Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent. Your application should also include a strong reference.

International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in any band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered by experienced and professionally qualified tutors, this course supports you in undertaking postgraduate research. The taught modules will provide a foundation for undertaking independent in depth and critical legal analysis in your chosen area of research.

Postgraduate legal research is not just for lawyers or those already in a legal setting – this course will develop and improve your theoretical and practical understanding. You may be relatively new at practising law, looking to enhance your CV, or you might simply have an interest in the subject. This degree will give you advanced critical awareness of current legal issues.

As well as the academic aspect of studying for a Master’s degree, you can also work with our Law Clinic, offering free legal advice to members of the public. We have excellent links with local law firms and barristers’ chambers who attend the university on a regular basis to give talks and practical courses. Willans Solicitors, a leading South West law firm based in Cheltenham, are sponsoring a prize for the best LLM graduate.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at out postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

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

Enquiries Team
03330 141414