A message from Professor Arad Reisberg, Head of Brunel Law School
A warm welcome to Brunel Law School website. It offers an opportunity to look into the programs and people of our vibrant, diverse and friendly community. Immediately below you will find more information about our history and the exciting programmes we offer-so have a read.
At Brunel Law School great importance is attached to the quality of learning and teaching and research. You will see information on our web pages about the 3 and 4 year versions of our LLB degree, the wide range of postgraduate courses and the opportunities to undertake doctoral research. Our unique four-year degree programme incorporates work experience in selected placements which enhances employability after graduation.
Brunel Law School achieved excellent results in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2014. The School has a superb research record with 97.5% of our staff submitted. We are ranked 14th in the UK in terms of Research Intensity. These results confirm Brunel Law School’s status as one of the UK’s leading research intensive law schools. It also means that all our staff are engaged in research of a very high quality.
Studying at Brunel Law School brings with it the benefit of being able to explore and enjoy London, with everything that this great capital city has to offer from arts and culture to sports and financial services.
We welcome you, value you, and look forward to working with you.
Professor Arad Reisberg
Law has been taught at Brunel University London (in the former Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) since the establishment of the University in 1966. A full Law degree was introduced in 1969, with the first degrees being awarded in 1973. August 2004 saw the creation of the School of Social Sciences and Law and a major expansion in the Law staff to its current size. Brunel Law School was established as a self-standing Law School in October 2006.When the University was restructured in 2014, it became part of the Department of Politics, History and Law which in turn is part of the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences. Over the years, Brunel Law School has established itself as a major player in the UK law research landscape and is ranked as one of the top law schools in the UK for research. Students are the first beneficiaries of this research culture.
Undergraduate Degrees in Law
Brunel Law School has a current undergraduate population of approximately 550 taking the LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) degree, which may be taken as a three-year or four-year programme.
The four-year degree programme incorporates work experience in selected placements. On the four-year degree programme students with paid placements have to complete 44 weeks (220 days) and students with unpaid placements have to complete 30 weeks (150 days) in one year. The placement may count towards the period of professional training required by The Law Society for solicitors provided that certain conditions are met. View more information on placements and on why they provide our graduates such a competitive edge on the market place.
The Brunel LL.B. degree is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) that is fully recognised by the Joint Academic Stage Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Standards Board as giving exemption from the first (i.e., the academic) stage of the legal training for solicitors and barristers. For more details see our Undergraduate Courses
Taught Postgraduate Degrees in Law
In addition to the undergraduate programme, we are committed to postgraduate teaching. For more details see our PG teaching pages.
We offer a wide variety of taught postgraduate courses, including:
- Intellectual Property Law (PG Certificate)
- International Commercial Law (LLM)
- International Financial Regulation and Corporate Law (LLM)
- International Human Rights Law (LLM)
- International Intellectual Property Law (LLM)
- Master of Laws (LLM Law)
These courses may be studied full-time in one year or part-time over two years.
Research Degrees in Law
Brunel Law School offers also an extensive programme of postgraduate research, leading to the degrees of Ph.D. or M.Phil. in the areas in which its expertise is most pronounced. Staff and research students are actively engaged in research, details of which may be found under our postgraduate research pages.