Taught course

LLM Master of Laws (General)

University of Southampton · Southampton Law School

Entry requirements

A UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in law or in a degree with substantive legal component. See international equivalent qualifications www.southampton.ac.uk/pgp/entry

Work experience also considered. English language: band 2D.

Months of entry


Course content

Our LLM Master of Laws offers choice from a full range of modules, providing a flexible academic programme that can be tailored to suit your interests. You will develop your powers of analysis, legal reasoning and writing skills while exploring four interesting and varied subjects. In today’s competitive market, our programme offers you the chance to enhance your knowledge and develop your skills, preparing you to compete with the best to secure your chosen career. To successfully complete the LLM, you will need to choose from 120 credits and work on a dissertation during the summer on a topic of your choice. The list of subjects is extensive and allows you to tailor a bespoke LLM experience by choosing and matching subjects according to your interests and future career choices.

Core Module: Dissertation.

Optional Modules:
30 credits: Admiralty Law; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Commercial Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration; International and Comparative Competition Law; Insurance Law; Intellectual Property Law and Theory; International Law of the Sea; International Protection of Human Rights; International Trade Law.
15 credits: Advanced Secured Transactions; Corporate Governance – Shareholders’ Rights; Dispute Settlement in International Law; Fundamentals of Public International Law; Principles of Secured Transactions

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393