Edinburgh Law School was established in 1707 with the inauguration of the Chair of Public Law and the Chair of Law of Nature and Nations. For more than 300 years we have been at the heart of legal education, research and renowned for our international and interdisciplinary outlook.
Situated in the heart of Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital, we are a European law school rooted in the open and civic-minded traditions of Scots law. Our ambition is to continue to expand our vibrant community of world leading educators and researchers as they inspire change locally as well as globally, and attract the world’s brightest legal minds.
We have a strong international reputation for high-quality research and for contributing to tangible changes arising from that research. Our people produce an extraordinary range of scholarly and policy-oriented publications and they shape legal, policy, and social changes in Scotland, Europe and beyond.
We offer a range of options for postgraduate study: from professional qualifications to independent research, on-campus taught programmes to part-time, online study. Find out which graduate study option is right for you: