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University of Portsmouth · School of Law

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


If you want to add to your existing law qualifications – or you're a graduate from another subject area who's looking to develop your legal knowledge and gain a relevant qualification – our LLM Law degree course is the perfect next step for you.

On this flexible course – which can be studied either part-time (starting in September only) or full-time (starting in September or January) – you'll develop expertise in law, supplemented with a choice of specialist subjects, including corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property law, and international commercial arbitration.

Choose from optional subjects taught by experts and tailor-make your degree to match your interests. Studying for an LLM will give you the opportunity to develop your legal and research skills. It can also be the first step to a career in research.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

    • Learn from a skilled and experienced team of academics, including active researchers and qualified solicitors and barristers with extensive experience of legal practice
    • Experience a variety of teaching methods, including group work, discussion, case studies, simulation and debate
    • Benefit from our lively careers and employability programme. You'll get the opportunity to attend workshops, gain relevant work experience and participate in our professional mentoring programme
    • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of online ejournals
    • Pursue specific areas of academic interest or, if you prefer, develop a wider range of skills and knowledge

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your legal skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

TThe LLM Law degree course provides a springboard for many career paths, including academia, business or the public sector. If you are an aspiring lawyer, the LLM can give you a competitive edge. If you're already a law practitioner, you'll have the opportunity to pursue new subject specialities.

What jobs can you do with a Law degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Legal adviser
  • Compliance officer
  • Procurement professional
  • Human resources adviser
  • Paralegal/legal clerk
  • Further research or study

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

023 9284 2991