The School is among the top law schools in the United Kingdom and our reputation is for world class research and excellence in teaching standards allied with a strong commitment to the pastoral care of our students. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (2014) rank the School of Law 21st in the country ahead of most of our competitors (Times Higher Education). Over 70% of research within our School is ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
Intellectually diverse and stimulating courses
We offer a range of specialist Taught Masters (LLM) degrees, supported by a diverse range of over 30 subjects or 'modules'. Our postgraduate students come from a wide variety of geographical and personal backgrounds, and it is the vibrant and dynamic community which they create that completes the student experience. Each year we welcome about 130 postgraduate students, with 25 undertaking PhDs
Though our community has grown in recent years, recognising the strength and reputation of our programmes, we remain committed to small group teaching and seek to ensure that students have access to and benefit from the knowledge and experience of lecturers who are leaders in their field at both national and international level.
In terms of the quality of our teaching, the School came second in the 2015 National Student Survey.
Student welfare is of enormous importance to the Law School. Academic and pastoral support is provided to all students throughout their course via an Academic Adviser. Our Induction Programme (including the module in Postgraduate Legal Skills and Research) held at the start of the first semester, also ensures the development of core legal study skills needed during the LLM year and in your future career.
Developing your career
Working with our students to enhance their employability and the development of legal and transferable skills is also core to all our LLM courses.
Together with the University's professional Careers Centre the School's Academic Careers Advisers, help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.
Our law graduates are highly regarded by employers both in and outside the legal profession and we have well-established and excellent relationships with many local, regional, national and international law firms.
Students from the Law School have progressed to a wide variety of successful careers, from private practice in local and international law firms to government legal departments and international organisations, from universities to industry and commerce.
The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)
Results of the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) have confirmed UEA Law School’s position as a top Law School for postgraduate taught study.
Founded in 2009 The HEA's annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) provides postgraduate students with an invaluable opportunity to feedback on their learning and teaching experience at UEA. The Law School is delighted with the 2015 results which demonstrate significantly high student satisfaction across our LL.M programmes.
Our LL.M programme offers students the opportunity to choose from a number of intellectually diverse, varied and stimulating courses and modules. Teaching is research-led and 100% of students agreed that our academic staff are enthusiastic about the subjects they teach.
Our students were particularly impressed with the quality of teaching at UEA Law School, which scored an overall satisfaction rating of 93%. We believe small group teaching at postgraduate level is important and aim to keep student numbers low, offering students an unparalleled personal teaching environment with access to our team of international specialists drawn from academia and practice. This was overwhelming endorsed by our students, 95% of whom reported they were especially satisfied with the amount of ‘contact time’ – the time academic staff spend on teaching, advising and supporting our students’ effective learning.