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LLM - Master of Laws
Law Medicine (General) Health Studies
The majority of students interested in medical law and related issues use our postgraduate taught programmes in Law, Medicine and Healthcare as an opportunity to gain advanced specialist knowledge in preparation for medical legal practice.
The programme is also often of interest to medical practitioners and health service workers. Modules are designed to draw on the experience and research excellence of the teaching staff.
Why the School of Law?
Long history of legal education
The Liverpool Law School has a proud tradition and over a century’s experience of inspiring and challenging its students to reach their potential.
As members of the Russell Group, our staff are leading experts in their field, producing research of international excellence. Research feeds into teaching at postgraduate level, keeping students informed of the latest developments.
The Liverpool Law School also offers an enthusiastic and energetic environment in which to enjoy the academic study of the law, whilst providing the opportunities to enhance your employability and improve your professional prospects.
Our LLM students are invited to take advantage of the School’s tremendous variety of extra-curricular activities including workshops, talks, training sessions, career events, internships and pro bono projects.
The School of Law includes amongst its alumni Judges of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Courts, as well as distinguished figures in branches of the legal profession. Legal study provides a mark of excellence in any qualification profile. Apart from judicial appointment or working within the legal profession, past graduates have gone on to undertake Government service, to work within International Humanitarian Organisations, the UN, institutions of the European Union, to pursue careers in commerce, management, banking, marketing, public relations and a whole host of other challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
Any of the Law postgraduate taught programmes offered additionally provide an ideal opportunity to gain advanced specialist knowledge in preparation for further postgraduate research. All programmes of study are designed to enhance academic profiles and to ensure that graduates leave us with highly marketable skills, whatever they decide that market to be.
The Liverpool Law School offers a 12-week Legal Research Training to all students on LLM programmes as an integral part of LLM teaching at Liverpool. It is a forum for contextualising and enhancing the development of research skills, analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and academic writing skills that occurs in substantive modules, and more explicitly provides practical and relevant advice on advanced academic research technique that will help you engage with your studies more effectively.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Applicants for the Law postgraduate taught programmes should normally hold a minimum of a 2:1 class Honours Degree in Law (BA or LLB), or in a relevant degree subject, including: Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, International Relations, Banking, Management Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics from a UK university. For the Medicine & Healthcare pathway, applicants can have first degree with a medical background. Applicants with degrees from institutions outside the UK will have their applications considered on an individual, but comparable basis (see the International web pages for details of entry requirements by country). All applicants are required to supply: a completed application form, proof of qualifications and two references (one of which, as a minimum, must be academic). Applicants are considered on the basis of academic ability and potential and other relevant considerations are also taken into account. Applicants who have marginally missed the benchmark indicated above, are considered on a discretionary basis.
2010 saw the coming together of the School of Law and the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology to form the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool – a School with social justice at its core and with over one hundred years of heritage. The combination of these two departments saw the School bring the research and expertise of its staff and students together into one community. As of 2020, this...more