Taught course

LLM Master of Laws (General)

University of Southampton · School of Law

Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each component.

Corporate and Commercial, Insurance, Information Technology and Commerce, International, International Business and Maritime Law

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM degree programme is designed to draw on the research strengths of the School’s academic staff who are active at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development. The expertise of the staff has been recognised as being of international excellence, and in the School of Law we are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.

Become a successful legal professional, ready to take on any case possible with the LLM General Law degree. Choose from pathways that allow you to tailor the programme to your own interests and specialise in a particular area, such as Corporate and Commercial, Insurance, Information Technology and Commerce, International, International Business and Maritime Law. Develop the knowledge to debate and win cases of great importance through supervision from a renowned team of staff. Make that difference in the world of law by applying for the LLM General Law degree.

Core modules: Dissertation - LLM
Optional modules: Admiralty Law; Carriage by Air; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Commercial Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation; Intellectual Property Law and Policy; Corporate Governance of Boards (half option); Corporate Governance – Shareholders’ Rights (half option); EU Competition Law; Insurance Law; International and Comparative Competition Law; International Commercial Arbitration; International Law of the Sea; International Protection of Human Rights; Fundamentals of Public International Law (half option); Dispute Settlement in International Law (half option); International Trade Law; IT Law and Public Policy; Advanced Secured Transactions (half
option); Principles of Secured Transactions (half option); International Marine and European Environmental (Liability) Law; Marine Insurance; World Trade Organization Law and Regional Economic Integration

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Information for international students


Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393