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