The Stirling Law School is new, innovative, dynamic and vibrant, and offers a full range of degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is small and friendly and staff and students get to know each other quickly. The School was founded in 2005 and has developed a strong reputation for excellence in legal education and scholarship. It is part of the Division of Law and Philosophy in the School of Arts and Humanities.
If you are interested in studying for an undergraduate degree at the Law School, please click on LLB or BA in Law programmes. The LLB is professionally accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates. It is designed for those who intend to qualify as lawyers in Scotland or those who want to graduate with a high status specialist degree in law. The LLB is also available as a two-year graduate degree: for information, please click on Accelerated LLB. The BA in Law programmes are for students who want a challenging and rewarding university education in law but who do not intend entering the legal profession in Scotland. Students taking the BA in Law programmes often combine law with other subjects, such as Business, Finance, Criminology, Sports Studies or Politics.
The Law School also offers innovative taught Masters degree programmes. For information, please click on LLM in International Energy Law and Policy, MLitt in Digital Media, Publishing and Law , LLM/MSc International Environmental Policy and Governance or LLM in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Our students highlight excellent teaching, the support and enthusiasm of the staff and being part of a small, friendly law school as some of the factors which they particularly like about Stirling. Read what our students say about studying at Stirling here.
There is a thriving research student community in the Law School. If you would like to find out more about studying for a PhD with us please click on Research.
The School has a strong reputation for excellence in research, and staff are committed to producing high quality publications, which impact on legal scholarship and outside academia. Staff research is used for the benefit of students in teaching. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 5% of our research was judged to be world leading, 35% of international excellence, 30% of international quality, with the remaining 30% of at least national quality. For further information, please click on Research.
The Stirling Law School is based in the Pathfoot Building, the home of the School of Arts and Humanities. Pathfoot is a fine example of 1960s modernist architecture and is a listed building. It also houses the University's art collection, including internationally important paintings by the Scottish Colourist J.D. Fergusson, and is a bright, modern and well-equipped working environment for both students and staff.