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LLM in Contemporary Legal Studies

University of Chester · Department of Law

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally need a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in law, or combined law degree. Alternatively, they may have completed the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) or Level 6 CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). Credit exemption may be given for certified or experiential learning taken during the previous five years.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This course is designed for students with a legal background who wish to pursue further study and research into legal topics of contemporary interest. Those completing the LLM will become competent in advanced critical thinking and legal analysis, and be able to use these skills in the legal sector or elsewhere.

Why Study LLM in Contemporary Legal Studies with us?

This course offers you an excellent opportunity to obtain critical awareness and knowledge of current legal issues in a variety of legal areas.

The LLM will appeal to those wanting to enhance their prospects of a legal career plus those already qualified and working who want to improve their professional skills and status, and it is intended that continuing professional development (CPD) points will be available in these circumstances.

Our course includes optional modules on advanced advocacy skills; law in literature and film; employment law; discrimination law; issues in criminal law, justice and evidence; and personal injury and medical law.

How will I be taught?

The LLM is delivered on a half day each week over two semesters of 12 weeks. The teaching hours will normally be six hours per week. The course is taught using lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations, and these will be supplemented by private study.

How will I be assessed?

We offer a variety of assessment methods: written coursework, oral examinations, group presentations, time-constrained assessments, case reviews, publication reviews and written exams.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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