LL.M. On Campus

Law and Social Justice

University of Leeds

12 months
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The LLM in Law and Social Justice programme at the University of Leeds enables you to examine how the law facilitates (or may undermine) social justice at the local, national and international level. The interdisciplinary nature of the course allows you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Law and School of Sociology and Social Policy. 


You will have the opportunity to engage with core modules that explore the ways in which we define, access and attempt to enact justice. You will also investigate the range and magnitude of inequalities around disability, gender, race and class both domestically and globally, examining their implications for law, policy and practice. 

In addition to core modules, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your course with optional modules, exploring issues such as: disability; health, justice and embodiment; social care law; and the building of just and resilient communities. 

Throughout the course you will develop advanced knowledge and transferrable skills such as understanding and solving problems, analysing and communicating complex information, and working independently and as part of a team. 

All of which will prepare you for a fruitful career in areas such as law, healthcare, social care, the third sector, activism, policy development and local government.

Career opportunities

This Law and Social Justice programme at the University of Leeds is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career that centres on or involves understanding and applying law and social justice. This includes areas in public service, the private sector, the voluntary sector, or any other arena where success is built upon higher-level skills and advanced knowledge of social justice and law.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Environmental Law
  • Comparative Human Rights Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Disabled People 
  • Global Human Rights Advocacy
  • Global Justice
  • Researching Society and Culture 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second class (2:1) degree or non-UK equivalent.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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