Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree in Law, management, or one of the social sciences, with honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent). Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will also be considered on a case by case basis. If English is not your first language and you have not completed an undergraduate degree in English we will need evidence of your English language ability to the required level, in addition to any academic entry requirements.

Please see here for further details: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/apply/international/english/

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM in Law enables you to develop a personal programme of study and further your interests in areas of law from across our LLM programmes.

Your programme will be underpinned by two core modules: on 'Legal Systems: Sources and Operations', and on 'Research Skills and Methods'. You will add your choice of modules from our LLM in International Corporate and Commercial Law, LLM in Legal and Political Theory, and LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice. You will complete the programme with a supervised dissertation on a topic inspired by one or more of your chosen modules.

Overall, therefore, you can tailor your own programme of study, to prepare yourself for further academic study or for a range of legal careers including progression to the next stage of professional qualification, or for a wide range of other employment opportunities. At the same time, you can enjoy the benefits of world-class research-led teaching, problem-based learning, and learning law in context.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information for international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit our website for further information on fees and funding for postgraduate taught 2017/18

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
01904 325737