About

  • Choose a broad-based LLM programme or specialise in Commercial Law; Corporate and Financial Law; International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom
  • Improve your career prospects in one of the UK's top law schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level
  • Select the focus of your LLM and study at a time and pace to suit you and your circumstances
  • Benefit from our modern approach to teaching law in a global context: you can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a truly international flavour of law
  • Combine your academic and theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills honed in our superb courtroom facilities
  • Learn from our team of expert practitioners whose teaching is delivered with passion and professionalism
  • Postgraduate loan available, plus if you’re a Derby graduate you’ll receive an alumni discount.

We have worked with the legal professions, judiciary, prosecution service and police to design the Law Mastersat University of Derby to be fit for the 21st century.

Careers

As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.


For non-lawyers, a postgraduate qualification in law can also sharpen your commercial awareness so that you can contribute more effectively to operational and strategic management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Scholarship
  • Independent Studies
  • LLM Commercial Law
  • LLM (Corporate and Financial Law)
  • LLM International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom
  • International Banking and Finance Law
  • National and International Sale of Goods
  • The Law and Investigation of Human Rights Violations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An honours degree in any subject at least 2.2 classification
  • We will also consider applicants with relevant work experience who may be accepted following interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK fee: £755 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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