About The School of Law
Law has been a part of the University's portfolio almost since its foundation, with Law and Language combined programmes dating from the 1960s. Over recent years legal education at Surrey has undergone rapid expansion with undergraduate programmes in Law with International Studies and single honours Law now also being offered, as well as a range of postgraduate programmes and research opportunities. In recognition of this, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the University, Law at Surrey became a School of Law in 2007.
The Single Honours Law programme is now one of the biggest undergraduate courses run by the University and attracts students from around the world and from all walks of life in the UK. We are also particularly proud of the extensive provision of work placement opportunities for our students. This is part of our ethos, which is to combine demanding and rewarding academic study with exposure to the realities of the professional world.
We are also proud of our international and European traditions. Not only do we continue to offer undergraduate Law that combines with the study of international or European legal systems and languages but we now offer Masters programmes focussing on these areas. We send many of our undergraduate students on placements both within Europe and to North America. We also have regular exchange programmes with a variety of European universities.
The School is not just about teaching. We have a broad range of research activity, ranging from areas of international and European law to concepts like Environmental and Environmental Health Law, Justice, Family Law, and aspects of Public Law. Our growing body of postgraduate research students are working on a range of projects cutting across all of these areas.