Strathclyde Law School demonstrates the very highest standards in both the quality of its teaching and research expertise. In the last official evaluation of the expertise of all UK universities, (the Research Assessment Exercise 2008), the majority of the Law School’s research output was awarded the highest gradings - 4* ‘world-class’ or 3* ‘internationally excellent’ – placing us seventh best in the UK (out of 67) and top in Scotland. In other words, Strathclyde Law School’s academic staff are among the top experts in their fields, whose research is recognised as being not just nationally but internationally excellent. This high builds on the top (5) rating the Law School was awarded for the quality of its academic expertise in the previous (2001) official Research Assessment Exercise.
In its last official evaluation, the Higher Education (SHEFC) Quality Assurance Agency rated Strathclyde Law School's teaching, learning and assessment as 'exemplary' (the highest rating possible). Furthermore, in April 2012 Strathclyde Law School was ranked 10th out of 96 Law Schools in the UK in the Complete University Guide which also placed the Law School 1st equal in the UK for graduate prospects - positioning Strathclyde as one of the UK's top Law Schools.
We invest heavily in our learning and teaching facilities so that you can make the most of your university experience. The Andersonian Library is one of the finest in Scotland, and offers a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It is particularly well provided with multiple-copy textbooks and has an excellent collection of current journals. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. Students also have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including the major legal databases Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel.
All our students have access to excellent IT facilities. Extensive resources are distributed throughout the computer laboratories and seminar rooms. We have no less than 30 computer laboratories containing more than 1,200 computers. We provide network connectivity in all student residences. There are also 140 radio hot-spots across the University allowing free wireless network access when and where you need it.
Some universities are rooted in the past. At Strathclyde, we look to the future. This is a vibrant, forward-thinking university with a reputation for high-achieving students, academics and researchers. And as you make the big decision as to where you would like to gain your Masters degree (LLM) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), there are a few things you might like to know about us.
Our approachability is an important part of our appeal. In 2005, the University of Strathclyde was rated as the ‘Best University’ in the UK when it comes to impressing students. The Times Higher Education Supplement asked 10,000 students to rate their university in ten categories. Overall, Strathclyde had more top 20 mentions than any other institution in the UK and was in the top 10 in four – employment prospects, course content, teaching quality and the welcoming and accessible location.
Our priority is to help you develop the professional skills and knowledge you need, and employers truly value. We’re not an ‘ancient’ university and wouldn’t want to be. What excites us is providing a quality of teaching and research that makes a difference to the world – today and tomorrow.