School of Law

Oxford Brookes University

School of Law

The institution

We aim to provide you with the legal knowledge, intellectual rigour and practical legal skills you will need in today’s competitive graduate market. This will equip you for a range of professions, within the legal field and beyond.
Our staff publish world-class research which they use to inform the teaching that goes on in the School. We have a long record of excellence and innovation in teaching informed by both our student-centred ethos and our research. In the 2015 National Student Survey, 93% of law respondents indicated that they were satisfied with the teaching on their course here at Oxford Brookes, and the 2015 Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide places the School of Law at Oxford Brookes in the top 30 of all the UK’s university Law Schools.

Postgraduate study

We offer a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for graduates of non-law degrees who wish to move into the legal profession. Our professionally focused courses – at one of the UK’s top law schools – will give you the competitive edge in skills, knowledge and training.

Our range of postgraduate LLM courses in International Law are underpinned by the world-leading research being undertaken by academic staff in the School. Continuing your studies at postgraduate level enables you to specialise in particular areas of law such as International Human Rights Law or International Trade and Commercial Law amongst others.


For those keen to study a particular aspect of law in greater depth, we have a lively and supportive research culture with a number of specialist research groups led by internationally recognised academics. As a doctoral or master’s student, you will be encouraged to become involved in the School of Law’s research activities and will have the opportunity to work alongside Oxford Brookes academics who are at the forefront of a wide range of internationally recognised and world-leading research and projects.


The School of Law is located in Headington Hill Hall, a handsome nineteenth century building, set in its own beautiful gardens just a five-minute walk from the University’s main Gipsy Lane site and the brand new John Henry Brookes Building. The JHB provides a state of the art library with flexible study spaces, studio workshops and new teaching areas equipped with the latest in learning technology, all housed within our award-winning, inspirational spaces. Online resources include Moodle, the Research Archive and Digital Repository (RADAR) and over 900 PCs campus-wide.

We have a specially-designed Law Moot Court, opened in 2013 and our students who pursue their research further can enjoy access to Oxford’s Bodleian Law Library – one of the largest and best in the world.

Key information

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Road
The School of Law
Telephone number: 
01865 488750 or Admissions Office +44 (0)1865 483040