Entry requirements

We accept applications from graduates of LLB and other disciplines. For LLB graduates, we normally require a minimum of a lower second class degree from an approved University. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted.

In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.

We have many years’ experience of making offers of entry based on qualifications awarded worldwide and we welcome applications from international students. Entry will require a qualification deemed to be equivalent in level to the UK bachelor degree. For further advice and guidance about your qualification, please contact us at internationaladmission@bangor.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

On this Law LLM student’s will be able to pick from an expansive range of modules, giving opportunity to specialise in certain areas. This course aims to allow students to further develop their legal knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of law within a social, national and global context.

Studying for a masters in Law helps to develop your legal knowledge and apply your understanding of legal principles, rules, doctrine, skills and values to legal problems and contemporary issues giving an appreciation of how law works in practice. Students on this course will learn about the principles and values of law and justice and of ethics, when studying Law we need to consider ethics and values of those that make and apply it. You will have the opportunity to discuss ethical questions and dilemmas and consider the future of ethical decision-making.

Law is shaped by, and impacts on, ethical, social, political, environmental and economic norms, so this degree will help you be civic-minded and well-rounded with an understanding of wider societal challenges. By studying this LLM you can choose to cover a range of different topics including legal concepts relating to contemporary Wales, the UK, Europe and the wider international community. You can also delve deeper into areas of the law such as business and human rights law, cultural heritage and international law, international climate change law and many other.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score

Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)

Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01248 351151