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School of Law

Why study postgraduate law with us?

By choosing to study postgraduate law at Queen Mary University of London, you will join one of the UK’s leading law schools, with an accomplished and passionate faculty, student body and alumni community. 

Top 50in the world for law

- QS World University Rankings by Subject

10thin the UK for law

- THE World University Rankings 2024 by subject

Top 20 in UK for research

Law at Queen Mary ranked 15th in REF2021, according to Times Higher Education

Internationally recognised faculty

You will benefit from being taught by our excellent academic staff who are global leaders in their fields. They are committed to understanding and providing answers to some of the world’s most pressing legal, social and political issues, such as:

This commitment to excellence in teaching and research has been recognised by the University and external bodies:

Expert Visiting Staff

You will also be taught by our expert visiting staff, who give guest lectures and seminars as part of your programme, to you to give you a diverse perspective and enhance your learning. These include working legal professionals from businesses and law firms, international organisations and other academic institutions from around the world. View some of our current Visiting Staff

Active student body

We welcome students from over 100 different countries to study law with us. This offers a truly diverse and international cohort which students regularly tell us is a highlight of their time due to the range of perspectives among your peers, enhancing your learning.

Many of our students take an active involvement in student life by taking on responsibilities like becoming a student representative. They also take part in the many extracurricular opportunities available, which in the past have included:

Excellent facilities

Our postgraduate law centre is based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the heart of London’s historic legal centre. Our building has a 130-person lecture theatre, various seminar rooms, a computer suite, and quiet study spaces. You will also have access to a wealth of legal learning resources and databases, and a 24-hour library in Mile End. Find out more about our learning resources.

Postgraduate Law Mentoring Scheme

Through the Postgraduate Law Mentoring Scheme, students get the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the legal world, gain a greater understanding of opportunities in the field of law and to hone their executive skills. The Programme has been steadily growing since its launch, and in 2022 we had close to 100 hand-matched mentor-mentee relationships.

Our mentors work across a variety of legal sectors. Students gain invaluable insight into how to navigate the crucial steps in applying for, and succeeding in, a role in industry. We’ve deliberately recruited a diverse pool of mentors to cater to the diverse goals of our students. In previous years, Mentors have come from:

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Cooley (UK) LLP
  • BT Global Services
  • Dentons
  • HewardMills

Vibrant alumni community

We have an extensive network of alumni with whom we've fostered relationships with to inform and advise you. These regularly lend their experience and expertise to us by giving specialist careers talks and sessions, getting involved in our mentoring programme, and giving public lectures and events which you can attend. Upon graduation, you can become a part of this network and enjoy the exclusive alumni benefits, and join our specialist alumni networks to help you socialise and build professional connections.

Find out more about our alumni community.

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