Department profile

Warwick Law School

University of Warwick
2023/24 edition

About Warwick Law School

The Law School

Warwick Law School pioneered the study of law in its social, political and economic context. The School’s research follows many tracks, emphasising historical, international, comparative, theoretical and cross-cultural approaches. Its contextual approach encompasses criminal, commercial, corporate, environmental and human rights law. Interdisciplinary strengths include, law and development, law and gender and law and humanities.

Our research underpins how we teach, leading to distinctive research-led modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our graduates are sought after for their strengths in both legal doctrine and in thinking about law imaginatively and contextually. The desirability of these skills is reflected in our graduates’ high employment rates.

Student Population

With a strong reputation for being an international trail-blazer, Warwick welcomes students from over 139 countries, and currently has more than 23,000 students, approximately 10,000 of which are postgraduates. At any one time, the Law School’s postgraduate community will consist of around 150 students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including practicing lawyers, government officials, judges, members of national and international NGOs, academics and officials from international organisations.


Located in the heart of England, on the county borders of Warwickshire and the West Midlands, the University’s beautifully landscaped campus is unique. Providing a vibrant and multicultural environment; it offers a good balance between studying and relaxing. The University offers you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment, with excellent facilities.

There is an extensive library (with a dedicated law librarian), an award winning careers service, a state of the art learning grid, an excellent Sports Centre and language centre, a buzzing Students’ Union and the largest performing Arts Centre of its kind outside London.


In addition to excellent knowledge, skills and attitude, LLM applicants should have an upper second class honours degree in law or a related social science discipline, together with a high proficiency in the English language.

We also offer postgraduate research degrees, allowing for both full-time and part-time study, at master’s degree and doctoral levels. You should have either a Master’s degree or a good first degree, with evidence of an ability to carry out independent research.

Assessment and Rankings

The University of Warwick is consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 Universities in the UK.

Scholarships and Funding

There are a number of opportunities to secure funding for your studies here at Warwick, for both taught postgraduates and research students. There are a number of University scholarships available to apply for as well as departmental scholarships.

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Admissions Coordinator
School of Law
University of Warwick