Entry requirements

A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Accountancy and Finance, Economics, Politics, International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2, or an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Law or in a cognate discipline, or other international equivalent.
Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules in accordance with our accreditation of prior learning (APL) process.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you currently hold an undergraduate law degree (or equivalent)? Are you looking to take the next step in your legal career? Our specialised Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides the perfect opportunity to broaden your legal knowledge in a specific area of your interest.

Studying law at postgraduate level provides the chance to develop your problem-solving skills that enable you to exercise sound judgement in complex, uncertain and new environments; gain specialised knowledge to pursue a wide range of legal and non-legal careers and grow networks and enhance your employability.

Intellectual Property Law

What will I study on this pathway?

Studying an LLM in intellectual property law is a great way to deepen your knowledge of contemporary issues in law whilst having the opportunity to specialise in international law, intellectual property law and technology and electronic commerce and digital trade.

International Commercial Law

What will I study on this pathway?

If you wish to focus on the law in relation to international commercial law, our LLM degree provides the opportunity to study a range of areas relevant to the international commercial law. You will have the opportunity to study more specialised areas, including, international commercial dispute resolution, international trade and competition law.

International Human Rights Law Pathway

What will I study on this pathway?

If your interests lie in human rights law, our LLM degree provides the opportunity to study a range of areas relevant to international human rights law. You will have the opportunity to study more specialised areas, including, contemporary issues in law, international trade and international law.

Why study this subject?

Our LLM programme and its pathways have been specially designed to provide you with a systemic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, within social, commercial and political contexts.

We are focused on providing you with the tools needed to progress your career to the next level through enhancing your professional development, academic potential and problem-solving skills by acquiring a critical understanding of the complex legal, economic, cultural and political issues informing English and international regulations.

Studying at postgraduate level will allow you to work towards your career aspirations through honing your research and writing skills and developing the versatility needed to work in a number of professional sectors, including the legal profession, corporate and commercial industries, government bodies or academia.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

What are the tuition fees

Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£13,200 per year


Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£18,800 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

0330 123 2023