Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first degree in Law, or, exceptionally, in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas. The Law School will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and encourages applications from those wishing to return to academic study to further their knowledge, or those planning to study for a degree while remaining in full-time employment.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM General degree enables students to pursue a programme of study specifically tailored to their individual interests. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own proposal for an individual Master of Laws degree, where they may combine modules from two or more of the Law School's LLM programme.

The study proposal (not more than two pages) should be submitted together with the standard LLM application form. It should provide a (non-binding) list of modules which the applicant is planning to study and briefly explain why this combination has been chosen.

The LLM General is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

Key Facts:

  1. Available for those who wish to pursue a programme of study specifically tailored to their individual interests
  2. Combine subjects (modules) from two or more of postgraduate taught degree programmes for a tailored programme of study
  3. Only Core Modules: Legal Skills and Research AND Dissertation
  4. Otherwise, over 30 modules to choose from
  5. Emphasis on small group and interactive teaching giving students a unique opportunity to access our dedicated team of specialists drawn from both academia and practice.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515