Entry requirements

Degree Classification

UK Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent

Degree Subject Law or related degree

Months of entry


Course content

Law Masters (LLM) degrees are increasingly seen by employers as a means to distinguish applicants. If you would like to study a Master’s in Law course that can be specifically tailored to your interests, the LLM General degree is an excellent choice.

You will be given the freedom to choose any combination of LLM modules from the extensive selection offered by UEA Law School, ranging from subjects relevant to international trade and commerce to corporate governance; from international competition law to intellectual property and information technology law; and to more socio-legal subjects, such as the protection of privacy and reputation.

Upon completing your LLM, you will be well placed to pursue a range of exciting careers. Our alumni have progressed to a wide variety of roles, from private practice in local and international law firms to government legal departments and international organisations, and from universities to industry and commerce – the world truly is your oyster.


Study at UEA Law School and you will be joining a School that excels in its dedication to offering intellectually diverse, varied and stimulating postgraduate courses, supported by a wide range of subjects or modules taught by leading experts. The School is based in Earlham Hall, a building of significant historical importance, built in 1642 but recently refurbished.

Each year, we welcome around 100 postgraduate students from a wide variety of geographical and personal backgrounds, and it is the vibrant and dynamic community they create that completes the student experience.

We place significant emphasis on choice, building your confidence, maximising your employability, and developing adaptable transferable skills. We believe small-group teaching at postgraduate level is important, and we aim to keep class sizes low, offering you an unparalleled personal teaching environment with access to our team of international specialists drawn from academia and practice.

We also believe practical and careers experience is extremely valuable, and we’ve developed a programme of opportunities tailored specifically to the needs of our postgraduate students, including placement opportunities for both UK and overseas students. During your course, you can apply for one of our internship placements. You can also attend careers panels, commercial awareness workshops, mock job interviews, our annual Law Careers Fair and many other events organised by the UEA Law School and the Careers Service.


You’ll experience a variety of assessment methods, but with a particular focus on coursework. We believe this enables you to best demonstrate your attainment of the learning objectives, and therefore enhances your performance, aiding your successful completion of your Master’s degree.

Throughout your course, you will be given guidance on your work and constructive feedback to help you improve. This feedback will be on both your formative and summative assessments and can be discussed with your Academic Adviser and your module organiser.


After the Course

You’ll graduate ready for variety of exciting legal careers, including legal practice, practice before the bars of various jurisdictions, posts in government and international organisations, and public service. Past LLM graduates have gone into specialist areas of law, finance, the civil service, local government, administration or even teaching.

Alternatively, you might continue your studies with a PhD.


A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.

Examples of careers you could enter include:

  • Local law firms

  • International law firms

  • Legal departments in governments

  • Legal departments in international organisations

  • Universities, industry and commerce

  • Academia

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500 (full time)
International students
£19,800 (full time)


Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are:

  • UK Students: £9,500 (full time)

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Course Related Costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
A mix of assessment, with a focus on coursework100

Course contact details

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