1st in Scotland
for research publications in Law
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Top 5 in Scotland
and Top 20 in the UK for Law
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
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
- Accounting, finance and banking
- Data science
Our Law School has a strong reputation for excellence in research, with 65% of our research publications rated as either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014). 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.
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: