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University of York

As a member of the prestigious Russell Group, which represents 24 leading research-led UK universities, The University of York is committed to maintaining the very best research, providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience for students from all backgrounds, and making unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

During your Law programme you’ll be taught by leading academics whose research has global impact and directly influences the curriculum and course content. Your learning is supported by excellent academic facilities and study areas, including a large library which holds copies of essential texts and is open 24 hours a day, 363 days a year. You are further supported by a personal supervisor and a range of skills workshops.

York Law School is a radical modern law school which delivers innovative programmes designed to provide you with the intellectual challenge of an academic discipline while simultaneously preparing you for the world of work after the completion of your course.

A large part of the teaching programme is delivered through problem-based learning. In small groups, together with a staff tutor, students take on the role of a member of a ‘law firm.’ Each firm is presented with different problems - often brought to them by ‘clients’ in a simulated practice setting. This method of teaching and learning require a great deal of work and interaction with peers and staff. The result is a demanding programme which facilitates a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the law.

York Law School has an extensive Careers Programme, designed and delivered by a full-time Law Employability Tutor. This includes collaborations with leading law firms, as well as skills sessions and one to one meetings to support your personal development. Graduates from the York Law School have an excellent record of securing employment across a variety oflegally-related careers worldwide.

Do you want to learn more about the study options at York? Contact us for more information about studying law in the UK.


Number of students at the university: 17,313

Number of international students: 3,221

Accommodation cost: £109 per week

Location of university: University of York is a Campus based University which sits 20 minutes walk away fromYork City Centre. It is located in the North of England, just 2 hours from Manchester and from London and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh by train

Teaching Excellence Framework Award: The University of York has a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Rating.

Number of inhabitants in town/city: From the most recent data available 208,200 inhabitants

Nearest Airport: Leeds/Bradford Airport at under 1 hour away or Manchester Airport 

Scholarships international students can apply for: 

Academic Excellence ScholarshipsWe award over 100 international scholarships, recognising academic excellence with a tuition fee discount. The scholarships are open to undergraduate and postgraduate taught Masters students and are split into two categories:

  • Global Academic Excellence scholarships

These scholarships offer a £5,000 tuition fee discount for the first year of study. These scholarships are open to high ability students from any non-EU country.

  • Country or region-specific Academic Excellence scholarships

Scholarships offering a tuition fee discount of up to £10,000 for high ability students from a specific country or region. 

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship: These prestigious scholarships aim to reward and encourage exceptionally high-achieving students by offering a tuition fee discount to those expected to achieve AAA at A-level, 36 points in the IB (or international equivalents), or a First class undergraduate degree (or international equivalents).

York Law School - Masters study: An international perspective

York is one of the nicest cities in the UK

I chose the University of York because of its reputation and the city itself. York is one of the nicest cities in the UK and I wanted an interesting place to live while I continued my studies overseas.

Zachary W.

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Studying at York

I would be lying if I said it was my dream as a kid to go study law in England. Some things just happen by chance, and going to York was one of them. I can’t imagine my life without it though.


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Smooth process

Without your help I could have never had the smooth process that I did.

Bailey T.

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Meet us in February and March!

The Canada Law From Abroad Team is touring Canada!

We will be traveling across the country in late February and early March, accompanied by representatives from our partner universities.  

To find out when we will be in your city, check out our Events and Webinars page. We are taking pre-registrations, so make sure to register your interest in the event you want to attend!  We hope to see you there!