Our suite of Master’s in Law (LLM) courses are postgraduate degrees aimed at law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.
Although Master’s degrees are not required to get a training contract or pupillage, they are increasingly important if you want to enhance your academic legal knowledge or want to develop an in-depth knowledge of a particular area in law.
When you study an LLM with us you will:
Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies.
Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology.
Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
You’ll have the chance to select elective modules that interest you, as well as complete a dissertation that allows you to explore an area linked to one of your elective module subject areas through independent research. You’ll learn practical legal skills in analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills.
Our flexibly structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers and research and teaching focused academics, bringing their expertise and experience into the classroom to provide you with the real-world insight that can help prepare you for the practical application of the law.
In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
LLM Master of Law (International) Online
An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this general International Master’s course allows students who are undecided at the point of application to choose their international law related specialisation at a later date.
Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
Terms 1-2 (full-time) or 1-4 (part-time)
Two-week induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2 / 1-4)
You may then choose two modules from the International Law modules:
International Arbitration (available from the Term commencing May 2021)
International Corporate Governance
International Criminal Law
International Human Rights Law
International Trade Law
Public International Law (available from Term commencing September 2021)
Plus two* from the list of modules in the elective module guide.
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Terms 3 (full-time) or 5-6 (part-time)
Dissertation in your chosen International Law specialisation
The LLM International Law Online allows students who have a keen interest in international law to specialise in this growing and fascinating area of legal study. Students must select at least two approved International Law modules to satisfy the programme learning outcomes and complete their dissertation in an area of International Law.
In addition to a general online induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.