12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Customise your degree to suit your law interests and tackle the latest legal problems at the Laws LLM course offered at the University of Southampton. Learn from the research-active team, who are at the forefront of global legal reform and development. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to pursue a wide range of legal and non-legal careers.


Course Details

At the Laws LLM course offered at the University of Southampton you'll start with a week-long introductory course on common law to understand the way this important legal system works.

From here you’ll develop your legal skills to take on complex issues arising from practical scenarios. You’ll learn how to advise, litigate and negotiate. You'll learn to understand the legal frameworks that underpin your areas of interest.

During the taught element of the course you choose the modules you’d like to study to match your career plans. They might include:

  • international law of the sea 
  • marine insurance 
  • principles of commercial arbitration 
  • intellectual property law in a global world 
  • corporate governance 
  • human rights in context 
  • armed conflict in international law 
  • free speech and privacy on the internet

Our high-profile advisory and law reform work, along with our internationally recognised research, brings the latest legal developments to your learning.

Career Opportunities

Depending on your choice of modules, you could choose to become a solicitor or barrister.

You can use your legal knowledge in the insurance, financial, banking or commercial sector. You could work within a commodity house, shipping company,  government body or protection and indemnity club.

Graduates enjoy careers all over the world, in law firms and companies including:

  • Ince and Co
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Campbell Johnston Clark Ltd
  • Holman Fenwick & Willan
  • PSP Law
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Interport Maritime Ltd
  • Van Traa

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Admiralty Law: Enforcement of Maritime Claims
  • Admiralty Law: Principles and Liabilities
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law in a Global World
  • International Commercial Litigation

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

  • You’ll need a 2.1 degree in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or at least 4 law modules in a bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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