Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk

Contact: Stuart McChlery T: +44 (0)141 331 3358 E:

The Glasgow School for Business and Society is one of the world's leading centres for the provision of risk management education, consultancy and research, with more than twenty years' experience in the field. Since 1982, our programmes have attracted students from around the world. Working closely with colleagues in industry and commerce, as well as the main professional and trade bodies, the university developed the first undergraduate degree in Risk Management in Europe. In 1996, the postgraduate MSc programme was launched.

We also enjoy strong connections with legal community with students participating in regular events and training to improve their academic experience, legal skills and employability. GCU Law researchers cover a wide range of topics including international human rights law, legal theory, criminal law, forensic science, the legal profession, health care law, ethics and delict. Our vibrant LLB degree programme has excellent staff/student ratios focused on providing individualised attention to students and their progress.

The Department also offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which bring together the fields of Law and Risk. We host a dynamic postgraduate group comprising both national and international students. Our completion rates are excellent.

We offer a diverse range of potential PhD topics in our thematic areas. Since 2010, students also have the opportunity to undertake a Professional Doctorate in Justice and Policy.

Areas of Excellence

  • Citizenship and Human Rights 
  • Criminal Law, Juries and Miscarriages of Justice 
  • Delict
  • European Law
  • Expert Evidence 
  • Gender in Law
  • Health Care Law, Ethics and Policy
  • International Contract, Economic and Trade Law 
  • IT law
  • Islamic law
  • Operational risk management
  • Public and private sector risk management
  • Media law
  • Professional Legal Structures
  • State  Responsibility and Aggression

Our Courses

You'll benefit from small classes and close links to industry and professional bodies.