School of Law, University of Leeds

The School of Law at the University of Leeds is one of the leading law schools in the UK and has been providing instruction in law since inception in 1899.

We are ranked 6th in the UK for Law, and 3rd in the UK for Criminology, by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We are also 3rd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey 2020, and our research in the Law School is known for its quality and impact, achieveing 4th place in the UK for these areas in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Undergraduate degrees: 1,000 days to make a difference

We welcome around 250 undergraduate students each year. You will have the opportunity to learn as part of a close-knit community with inspirational teachers who are passionate about their work and helping you achieve your ambitions. 

Qualifying Law Degrees:

Criminal Justice and Criminology:

Masters courses

Deepen your knowledge, further your career or take a new direction with one of our specialist taught masters programmes.

Research opportunities

Become a member of our research community with a PhD or research masters. We have over 100 postgraduate researchers and an excellent record of completion.

Times Good University Guide 2021 Ranking 15=
Guardian 2021 Ranking 18/121
Address School of Law, The Liberty Building, Leeds, LS2 9JT View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0) 113 343 5033

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  • Melisa Martinez Delgado

    LLM International Corporate Law

    My experience studying at the University of Leeds has exceeded all my expectations. I have really enjoyed the seminars, participating in class with the Professors and working with my fellow international students.

    The best part of the seminars is that they really encourage you to critically analyse the law and its consequences in practice, not only learning about the theory but questioning it. The course also really encourages you to engage in research, something that I am very passionate about and will help me in my future career.

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  • Nelly Tutu

    LLB Law (graduate programme)

    I chose Leeds because of its excellent academic reputation and its vibrant student culture. The university is very welcoming and supportive towards students, so I was excited to come here.

    I like that what I am studying is thought-provoking and challenging – this will allow me to grow, not only on an academic level, but on a personal level too.

    Being a part of the Law Society has been really fun! They put on awesome events where people from the faculty can get to know each other while doing something fun, such as the annual Law Ball. I remember being really anxious during the first week of term and the Equality and Diversity Secretary put on a great ice-breaker event where I got to meet other students who I am still friends with today!

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