Entry requirements

PhD: a first or second class Honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification. LLM/MPhil: a degree from a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Strathclyde Law School is committed to excellence in both teaching and research as our recent rankings testify. We hold the highest grade possible (‘exemplary’) after the official independent review conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 60 per cent of the Law School’s output received the highest gradings - 4* ‘world-class’ or 3* ‘internationally excellent’ – placing us seventh best in the UK (out of 67) and top in Scotland.

That is the finding of the much-awaited official assessment of the quality of research conducted by staff in all UK Law Schools. Published on the 18th December, the results are emphatic: Strathclyde Law School’s academic staff are among the top experts in their fields, whose research is recognised as being not just nationally but internationally excellent.

Current research themes:
Criminal Justice
Dispute Resolution
Human Rights
Legal Profession
Scots Private Law

Department specialisms

Computers and the Law; Criminal Law; Employment Law; European Law; Family Law; Human Rights Law; International Business Law; Medical Law; Law of Obligations; Social Welfare Law; Socio-Legal Studies.

Fees and funding

MacDonalds studentship in computers and law, McCallum bursary in commercial or property law; Campbell Burns research scholarships; University research scholarships...

Qualification and course duration


full time
33 months
part time
48 months


full time
12 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Law School
+44 (0)141 548 3738