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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course allows you to build your own personalised LLM by choosing from our wide range of specialist modules, meaning you can study areas that interest you.

As well as specialisms delivered by our staff, there are options in oil and gas or energy law (from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy). You can also choose from business, and politics and international relations.

Students often combine topics from different areas. For example, you might want to combine an understanding of corporate and commercial law with environmental law, or to combine an understanding of security with international criminal justice.

This wide choice allows you to develop existing areas of specialism or to expand your knowledge into new areas of law that you have not studied or practised in before.


Entrants to LLM courses usually fall into in one of four categories:

  • they are professionals, often working in legal practice, and they want to increase their qualifications and specialisms in order to enhance their career prospects
  • they are looking for a change of career or a change of specialism
  • they want to complete their education
  • they are considering an academic career

The flexibility of the LLM (General) has meant that graduates have gone on to pursue careers in all aspects of the legal profession, from private practice, or as as in-house counsel, to working for governments or NGOs, as well as PhD study and academia.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims: to promote a deeper and critical understanding of selected areas of law; to develop originality of thought and skills of research, analysis, argumentation and expression; to build upon and develop the knowledge and skills acquired in the taught masters modules through an extended piece of independent work.

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 must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered.