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Learning and teaching

We pride ourselves on being a student-oriented Law School and endeavour to provide our students with a personal educational experience.

Students enjoy the friendly and supportive environment and quickly get to know each other and the staff.

Research-led teaching

Our academic staff are experts in their fields and research-active, giving you a great opportunity to learn from those at the forefront of the discipline.

Many have been recognised for their excellence in teaching with internal awards and membership of the Higher Education Academy.

Practical and applied learning

Staff participate in legal debates and contribute to the policy-making process, offering expertise in the areas of social justice, criminal law, human rights and intellectual property - currently the subjects of lively debate in law circles.

Our lecturers are closely connected with the real world of law and have experience of working in the field, meaning our teaching is highly practical and applied. 


"The teaching staff know their stuff, and they are enthusiastic about it. I’ve never had a boring lecture and the lecture rooms themselves are breathtaking."

Abigail Sisnett

Studying methods

You will study with a mixture of:

  • Lectures
    These provide a framework for your learning, with lecturers focussing on specific topics and sharing their knowledge.

  • Seminars
    Seminars are smaller group sessions, where you and your fellow classmates are expected to participate, developing and challenging ideas in discussion.

  • Tutorials
    You will be assigned a tutor, who monitors your academic progress, providing support and encourages you to develop to your full potential.


Assessment largely involves a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester.

Your first-year assessments aim to measure your progress. The assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.