual Property Law (Distance Learning)
Oceans Governance & International Law
Context of Construction
Internet Governance
World Trading System: Law & Policy
International Environmental Law
Business & Human Rights
Competition Law & Policy in the EU
Comparative Law of Obligations
Comparative Company Law & Regulation
Theory & Principles of Conflict Resolution
Mediation in Practice
Intellectual Property Law
Law of the Construction Industry
Dispute Resolution
Telecommunications Law
Legal Process & the Law of Contracts & Other Obligations
Human Rights Law in Comparative Perspective
Human Rights Protection in the UK
International Human Rights Law
UK & EU Environmental Law

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 18 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 24 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 9 9 Months

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