Department profile

Warwick Law School

Institution
University of Warwick
Edition
2016/17 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.

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Postgraduate Study

Our approach to legal education is contextual, critical and global. Our teaching, as well as providing students with a solid foundation in the technical aspects of the law, examines law and legal institutions within a wider context. It encourages students to consider the social, economic, political and philosophical dimensions of the law. This wider perspective enables students to develop a critical understanding of the role of law, thus providing them with the necessary tools to understand, promote and respond to legal change in the private and public sectors and in the global arena. The Warwick approach to legal education is internationally recognised as innovative and has achieved the highest ratings at the national level.

Members of staff teaching on our programmes have vast experience in their respective fields and many are engaged in collaborative research with academic institutions worldwide, assisting governments, advising international organisations, and participating in the work of NGOs. These activities greatly contribute towards enhancing the learning environment of our postgraduate students.

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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, young academics and officials from international organisations.

Location

Located in the heart of England, on the county borders of Warwickshire and the West Midlands, the University’s 292 hectare 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.

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Courses

Our taught postgraduate programmes include five highly distinctive one-year taught LLMs. Each LLM is offered on a full time (one year) and part time (two year) basis. A seven-month Diploma option is also available for each programme.

Admission

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.
Recent rankings include:

University of Warwick ranked 6th in overall rankings in the recent Guardian League Tables (2016)
University of Warwick ranked 7th in the UK and Top in the West Midlands in the 2016 Complete University Guide

Warwick has been ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings for 2016.

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. There are also up to four new exciting full fee departmental scholarships available to all LLM applicants.

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LLM in International Commercial Law

To celebrate the launch of our new LLM in International Commercial Law (starting in 2017), international fees have now been held at the 2016/17 level for ALL our LLM programmes in 2017/18.

Contact details

Contact name
Sara Prestleton
Address
Postgraduate Admissions & Recruitment Officer
School of Law, The University of Warwick
CV4 7AL
Coventry
Telephone
+44 (0)2476 524935