You’ll learn from leading scholars with expertise in a wide range of areas, so you can keep your options open and explore a variety of approaches to law.
Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge. You can select core modules from any of our LLM courses. You'll extend your breadth and depth of knowledge of legal principles and the social, political, economic and cultural context in which you operate.
This course has skills training at its core, helping you to approach legal problems logically. This LLM gives you the opportunity to investigate a broad range of legal subject areas and to choose different pathways.
Degree Requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in law or a relevant subject such as economics, finance, international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology. You may still be considered for the course if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.
IELTS (Academic): Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).
Admissions information for applicants
How to apply: You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system.
Personal Statement: Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application.
1 August 2021 (international)
1 September 2021 (UK)
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part-time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
For details about the part-time course, contact Dr Mark Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Anthropology of Law
Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
Biodiversity and Natural Resources Law
Carriage of Goods by Sea
Civil and Political Rights: Contemporary Challenges
Corruption and the Law
Criminology in Theory and Method
Critical Approaches to Information Law
Critiquing International Law
Digital Intellectual Property Law
Hate Crime and Sexual Violence
Human Rights Law Clinic
Indigenous and Minority Rights
International and Comparative Company Law
International and Transnational Offending
International Aspects of Intellectual Property and Technology Regulation
International Business and Human Rights
International Commercial Arbitration
International Environmental Law
International Financial Law Regulation and Governance
International Human Rights Law
International Investment Law
International Law: Rights and Responsibilities
Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Law of Armed Conflict
Law of International Business Transactions
Law, Religion, and Human Rights
LGBTQI Rights: International and Comparative Perspectives
Migration, Rights and Governance
Principles of International Law
Privacy and Data Protection Law
Regulating the Creative Industries
Restorative Justice: Domestic and International Approaches
Socioeconomic rights: economic violence, social justice and human rights law
The EU as a Global Actor
The Law and Behaviour of Business Organisations
The Law of Financial Derivatives and Structured Products
The Legal Regulation of International Trade
The Use of Force and International Law
Transnational Commercial Law
Transnational Corporate Finance Law
War, Terror, Violence and International Law
Women and Human Rights
How much does it cost?
UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year
Please note, all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Costs are paid at the start of your course unless specified otherwise. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation.
The optional but recommended texts for this course cost between £20 and £50.
How can I fund my course?
Postgraduate Masters loans
You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2021. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Career options available after graduation are as wide as the course itself. Many of our graduates go on to qualify as law professionals, nationally and internationally.
Others find employment in government or NGOs, or in commerce. Some choose to work in-house without qualifying in any particular jurisdiction or go on to further study.
Recent Sussex Law School graduates have gone on to jobs including:
Pupil barrister, Three Raymond Buildings
Regulatory specialist, UBS
Refugee researcher, Amnesty International UK.
(Sussex Law School careers database)