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Entry requirements

You'll need a good UK honours degree - at least a 2:2 - in law or a related humanities, social science or business discipline. Alternatively you will have a Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination or a related professional qualification equivalent to a 2:2 OR a related postgraduate diploma or degree.

International students please refer to

English Language Requirements

We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you’re ready to take your legal career in a specific direction, the LLM is an excellent next step.

The LLM is a forward-looking and interdisciplinary legal qualification that produces highly-skilled and employable graduates for an increasingly connected world.

Our course combines excellent research-informed teaching with a commitment to furthering knowledge and understanding of how the law applied to individuals, business and society. Plus, how it operates between countries and organisations and multinational companies in the wider global arena.

You can choose to keep your LLM broad, or select one of four specialist routes:

  • European Law
  • International Business Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law

Digging deeper

Our LLM has a particular emphasis on the operation and application of the law in contemporary national, regional and international contexts. You will look at the effectiveness of the post -1945 world legal order and the rules of public international law governing relations between states, the impact of an increasing body of international human rights and European laws on national legal systems and the development of a transnational body of business, trade and commercial laws.

There is also a strong focus on current issues such as the changing relationship between the UK and the European Union in light of the 2016 Brexit referendum and 2018 Withdrawal Agreement.

As you expand your legal knowledge, you’ll also develop advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills.

Research with impact

The advanced independent study aspect of this course will allow you to focus on an area of law that interests you. You’ll work with specialist researchers who are shaping the legal environment, from discrimination law to medical ethics.

This is the perfect environment if you have ambitions of becoming an expert in a particular area of law or pursuing a career in legal research.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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