School of Law

International Postgraduates

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Our postgraduate taught programmes have a clear international orientation in their approach, appealing to the interests and career development paths of international students. We have a large taught postgraduate and research postgraduate international community coming from a wide range of countries, which gives you the opportunity to meet people with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience during your studies.

Life in Leeds

With a vibrant international community, a fantastic students' union, the best International Office in the Russell Group for student support and guaranteed accommodation you are sure to love your time in Leeds. Discover more about living in Leeds.

Studying Law in Leeds

Learning, teaching and assessment styles and practices can vary greatly from one country to another. At Leeds we have various systems in place for international students including language support and special tutorials for essay writing. You will also benefit from our small group teaching on our modules.  Find out more about Studying Law in Leeds.

Meet us

We have offices in some countries where our advisors are always happy to help. In addition we have certain approved agents and our UK-based staff regularly visit education fairs and schools or universities all over the world.

Alternatively, if you are planning to visit the UK, find out more about our open days.

The Student View

To really get a feel for studying and living in Leeds, take a look at some of our student profiles.

You will be taught by leading academics with established international reputations and standing in their fields of expertise which include:

  • Commercial, corporate, banking, competition law and regulation
  • Criminal justice and criminology
  • International Law, Human Rights Law, disability and social justice
  • Law and emerging technologies

Our academics produce world class discipline-leading research and as a result you will benefit from the most up-to-date knowledge and critical perspectives in your chosen areas of study.

Our degrees are also highly regarded around the globe. From our programmes you will gain specialised knowledge and transferable skills which are applicable to a variety of roles and highly sought after by employers across the globe. Having studied abroad makes you an ideal candidate for jobs with international firms and those who have multinational clients.

Find out more about research at the School of Law.

Equivalent qualifications

The entrance requirements for our postgraduate schemes are that you must normally possess an upper second class honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject (PhD applicants are also usually required to hold a masters level qualification, with a merit grade).

If you do not meet the standard academic entry requirements, we will give consideration to relevant and substantial work experience of more than five years. In this case, we will require a full CV, describing the relevant work experience, with your application.

We also encourage applicants with professional qualifications or substantial professional experience to apply.

To find out what equivalent qualification we require from your country please email us on

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need to achieve the following:

  • TOEFL score on the internet-based test: at least 92 with, at least, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
  • A minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in listening and reading and at least 6.0 in writing and speaking.

We also accept other English qualifications including:

  • English Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C or above
  • Advanced Certificate of English: Grade C or above
  • IGCSE or O level: Grade C or above
  • All India 'Standard 12': minimum of 70 per cent.

The university's Language Centre provides pre-sessional language courses for those who might need extra preparation or slightly miss the above requirements. Find out more about the Language Centre.

We provide numerous scholarships to postgraduate students. Take a look at your relevant area below for more information. Please note that the details of some of these are currently being finalised so if there isn't a specific deadline stated you will need to check back later or contact us directly for more information.

Postgraduate taught

Find out more about our postgraduate taught scholarships.


Postgraduate research

Find out more about our postgraduate research scholarships.

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