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University of Strathclyde 

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.

We’re delighted to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 – the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time. We have also been recognised as Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, and were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour awarded to our sector.

Each of our four faculties – Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Strathclyde Business School – work closely with business, industry, government and policy-makers, supporting our enviable track record of making technologies and innovation applicable for the benefit of society. 

One of the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity, according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014, we are transforming the way academics, business, industry and the public sector work in partnership. Strathclyde received a five-star rating in a QS audit of universities’ key performance areas.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the award-winning University of Strathclyde is delighted to offer a variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Our schools touch every aspect of human life: education and learning; government and public policy; humanities and culture; justice and the law; lifelong learning; psychological sciences and health; and social work and social policy.

We have strong links with governments, global organisations, in both the public and private sector, and academic networks. Our graduates are sought-after and intellectually engaged – focused on applying knowledge, they  know how the world works, and how to make it a better place.

GREAT Scholarships for justice and law 2022

The University of Strathclyde has one justice and law scholarship available for the 2022-23 academic year, for a student from China.

The eligible subjects are: LLM Law, LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change; LLM Mediation and Conflict Resolution; LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance; LLM Human Rights Law; LLM International Commercial Law; LLM Construction Law. 

The deadline to apply is 31 May 2022. 

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University of Strathclyde

LLM Mediation and Conflict Resolution

LLM Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation.

This Scottish Mediation Register-accredited programme is the only course of its kind in the UK. It's rigorous and multidisciplinary, combining both theoretical and practical elements. You'll be exposed you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK.

Graduates at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level fulfil the training requirements for the Scottish Mediation Register.

For those working in international settings, the core modules can be combined with classes such as International Human Rights Law to provide the foundation for work with charities and non-governmental organisations committed to conflict resolution.

You can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Those whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include:

  • lawyers
  • human resource professionals
  • recent graduates of all disciplines
  • managers
  • teachers
  • social workers
  • coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work

Study with us

  • practical skills and a thorough academic foundation – the only course of its kind in the UK
  • real-world experience through our innovative Mediation Clinic
  • a rich blend of students from a range of professional backgrounds including law, psychology, social work, education and management

What our students say

Jonathan Rodrigues, India - 'Ever since I chose to pursue mediation, I had set my eyes on doing an LLM at Strathclyde. Firstly, it has an interactive approach to teaching and the course module has the right balance of theoretical and practical aspects. Secondly, it has a home-grown mediation clinic that works closely with the local sheriff courts of Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Falkirk. This allows the course participants to experience mediation in real life and graduate as mediators with hands-on practical knowledge and confidence in the field.'

Christina Mārie Tay, New Zealand - 'I would absolutely encourage anyone interested in working in the field of mediation and conflict resolution to complete the MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution through University of Strathclyde. The calibre of the lecturing staff, the course components and camaraderie was outstanding. The cohort I studied alongside were from all around the world which made it a truly international masters degree.'

LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance

LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other.

There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners.

You'll gain insights from the work and activities of SCELG, including, amongst others, the One Ocean Hub and the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI).

Study with us

  • learn to critically appraise and creatively contribute to global environmental law and governance
  • develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in areas of global environmental law and governance
  • combine cutting edge theoretical knowledge and practice thematic areas in global environmental law and governance
  • experience a tailored and bespoken teaching environment where you'll be working closely with your peers and faculty
  • benefit from guest lectures: internationally recognised guest speakers from international organisations, leading international law firms and large NGOs
  • opportunity to undertake an internship with the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and to collaborate with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)
  • we're amongst world’s top universities contributing to achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021)
  • Edward Elgar Prize: the best dissertation will be awarded the annual Edward Elgar prize

What our students say

Xin Li, China - 'Within each elective course you can dive into a lot of different chapters, such as animal law, international environmental law with global trade issue, outer space law, and so on. I consider this the highlight of my course.'

Hannah Dusauchoit, Belgium - 'At Strathclyde, you have a close connection with your professors. They are so approachable, open for questions and always ready to help . The University provides a lot of facilities for its students, it is almost unbelievable.'

Kyle Fawkes, Canada - 'The highlight of my time at Strathclyde has been partaking in interactive sessions with my classmates. The students in my programme hail from countries across four continents and each brings a unique academic or practical background to the class discussions. Many of the virtual activities have promoted intercultural exchanges and collaboration.'

LLM International Commercial Law

LLM International Commercial Law

This programme was formerly known as LLM International Economic Law and launched in 2009. A key aim of the programme is to provide the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law.

You'll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests along with the flexibility to tailor your degree according to your career path. You'll also have the opportunity to attend seminars, guest lectures and other events relevant to your study throughout your LLM studies.

Study with us

  • explore how international commercial law deals with real-world challenges
  • opportunity to undertake a research placement with an international focus - available on a competitive basis
  • introduction to the legal and normative concepts underpinning international commercial law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years
  • possibility to specialise in Financial Law and graduate with an LLM in International Commercial Law with a specialisation in Financial Regulation
  • our graduates from this programme come from all around the world including: Bangladesh, Britain, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Kuwait, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  • opportunity to apply for the field dissertation. Work completed during the placement will focus on a specific area of law relevant to, or actually form the subject of, your dissertation. Placements typically last for 6-12 weeks. 

The Law School at Strathclyde is renowned for its academic research in commercial law. Our experts working in the broad area of commercial law include:

  • Dr Jing Wang (Programme leader)
  • Professor Barry Rodger
  • Dr Stephanie Switzer
  • Dr Michael Randall
  • Dr Francesco Sindico
  • Dr Mel Kenny
  • Dr Oles Andriychuk
  • Dr Angela Daly
  • Jonathan Brown

Core staff are actively involved in a number of research centres at Strathclyde, including:

  • Strathclyde Centre for Antitrust Law and Empirical Study
  • Centre for Internet Law and Policy
  • Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance

The LLM International Commercial Law also benefits from contributions from a number of visiting staff, including Dr Lorenzo Cotula who specialises in international investment law and Dmitry Grozoubinski, a former trade negotiator who offers expertise in trade policy and skills based training for students.

What our students say

Mingyi Huang, China - 'Scotland is a perfect place for legal scholars to observe the interaction between Civil Law and Common Law. There is also a relationship between Strathclyde and my graduate school back in China, which prompted my decision to learn more about Strathclyde's Law School.'

Maria Apostolidou, Greece -  'The diversity and richness of this programme initiated my interest in commencing my studies in this particular LLM.  The modules offered are up-to-date with the legal challenges of today and offer a specialised insight to students.'

Ayush Dimri, India - 'Strathclyde is one of the best universities. My course coordinator and faculty members are extremely cooperative and they respond very quickly to any queries you have. The campus is very beautiful and you will enjoy the learning environment in the university.'