Law and Philosophy

The Division of Law and Philosophy provides the opportunity to study for a wide range of degrees within a friendly, supportive and research-led learning environment.

We are located in the Pathfoot Building on the main University campus. Pathfoot is a fine example of 1960s modernist architecture and is a listed building. It is a bright and attractive learning environment for students and hosts the University’s extensive art collection and exhibitions.


The Stirling Law School is a modern outward looking Law School, combining the best traditions of academic excellence with a real desire to make a difference to our students. We want to broaden students’ horizons and equip them for careers in a challenging, global economy. A University education can and should transform lives:  we want our students to become confident graduates with a global outlook.

Part of that aim means designing our degrees to ensure that law is studied from national, European and international perspectives. Whether taking Scots Property Law or International Human Rights law, context is vital to understanding. We also encourage our students to study abroad for one semester in third year and have links with Universities across the world.

Our programmes: we provide high quality professionally qualifying legal education through our Scots Law LLB degrees, which are accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates. We also offer a range of innovative and popular multi-disciplinary BA Law degrees for those from throughout the UK and beyond who wish a university education in in law, but who do not intend entering the legal profession. At postgraduate level, in addition to the Accelerated Graduate LLB, we provide multi-disciplinary LLM programmes in Environmental Policy and Governance and in International Energy Law and Policy. We also have a thriving PhD programme.

Our research: colleagues in the Stirling Law School are highly-regarded specialists in their areas of research and teaching and publish widely in scholarly books and leading academic journals. Law School research also has an impact beyond academia by contributing to policy development and the law-making process. Our research specialisms are in Commercial Law; Scots Private Law; Family and Child Law; Public Law; European Law; Employment and Trade Union Law; Discrimination Law and "Hate" Offences; Human Rights Law; Environmental Law; Energy Law; Competition Law; Entertainment and Sports Law; Legal Philosophy; and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. We have a strong, collegiate and supportive research environment and a regular programme of visiting speakers and staff research seminars.‌

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Philosophy at Stirling prides itself on combining an innovative teaching programme with research at the highest level. We offer an undergraduate teaching curriculum centred in the analytic tradition broadly conceived, and covering all major aspects of the subject. We are committed to providing a dynamic and supportive learning environment in which students can easily feel at home.

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