Newcastle has a long tradition of excellence in the teaching and research of law. We are the longest established law school in the North East of England and our graduates have an excellent track record of employment within the law profession, international and non-governmental organisations, the public sector and in academia.
We offer expert LLM teaching in the areas of international commercial law, financial regulation, corporate finance and governance, movement of persons in a global world, public international law, international criminal law, international dispute settlement as well as environmental law subjects. Our expert research supervision for PhD, MPhil and LLM by research covers the same subjects as our taught programmes, including research opportunities in European law, private property and tort law, criminal law, criminal justice and criminology, public law, human rights, family law, law and literature, refugee law, charity law, national security and legal theory.
In 2011, and for the third year running Newcastle Law School scored 98 per cent in the National Student Satisfaction Survey. This is a significant endorsement of the quality of teaching and learning provision in the School, and of the learning and career development support the School provides for its students.
Newcastle Law School has also been ranked the number one UK law school in the prestigious Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The Law School’s ranking adds to the University’s overall ranking as the 12th best university in the UK. We are highly supportive of our postgraduate students, placing a strong emphasis on personal development. Our commitment to international collaboration is evident in a strong international research student community and the development of targeted strategic links with a number of overseas law schools, currently including institutions in China, Siberia, and the USA.
We have active multidisciplinary research groups in the areas of human rights and social justice, environmental regulation, law, society and legal education, gender and finance and financial markets.
More recently, the Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice joined the Association of Human Rights Institutes, a European academic network currently funded by COST (EU). Our research strength was acknowledged in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, which classed 85 per cent of our research as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’. We host a variety of conferences and run a varied and active programme of themed seminars, which enable our postgraduate students to network with peers and academics from other universities and organisations and gain experience of presenting their work.
We offer excellent facilities for postgraduate study including an on-campus Law library, discussion rooms for group work, dedicated research rooms and office space. We also offer a number of scholarships for postgraduate studies. More information is available on our website.