Master of Laws

LLM Master of Laws (General)

A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest. With the Master of Law (General) you can enjoy maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. The course has been purposely designed to be an innovative, adaptable programme for law and non-law graduates to customise their studies to suit their preferred areas of interest.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Degree

Full requirements

Next start date

October 2020

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An innovative programme with maximum flexibility in the choice of modules and a dissertation topic of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.

The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

LLM Master of Laws (General)

The Master of Laws (General) is designed for those who desire flexibility in the choice of modules and dissertation topic while studying. The programme design means that you can choose modules based on the criteria most important to you. Whether you have a particular career goal in mind, or are studying for pure enjoyment, the Master of Laws (General) programme allows you maximum control over your degree.

When you study the LLM Master of Laws (General) with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

You’ll have the chance to select four elective modules that interest you, as well as complete a dissertation that allows you to explore an area linked to one of your elective module subject areas through independent research. You’ll learn practical legal skills in analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills.

Our flexibly structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers and research and teaching focused academics, bringing their expertise and experience into the classroom to provide you with the real-world insight that can help prepare you for the practical application of the law.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.

Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Tier 4 visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.

Course Structure

Two week induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.

  • Research Methods Training

Choose four (two per term)*:

  • Company Law in Practice
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Trade Law
  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • The Law of Data and Digital Assets
  • Techno Ethics in Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Advocacy and Bar Skills**
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation**
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution**
  • Investigative Legal Journalism

*All elective modules are subject to availability

**Successful completion of these three modules results in an exemption from the University’s BPC Selection Event.

Dissertation in one of your Elective Module subject areas.

 

Course Start Dates

  • Master of Law (General) (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
  • Master of Law (General) (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • Master of Law (General) (Master of Laws)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Nottingham and Online (Hong Kong)

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Study Online

You can also study this course online, allowing you to study full-time or part-time, as well as being able to study any modules that aren’t available at your chosen campus online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study is London.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.

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As you can custom-build your LLM to focus on your interests and needs, it has its own structure, with different assessments to suit

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You can apply for this course directly with the University.

This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Couse (LPC). For more information on the choice of Master's to study alongisde our LPC, please visit the LPC page.

Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

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UK/EU students: £8,750
International students: £12,000

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan worth up to £11,222.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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