LLM in Law
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 10,500 / per year *
01 Sep 2024
Earliest start date
* £10,500/year for full-time home, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students | £21,500/year for full-time international students
On this LLM, you’ll deepen your knowledge of legal principles, and gain an overview of the social, political, economic and cultural context in which you operate.
You’ll learn from leading scholars with expertise in a wide range of areas. This allows you to explore a variety of approaches to law. Many of our staff not only research but also work with governments, international organisations and policy-makers. The course content reflects their latest insight and research.
You’ll have the opportunity to tailor the degree to your interests by:
- investigating a broad range of legal subject areas
- taking core modules from one of our other on-campus LLM courses
- selecting options from all of our on-campus LLM courses
- choosing different pathways.
Throughout your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals, practitioners and activists from around the world. The global perspective you’ll gain will help you formulate critical responses to legal issues. These networks will also be valuable after you graduate.
We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.
This course prepares you for your future career. It has skills training at its core, helping you to approach legal problems logically. You’ll develop the intellectual and practical skills – including legal research and critical analysis – to understand different areas of law and to provide appropriate legal responses.
Our LLM graduates have gone on to a variety of roles across the world, including in:
- law firms
- the private sector
- international organisations
- government and the Civil Service.
Some of our graduates have also gone on to further study and careers in academia.
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)
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 us.
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.
Spring and summer teaching
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.
While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.
- Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
- Corporate Finance
- Criminology in Theory and Method
- Critical Approaches to Information Law
- Critiquing International Law
- Institutions in the Global Financial Market
- International Financial Law Regulation and Governance
- International Human Rights Law
- International Law in the Modern World
- Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
- Law of International Business Transactions
- Principles of International Law
- The Law and Behaviour of Business Organisations
- Transnational Commercial Law
- Biodiversity and Natural Resources Law
- Carriage of Goods by Sea
- Civil and Political Rights: Contemporary Challenges
- Corruption and the Law
- Cyber Law
- Cybercrime Law
- Digital Intellectual Property Law
- Economic Crime
- Hate Crime and Sexual Violence
- Human Rights Law Clinic
- Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
- Indigenous and Minority Rights
- International and Comparative Company Law
- International and Transnational Offending
- International Business and Human Rights
- International Commercial Arbitration
- International Crimes
- International Investment Law
- Law, Religion, and Human Rights
- LGBTQI Rights: International and Comparative Perspectives
- Migration, Rights and Governance
- 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 Law of Financial Derivatives and Structured Products
- Trade Law and the International System
- Transnational Corporate Finance Law
- War, Terror, Violence and International Law
- Women and Human Rights
- Youth Justice
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.
Check back in January 2024 for the modules running in the academic year 2024/25.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.
Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2024/25.
Working while you study
Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work
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