Welcome to the Department of Law
Founded in 2008, the Department of Law provides a dynamic learning environment with a stimulating range of legal subjects on offer
The Department of Law offers a range of Law Programmes and pathways including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) recognised LLB (Hons) Law degree.
The LLB (hons) Law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board; these are known as ‘Qualifying Law Degrees’ and involve the study of seven key subjects, known as the 'Foundations of Legal Knowledge' (FLKs). Some of the modules we offer will be compulsory if you are studying for a Qualifying Law Degree, others will be optional.
For those who are not considering becoming a barrister or solicitor, we also off a range of pathways which will provide you with a valuable opportunity to study different optional modules alongside Law. (see the list of BA (Hons) ‘Law with’ pathways are below for more information).
Regardless of which degree you choose, we pride ourselves on embedding practical legal skills into the degree experience; you will be assessed via a variety of methods, such as mooting, negotiation, client interviewing, presentations, conference posters, as well as traditional exam-based and written assignments.
The Law Department strives to create a supportive environment in which students can get to know their lecturers on an individualised basis.
Research in Law at Winchester is wide-ranging and firmly rooted in the modern-day world. We have research strengths in many areas including Business law; Human Rights; Medical law and ethics; Criminal justice; Child law and the law of Tort.
The Department of Law is home to two Centres: the Centre for Information Rights, which examines the overlap between information and privacy law, and new technologies and methods of data analysis, as well as the Centre for Parliament and Public Law.
We enjoy strong partnerships with a range of regional and national employers within the legal profession, providing you with the opportunity for enhanced employability and professional development.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to become involved in social and extracurricular activities through the departmental events, and the Student Law Societies.
We offer programmes in
- LLB (Hons) Law (with Foundation Year)
- LLB (Hons) Law
- BA (Hons) Law and Business Management
- BA (Hons) Law and Business Management (with Foundation Year)
- BA (Hons) Law with Criminology
- BA (Hons) Law with Cyber Security
- BA (Hons) Law with Media and Communication
- BA (Hons) Law with Politics
- BA (Hons) Law with Psychology
- BA (Hons) Law with Sports
Meet the Law team
Head of Department
Research in Law
Research strengths and centres
Business law; Criminal law; International Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Commercial litigation; Constitutional law; Dispute resolution; Employment law; Family law; Feminist legal theory; Healthcare law; Human rights; International law; Law and religion; Legal Philosophy; Medical law and Ethics; Privacy law; Public law; Tort law.
Departmental Research Centres
The Centre for Information Rights examines the overlap between information and privacy law, and new technologies and methods of data analysis.
CIR organises the annual Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law (TRILCon), open to academics, postgraduate students, policy-makers and practitioners.
CPPL is an interdisciplinary centre focussed on all aspects of Public Law, with an emphasis on issues that cross the threshold of politics and law such as Brexit, the Monarchy, Human Rights and Devolution. CPPL was formally launched in April 2018 and works closely with the Centre for English Identity and Politics.
Postgraduate research supervision
We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision.