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Congratulations and Welcome to Durham Law School

We are really glad that you have chosen to study at Durham Law School and hope your time in Durham will be challenging, fulfilling, and prepare you well for success in your chosen career. Durham Law School is one of the leading law schools in the UK and internationally. Durham School is ranked 6th in the Complete University Guide 2023. The prestigious QS ranking of world universities ranks Durham Law School among the top 50 law schools in the world. We are ranked 12th in the UK in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – consolidating our world-class reputation as a centre of academic excellence.  We achieved a satisfaction rating of 78% among our students in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS).

You are joining the Law School at an exciting point in time. We have occupied our purpose built and state of the art premises since 2012 and have expanded our staff in order to be able to offer a wider range of optional modules than ever before. We are committed to providing not only an excellent environment in which to engage with and research the foundational law subjects, but also to offering a degree programme which is diverse and innovative in terms of both content and teaching methods. Alongside your studies, you will have the opportunity to engage in a growing number of extra-curricular activities led by law students - including mooting and working on a range of pro bono activities - and will benefit from our close relationships with a range of leading employers. In short, we aim to provide a supportive environment in which our students can flourish academically and personally.

Professor Volker Roeben
Dean of School

Department Information

  • For more information about the Law School and your degree programme please visit our Student Hub
  • Find out more about your modules on Learn Ultra.
  • Email with any questions. 



Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Module registration is a two-step process where you select your optional modules and your department(s) approves them.
Science Site and Bill Bryson Library



Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Photos of students in the Law School lecture theatre, moot court room and study areas

Welcome and Orientation page

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Welcome and Orientation page

Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

Get in touch

Enquiries about Durham Law School and our courses should be sent via the contact links below.

Durham Law School

Durham University
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road