Taught course

LLM Master of Laws

Institution
University of Southampton · Southampton Law School
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Law (or a degree with some legal components) is normally required, BUT account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within a relevant field of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On our LLM programme you’ll study with academic staff who are active at the forefront of international and national legal reform and development.

You’ll begin your programme with an intensive, one-week induction on the common law designed to help you to familiarise yourself with the legal system of England and Wales at postgraduate level. You’ll go on to develop the practical legal skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, within a module structure that allows you to shape your degree towards your particular interests. For example you could choose to study:

• international law of the sea

• marine insurance

• principles of commercial arbitration

• intellectual property law in a global world

• corporate governance

• human rights in context

• armed conflict in international law

• free speech and privacy on the internet

We will equip you with the tools to tackle contemporary legal problems as well as complex legal issues arising from practical scenarios, to critically evaluate the principles of the areas of law you have chosen to study and their effectiveness. You will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, to analyse complex texts, construct arguments and communicate these effectively.

Southampton Law School has strong research and teaching profiles in commercial and corporate law, maritime law and international and human rights law, and our LLM Master of Laws builds on this diversity of strengths. Our expertise 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. Southampton - as the quintessential port city and being home to many industry organisations – also offers the ideal background for your studies.

This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.

You’ll join a close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. In addition, our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career support will enable you to grow your networks and enhance your employability in preparation for a successful legal career.

Information for international students

Band F, IELTS7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£18,812

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
pgapply.fbl@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4393