Taught course


Aberystwyth University · Aberystwyth Law School

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Entry requirements

An Honours Degree 2:2 (minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable especially if ECTS evidence is available. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and/or Accreditation of Experiential Prior Learning (APEL) are considered on an individual basis according to current University Regulations Further information including applications forms, reference forms and information on fees can be found on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Aberystwyth LLM in Law is your opportunity to build a world-class course of study in law which suits your needs and interests. The LLM in Law is designed so that it allows you the flexibility to choose an unrestricted package of modules from those available within the Aberystwyth Law School. You can even choose up to 20 credits of study modules from outside the department, enabling you to further tailor your LLM to your wider-ranging interests.

All of the LLM courses and modules at Aberystwyth are constructed to develop your cognitive abilities as well as enhance your knowledge. In every course available to you, the study of legal theory is always balanced with the investigation of an array of fascinating case studies to illuminate your study and put you in touch with an authentic experience of legal cases.

The LLM in Law will challenge you to direct your own study amid a fascinating array of options. You will be able to choose from areas of law including the environment, human rights, international business, commerce, technology and many more. Whichever modules you take, you will be given a thorough grounding in legal theory and practice to make you ready for the rigorous demands of the modern legal workplace.

In completing your LLM, you will have gained a wealth of skills vital for success in legal and more general employment options. For instance, you will become proficient in quickly identify assumptions, evaluating the evidentiary quality of statements, detecting false logic or reasoning, identifying implicit values, defining terms appropriately and stating your case clearly.

An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of your choice. This is your opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on your professional life. Previous LLM students at Aberystwyth have found this opportunity to be invaluable in establishing a successful career. This course will be particularly attractive to those seeking a career in transnational corporations, specialist online trading, corporate lobby groups, international law firms and a range of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

You will benefit from the knowledge and experience of members of the Aberystwyth Law School who will also guide and encourage you as you tackle your Master's dissertation. Alongside your subject-specific learning, you will also complete regular assignments and exercises designed to strengthen your rigorous analytical skills, your abilities in argument formation and your capacity for independent thought, making you highly employable in legal and other professional work contexts.

Information for international students

If you have a Bachelor's degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further details see our website.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please see our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Uta Kohl
+44 (0) 1970 622 720