Department profile

Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Trent University
2016/17 edition

About Nottingham Law School

Why Nottingham Law School?

Nottingham Law School is one of the largest university Law schools in the UK with a long-established national and international reputation for modern legal education. In recognition of the School’s innovative teaching and commitment to social mobility and diversity we were awarded Legal Education Provider of the Year at the 2016 Solicitors Journal Awards.

Our courses

As a fully serviced Law school, we offer courses at every stage of legal training. Our postgraduate and professional courses are designed to provide practical skills training and specialist knowledge in preparation for your legal career.

Our professional LLM Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) are enhanced Masters qualifications, providing the next step in your legal path to becoming a solicitor or barrister. We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course, a stepping stone for non-Law graduates who wish to take the first step in their legal career.

Our suite of Masters in Law (LLM) courses offers varied and exciting opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and skills across a range of subject areas. Our flexible approach means you can choose to study full-time or part-time and we also offer a number of subjects through distance learning.

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Our courses


Graduate Diploma in Law
Graduate Diploma in Law (Distance Learning)
LLM Legal Practice Course
LLM Legal Practice Course (Part Time)
LLM Bar Professional Training Course


Corporate and Insolvency Law (FT, PT, DL)
Health Law and Ethics (FT, PT)
Human Rights and Justice (FT, PT)
Intellectual Property Law (FT, PT)
International Trade and Commercial Law (FT, PT, DL)
Law (FT, PT)
Oil, Gas and Mining Law (FT, PT, DL)
Sports Law (FT, PT)
Dual LLM in Corporate and Insolvency Law / European and Insolvency Law (FT)
Legal Practice (DL only)

Teaching and research

Many of our academic staff come from a practitioner background and can relate to the expectations and skills needed to succeed in a professional environment. As well as this we have six well-established research centres in the following areas: Advocacy; Business and Insolvency Law; Conflict, Rights and Justice; Legal Education; Mediation and Dispute Resolution; and Sports Law. These Centres attract some of the leading-experts in their specialist areas

Legal Advice Centre

Nottingham Law School has its own Legal Advice Centre (LAC). The Centre is a teaching law firm offering pro bono services to the local community and providing students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in practice. The Centre has been granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and is the only Free Representation Unit (FRU) outside of London. Students represent clients at employment and social security tribunals, with supervision from our staff.

The LAC has recently won two national awards at the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards for commitment to providing access to justice.


Visiting us

We host a number of professional and postgraduate open days and drop-in events throughout the year. To view the dates available and to book your place visit our events webpage.


Fees funding and scholarships

We offer a number of competitive scholarships to home, EU and international students. Visit the fees, funding and scholarships section on the Nottingham Business School website for more information.


There’s a wide range of student accommodation in Nottingham, including a great mix of purpose- built, contemporary student rooms. We’re here to help you find a home in the city, and wherever possible we’ll put you with other postgraduate or mature students. Visit our website to view the accommodation on offer.

How to apply

Visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Contact details

Nottingham Law School
50 Shakespeare Street
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