Entry requirements (Home)
An appropriate honours degree e.g. in Law, Criminal Justice, Politics, Finance, Banking or Accounting or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree.
Degree classification: minimum 2:2
Qualifications and previous work experience deemed to be equivalent to the above entry requirements and in suitable areas linked to the award.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website.
Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website
For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.
Months of entry
This taught LLM degree is designed for students who do not wish to specialise, but want to select modules from our specialist Masters programmes in law and criminal justice and be taught by legal specialists.
- Course available to study full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years)
- Flexible start dates - available for January and September starts
- Designed specifically for those with a wide ranging interest in business, corporate and finance law, global crime and security and criminal justice
- Examines key legal and justice issues in both a domestic and global context
- Tutors have extensive experience with a variety of backgrounds and research interests
The LLM is a stand-alone qualification for those who wish to enhance their career prospects through acquiring relevant knowledge and skills in a broad range of modules.
Students on the programme will be taught by: academics highly involved in research in specific subject areas, career young research active lecturers, qualified and former practitioners of law and internationally established experts in their field.
Members of staff at the School of Law carry out research in Law (UK, International) Global Crime and Security and Criminal Justice.
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.