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Taught Masters degrees in law

Step further into the world of law, exploring select specialist areas through our range of focused postgraduate degrees.

Why study law at York?

Our postgraduate community is drawn from all over the world, offering a further rich opportunity to learn from your colleagues. Our aim is to ensure that your postgraduate experience is characterised by the highest standards of teaching and research. You'll be supported in this by some of the UK’s leading legal scholars.

Our courses

Problem-based learning

A unique feature of our courses is our problem-based learning (PBL) approach via student law firms, where you work in a team to tackle problems in a realistic way.

This is a modern, dynamic learning method that ensures you experience and understand law in its social and theoretical contexts, and helps to develop the skills and techniques you will need to work as a professional.

Our problem-based learning approach

is a modern, dynamic learning method that ensures you experience and understand law in its practical, social and theoretical contexts.

Our facilities

  • A dedicated problem-based learning suite - a sleek, focused space, where students can confront and overcome various legal scenarios.
  • A mock-up courtroom - a true-to-life replica of the real thing, allowing our students to gain vital confidence and experience in mooting.
  • The Baroness Hale Legal Clinic - providing free legal advice and guidance to members of the public, on real and current legal encounters.


  • Get support and guidance on career planning and personal development from our dedicated employability tutor.

  • We encourage you to get involved with our Careers and Development Programme. The programme includes several employers, providing an insight into the legal profession and the relevant recruitment processes.

  • Discover opportunities beyond the legal profession that an LLM can open to you.

Our graduates

Masters graduates from York Law School have gone on to pursue a range of careers and job roles, such as: 

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Paralegal
  • Commercial in-house lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Conveyancer
  • Advice worker

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