Entry requirements

Normally, you should have a good Honours degree or equivalent – substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status. We look for graduates with an appropriate Honours degree in law or a non-law degree that has a substantial amount of law content. We will consider those with a third class degree if they hold a professional qualification such as the LPC. Other qualifications or experience which demonstrate appropriate legal or related knowledge equivalent to degree standard will also be considered.

You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The programme allows you to design a bespoke qualification equipping you with specialist knowledge and encouraging critical analysis of key themes across a varied range of specialist legal areas.

The course will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking and each module is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills directly relevant to your chosen field.

The stimulating programme content is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. It gives the learner the opportunity to critically analyse and understand complexities that can arise in these areas as well as challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives.

The dynamics of the course place emphasis on the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. It will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the further specialist study of law.

  • The LLM course is designed for those seeking career development by gaining a deeper understanding of specialised areas of the law
  • Upon completion of the course, you could also consider further study at MPhil/PhD level
  • The LLM modules may be suitable for practitioners looking to obtain Continuing Professional Development points

Information for international students

TOEFL 550; IELTS 6.0; or equivalent English proficiency. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222