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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

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Course Summary

This course is ideal if you are looking for a broad selection of law modules that allow you to create your own portfolio of topics to suit your own interests or needs. You can customise your course by choosing more than 40 modules taught by our leading academics.

Your LLM degree will equip you with advanced, specialised legal training, and broaden your career options. Our course will be of particular help if you are planning a career in non-specialist legal practice or in widely based legal policy oriented organisations whether commercial, non-governmental organisation or government based.

Most modules are assessed by a research paper and for many of these you have the opportunity to choose your own research focus. Some modules may be assessed by presentation, examination or reflective log. Over the summer you will be required to complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of your own choice.

Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers. Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms. We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leicester | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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This module is designed to enhance your basic academic skills, and provides a basis for postgraduate work. The module will consider issues such as the nature and practice of critical writing, the process of assessing different sources (as to their hierarchy of importance, their relevance, and their reliability), and the role of reflection in academic reading and writing. You will also be introduced to and will develop your skills in utilising the University Library and other sources of information, as well as the process of citing such sources according to appropriate academic conventions. The module is taught through a variety of learning methodologies, and you will gain exposure to different methods of individual and group learning. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good second class degree or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren't...more

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