Taught course

Law - European Legal Studies

University of Bristol · University of Bristol Law School

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).

Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:

  • an upper second-class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
  • an upper second-class honours degree in any subject, along with relevant experience in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.

Applicants in either of these two exceptional cases must make a case explaining why their qualifications or experience fall into category (1) or (2) in their personal statement.

Recognised Prior Learning is currently not accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.

Months of entry


Course content

European Law is under unprecedented levels of challenge and scrutiny, not least as a result of Brexit and the ongoing rule of law disputes with some of the Union’s youngest Member States. It is also in a process of rapid transformation, including the crucial redefinition of the EU-UK relationship, the implementation of very ambitious free trade deals with neighbouring and more distant countries, as well as an expanding role of the EU’s external relations. There are thus foreseeable trends of further Europeanisation and more active coordination of Member States’ policies, in particular their responses to the 2020 pandemic and the economic crisis that is, unfortunately, very likely to hit Europe and the entire world. Understanding EU law in the current context is a fascinating and challenging academic endeavour and this LLM will equip you with advanced knowledge in a number of areas, as well as in the specific topic of your choice for your dissertation.

If you are interested in studying law beyond your undergraduate degree level and want to develop your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol’s LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community and our LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-renowned experts.

For further information about the Law School, visit our Why Bristol Law School? web page, which includes short videos. Visit the Law School's Brexit web pages to explore our active involvement in and responses to the Brexit negotiations.

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 Admissions
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