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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

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Course Summary

On this LLM, you will deepen your knowledge of legal principles, and gain an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural context in which you operate.

You will learn from leading scholars with expertise in a wide range of areas. This allows you to explore a variety of approaches to law. Many of our staff not only research but also work with governments, international organisations, and policymakers. The course content reflects their latest insight and research.

You will have the opportunity to tailor the degree to your interests by:

  • investigating a broad range of legal subject areas
  • taking core modules from one of our other on-campus LLM courses
  • selecting options from all our on-campus LLM courses
  • choosing different pathways.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals, practitioners, and activists from around the world. The global perspective you’ll gain will help you formulate critical responses to legal issues. These networks will also be valuable after you graduate.


This course prepares you for your future career. It has skills training at its core, helping you to approach legal problems logically. You will develop the intellectual and practical skills - including legal research and critical analysis - to understand different areas of law and to provide appropriate legal responses.

Our LLM graduates have gone on to a variety of roles across the world, including in:

  • law firms
  • the private sector
  • international organisations
  • government and the Civil Service.
  • Some of our graduates have also gone on to further study and careers in academia.

Graduate destinations

Recent Sussex Law School graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • pupil barrister, Three Raymond Buildings
  • regulatory specialist, UBS
  • refugee researcher, Amnesty International UK.


All LLM students design and carry out a project of research under individual supervision. You are encouraged to apply the theoretical and practical principles of research methodology, which were addressed by the module Advanced Research for LLM Students, when producing your 10,000-word dissertation.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirement: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in law or a relevant subject such as economics, finance, international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice, or sociology. You may still be considered for the course if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.