Taught course

Law - Public Law

University of Bristol · University of Bristol Law School

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in Law. Professional experience is not required. Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

Our LLM in Public Law represents an area of law in demand. At a critical time in history, it presents an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the role of law in ensuring public bodies act compatibly with the rights of those affected by their actions - and graduate to meet a growing demand for expert lawyers with the skills and knowledge to embrace the associated challenges.

Our LLM programmes are well-respected by leading law firms*. This programme explores the pressures that arise from particular areas of public policy, and the role of law in setting the framework for decision-making and as a tool for achieving policy goals. It also offers a wide range of specialist units in related areas such as health inequalities, human rights, international law and labour law.

Choosing the LLM in Public Law will see you challenged and inspired by world-leading academics who have internationally recognised research profiles in the subject. The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum they deliver makes our graduates stand out - able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and empowered to pursue rewarding careers.

Our students have gone on to work for leading law firms, specialising in human rights or administrative law, for international organisations, NGOs and other governance organisations. Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.

*Ranked #4 in UK for most graduate trainees recruited by top law firms (Chambers Student Guide 2019).

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

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

Course contact details

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