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European Legal Studies LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Europe: Law

Course type


Course Summary

The increasing interaction between European countries and their different legal systems has led to growing demand for lawyers who can interact with other legal systems than their own. The LLM European Legal Studies programme offers an opportunity to develop your own perspectives on the implications of legal Europe. It enables you to explore the issues and participate in debate, while developing your own legal skills and understanding. In addition it provides valuable training for a career in modern legal practice, in European, international and Government organisations, or in legal research. The LLM European Legal Studies programme: provides you with a general appreciation of current issues in specific areas of law, both domestic and international, stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivates independent and original thought; enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law; provides opportunities to attend seminars, guest lectures and workshops organised by the Law School's Centre for European Law and Governance, directed by the holder of a Jean Monnet Chair awarded by the European Commission. The LLM European Legal Studies programme is very flexible and offers a wide range of modules which provide you with the ability to customise the programme to meet your own professional and/or employment needs or interests. Students successfully completing the LLM programme may have the opportunity to continue their legal study through the School’s PhD programme or through the Centre for Professional Legal Studies professional programmes (the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course).

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to enable students, by writing a dissertation, to develop the capacity to conduct independent and advanced research under limited supervision. By the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate that they have acquired a detailed and systematic knowledge and understanding of the area of law which is the subject of the dissertation, and that they are capable of conducting, with limited supervision, a substantial piece of research which displays some originality in its application of knowledge, together with a mastery of research, analytical, writing and word-processing skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should ideally have obtained at least a 2:1 class degree or equivalent in Law. Applicants with a 2.2 class degree or equivalent will be considered taking into account the application in its entirety.

University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries. The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in...more

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