Postgraduate Study


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‌In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, York Law School was in the joint highest proportion of ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world-leading’ research and was ranked overall 5th in the UK with 46% of its publications classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) and 44% ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

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 is one of the UK’s top law schools. York Law School offers distinct LLMs, in companies and commercial law, in human rights law (located in our world leading Centre for Applied Human Rights), in legal and political theory and in art law. 

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. 

York Law School invites applications from prospective PhD students for funded scholarships commencing October 2019

LLMs ‌

Centre for Applied Human Rights

York Law School Clinic

Research degrees

International and EU Students


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