Law is the system of rules a community or country uses to regulate the behaviour of its citizens, and how justice is brought within society. The subject of Law encompasses many areas, including Criminal Law, Public Law, Legal Systems, Contract Law, Family Law, Property Law, Commercial Law, Human Rights, Energy Law and more.

Law courses at Stirling can help you take the first step in becoming a lawyer or entering a range of other prestigious professions. You’ll gain a firm grounding in essential subjects and enjoy the freedom to specialise in the areas that interest you most.

Our Law courses are highly rated. We're ranked Top 5 in Scotland for Law (Complete University Guide 2023).

Law courses

Courses labelled are available for online study only.

Undergraduate courses
CourseStart date
BA (Hons) Business LawSeptember 2024
BA (Hons) LawSeptember 2024
LLB (Hons) LawSeptember 2024
LLB Law: Accelerated GraduateSeptember 2024
Postgraduate courses
CourseStart date
Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)September 2024, January 2025
LLM Environmental Law and Climate JusticeSeptember 2024
LLM, MSc Human Rights and DiplomacyJanuary 2025
MSc International Conflict and CooperationSeptember 2024

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We offer a variety of scholarship and funding options to help you finance your studies at the University of Stirling.

Undergraduate scholarships

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Postgraduate scholarships

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Partnerships and industry

Our LLB Law degree is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates.

Our Human Rights and Diplomacy programme is taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Graduate careers in Law

Law is recognised as one of the most useful degrees for a wide range of career paths and is highly valued by employers. Law courses at Stirling give you a host of legal and professional skills that can be used in your chosen field.

Graduating with the Stirling LLB will enable students who want to become Scots lawyers to apply for entry to the Diploma in Professional Practice, the next step to becoming a lawyer.

Our Law graduates are well-placed to pursue careers in:

  • Law firms
  • Government and regulatory authorities
  • International bodies
  • Non-governmental organisations and charities
  • Management
  • Accounting, finance and banking
  • Data science

Law research

Our Law School has a strong reputation for excellence in research, with 100% of our research impact and 82% of our overall research in Law classed as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). Research is centred around a number of areas, reflecting staff expertise: Private Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Legal Philosophy.

Find out more about our Law research.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Postgraduate students undertaking a PhD or MPhil in Law at the University benefit directly from our vibrant, interdisciplinary research environment.

See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in law.