New Postgraduate Masters Students: on-campus programmes

Welcome to the Law School

Welcome to the 2021/22 academic year. We are delighted to welcome you as a new postgraduate student at Edinburgh Law School and we hope you find your studies stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable!

As information for the coming year is confirmed it will be updated on these pages.

Your Programme Director or Personal Tutor

At postgraduate level, your Personal Tutor is also your Programme Director. They will have oversight of your academic progress throughout your degree, and can provide a range of advice on matters such as course selection and study skills support. Further details on Personal Tutors can be found in our Personal Tutoring Statement 2021-22.

Read the Law Postgraduate Personal Tutoring Statement 2021-22

Postgraduate Office

The Postgraduate Office is here to offer you advice and guidance throughout the course of your studies. If you have any questions related to teaching including, questions about your timetable, course materials, access to our online Virtual Learning Environment (LEARN), any teaching-related queries, or if you are experiencing any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Go to the Virtual Learning Environment (LEARN)

The postgraduate office will be available to support you virtually. You can contact us at in the first instance, book virtual appointments, and/or connect via Microsoft Teams.

Advice and Guidance for New Students

The University ‘New Students’ website has lots of advice and guidance about commencing your studies at Edinburgh, and we recommend you spend some time familiarising yourself with the information on these pages.

Go to the University ‘New Students’ website

‘How-To’ online information sessions

The University is running a range of online information sessions for new students to help you settle into your studies and University life. Further details of the ‘How-To’ topics that will be covered can be found on the ‘How-To’ online sessions for postgraduate students website.

Go to the University ‘How-To’ website

Other Sources of Support


The University EdHelp service makes it easy for students to access key topics including, fees, funding, scholarships and bursaries, IT help, student cards, and accommodation. All students have access to EdHelp online, which brings together your frequently used student services, meaning you can find what you need in one place. This means you will be able to access key topics quickly, with less time spent searching for the answer. You can find the EdHelp service online via one of its two access points:

Health and Wellbeing

The University has created a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Centre for students. The fully accessible Centre is based at 7 Bristo Square.

It houses the Student Counselling and Disability Services, the University Medical Centre, and the University Pharmacy. The building offers 36 one-to-one consultation rooms and a wellbeing lounge. The Centre will also play host to various wellbeing pop-ups throughout the year.

For more information, follow our University Wellbeing Team on Twitter: @UoEDWellbeing