Entry requirements

2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Why Lancaster?

  • Benefit from our strong links to chambers and law firms across the UK, including Magic Circle firms in London
  • Learn from world-class researchers, and benefit from tutors committed to innovative teaching and student support
  • Develop the expertise you need to advance your career or prepare for a future in academia
  • Gear your postgraduate studies to your goals with a range of optional modules in specialist areas
  • Carry out your own research to bring fresh insight into an area of law that interests you

Ready to advance in your career? Or start your journey into the legal profession? Our LLM Law will develop your legal expertise – whether you’re new to the field or want to take your career to the next level. Enjoy flexibility and the freedom to choose from modules that match your interests and ambitions.

Surrounded by legal experts

We’re carrying out leading research in a variety of areas – international law and human rights, crime, child and family justice, law and society, and more. All this work means our teaching on legal, jurisprudential and socio-legal issues is always informed by the latest practice.

Our Research Methods in Law module will give you insight into theoretical approaches to the study of law, as well as practical guidance on research design and ethics.

Carry out your own in-depth project

You’ll apply your knowledge to a dissertation which will address a key legal question or issue. Past students have looked at areas like terrorism, breaches of human rights in the garments industry, and legal issues in VR and the metaverse.

Carrying out your own research is a brilliant opportunity to contribute to the legal and academic community with new, original research and writing. You’ll have support from your supervisor throughout every step of the process.

Information for international students

English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Law Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592215