Postgraduate Study

The University of York is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the world. The University of York is located in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. York Law School is situated in the new Heslington East campus and boasts state of the art, purpose built facilities. Although, the youngest of the prestigious Russell Group schools, it has been consistently regarded as one of the UK’s top law schools. It is currently ranked joint 1st in the Guardian’s 2015 league table. York Law School offers three distinct LLMs, on corporations, in human rights and in clinical education, the latter located in our highly regarded Law Clinic.

Our relatively small size makes for a vibrant and closely integrated community where scholarly enquiry is actively supported and able to thrive. Our postgraduate community is drawn from all over the world, further enabling postgraduates a rich opportunity to learn from their colleagues. Our aim is to ensure that your postgraduate experience is characterised by a high standard of learning and research. Postgraduates are supported in this by some of the UK’s leading legal scholars. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 York Law School was ranked 5th in the UK with 90% of its publications classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘international excellent’ (3*).

Research degrees


We welcome proposals for supervised research MPhil / PhD degrees See: