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About University of Southampton

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At Southampton Law School we are proud of our track record of educating tomorrow's legal leaders. Many of our talented graduates go on to gain influential positions as judges, politicians and senior practitioners in some of the world's top law firms.

Our expertise is also making a difference to global legislation through advising and consulting with businesses, governments, international law firms and other global agencies.

Our world-class academics and researchers ensure that our programmes feature the latest legislation and that companies and individuals are kept up-to-date with the current changes in the law.

Studying and research

On campus you can find all the modern teaching and learning environments and groundbreaking research facilities you would expect from a leading university. Everything's within easy reach, either on foot or using our own unilink bus service.

Sports and leisure

When work is over you'll find lots of opportunities close by to relax and unwind. Our campuses have outstanding sports facilities, great entertainment options, and a huge choice of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. When you need a break from the non-stop activity, you can find a balance in our beautiful green outdoor spaces. With everything you need at hand, it's the perfect location for your university life.

Social life

On campus, it couldn't be easier to meet and mix with your fellow students. You can make new friends, play a full part in the university community, and make your university life truly memorable.


What is covered in the course?

Whilst at the Southampton Law School you will develop an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing world of law while benefiting from the exceptional expertise of the internationally respected scholars who ensure that the latest and most up-to-date national and international law is brought to the lecture theatre.

You will gain a thorough overview of the legal system. The law modules will cover all of the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for accreditation as a qualifying law degree. These requirements are:

  • Legal system and reasoning
  • Contract law
  • Criminal law
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Land law
  • Law of equity and trusts
  • Tort law
  • Law of the European Union

In addition, students take part in a rich legal skills programme that includes team building and mooting.

"Southampton's LLB (Law) programme is designed to challenge you but not overload you with irrelevant material. It is succinct, up-to-date and teaches you legal skills which are applicable and necessary in just about every industry." - Joshua Jeevan, LLB (Law)

Southampton Law School offers the following undergraduate programmes:


At Southampton Law School we are proud of our worldwide reputation for research excellence in many fields. Research is of key importance within the School and is embedded in everything that we do, including our teaching.

100 per cent of our research was rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment that we provided to our staff and students in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014).

The Law School's international reputation has been enhanced through the work of several research groupings each devoted to a particular specialism in law: The Institute of Maritime Law, The Institute for Law and the Web, The Institute of Criminal Justice Research, The Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation, The Centre for Health Ethics and Law, The Insurance Law Research Group.

The LLM degree programme is designed to draw on the research strengths of the School's academic staff who are active at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development. The expertise of the staff has been recognised as being of international excellence, and in the School of Law we are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.

The LLM programme aims to develop your legal skills within a structure that will allow you to shape your degree towards those areas in which your interests match our particular expertise, while maintaining an overall coherence in relation to your individual choice of modules.

Southampton Law School offers the following postgraduate programmes:

Visit us

You can explore the university and our campuses at any time and from anywhere in the world using our virtual open day.

If you would like to visit the university, you can attend one of our open days or arrange to join a guided campus tour. Click here for more information.

Fees and funding

Our high student to staff ratio and our emphasis on developing skills for your future career mean you will be getting excellent value.

For more information about fees or funding, please click here.

International students

Join the University of Southampton's vibrant international student community. You will receive a warm welcome and plenty of support to help you succeed.

Over 6,500 international students from more than 135 countries choose to study at the University of Southampton each year. In addition, we have links with universities and partners around the world, making us a truly international institution.

We understand that studying overseas can be a big step. We run a special induction programme to help you settle in and find your way around. We also offer support throughout your time at university.

Find out more about studying at the University of Southampton by clicking here.


Southampton Law School is exceptional in having thorough and well organised academic and personal, legal and employability skills programmes. The personal development programme commences in year one, together with team building and mooting programmes. Pro bono opportunities are also available, including Streetlaw, BarLink, family law clinic, housing clinic, employability clinic, and small business clinic.

Over the course of their study, students develop a good mix of subject specific and technical skills as well as transferable core skills. These are essential, and when linked with skills and experiences derived from paid work, work experience, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies, School of Law graduates are highly sought after by legal and non-legal employers.

Extra info

Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Phone: 02380 592596
Email: [email protected]
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