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General Law Masters (LLM)

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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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LLM - Master of Laws

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Course Summary

Why choose this course?

Kingston's LLM offers you an exciting opportunity to gain a solid postgraduate education in law at the same time as boosting your professional career, through development of your research, analytical and practical skills

This course is a flexible, rigorous masters programme: you can take modules at a high academic level in any area of law that interests you. We combine excellent, rigorous academic teaching with opportunities to engage with the professional world and to develop your professional network.

The Department of Law has a team of highly skilled academics, some of whom combine teaching with legal practice. This helps to ensure that the courses are constantly refreshed with the latest industry thinking and practice, and provides you with the opportunity to mix with people who can provide hands-on experience and insight into their area of legal work.

What you will study

The General Law LLM allows you to tailor your programme to your interests and career goals, with no named specialisation. Students will:

undertake a core dissertation in an area of their choice, subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor
choose four modules from a range of any of the optional modules. This ensures your degree is transferable to any career path upon completion.

After you graduate

Your LLM in General Law is a demonstration of your skills, determination and expertise.

For practising legal professionals, an LLM will help you improve and focus your career towards the areas that interest you most. You will expand the scope of your knowledge and use your dissertation as an opportunity to carry out independent research any area that interests you.

Many of the graduates from this course go on to complete their solicitor or barrister training or join graduate schemes in a range of areas including procurement and contracts; in-house legal advice or compliance.

Our LLM graduates have gone on to work for law firms, private business, government, NGO's and charitable organisations. They work in a breadth of roles with job titles including assistant solicitor, barrister, paralegal, partner, lawyer, legal advisor, judge, consultant, policy compliance manager, general counsel, company secretary and senior associate.

Regional and global companies that our graduates work for include Norton Rose Fulbright, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Blaser Mills Solicitors, Campbell Johnston Clark, Fluor, Nabarro, Guile Nicholas Solicitors, Adams and Remers, Crown Court Worcester, Carter Bells, Adler Fitzpatrick Solicitors LLP, Surrey Law Society; Government Legal Services, Russell Cooke Solicitors, FPG Solicitors, Rose & Rose and IBM.


This module is a core requirement for all LLM programmes. It aims to develop students' skills in advanced legal research and their appreciation of the theoretical underpinnings of legal research. The module also enables students to choose their own area of legal interest to research in depth and to produce an extended piece of academic writing demonstrating their skills in research and analysis.

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you need: a honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or a joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or a qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more

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