Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate Law degree with honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

It is sometimes said that political theory concerns the questions of ‘who gets what and who says’. In modern pluralistic societies an additional question arises: how can we live together peacefully in circumstances in which we disagree about how best to live? These issues are both political and legal. States, and increasingly international institutions, regulate citizens’ lives through law. These regulations - for example, over ‘hate speech’ or the wearing of religious clothing and/or symbols in public - raise profound questions of the proper relation of citizens to one another and to the state. The LLM in Legal and Political Theory offers the opportunity to study the central issues and approaches of legal and political theory and to consider the relations between them.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325818