LL.M. On Campus


University of Portsmouth

12 months
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If you want to add to your existing law qualifications – or you're a graduate from another subject area who's looking to develop your legal knowledge and gain a relevant qualification – our LLM Law degree course is the perfect next step for you.


On this flexible course – which can be studied either part-time or full-time – you'll develop expertise in law, supplemented with a choice of specialist subjects, including corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property law, and international commercial arbitration.

Choose from optional subjects taught by experts and tailor-make your degree to match your interests. Studying for an LLM will give you the opportunity to develop your legal and research skills. It can also be the first step to a career in research

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from a skilled and experienced team of academics, including active researchers and qualified solicitors and barristers with extensive experience of legal practice
  • Experience a variety of teaching methods, including group work, discussion, case studies, simulation and debate
  • Benefit from our lively careers and employability programme. You'll get the opportunity to attend workshops, gain relevant work experience and participate in our professional mentoring programme
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of online ejournals
  • Pursue specific areas of academic interest or, if you prefer, develop a wider range of skills and knowledge

Careers and opportunities

The LLM Law degree course provides a springboard for many career paths, including academia, business or the public sector. If you are an aspiring lawyer, the LLM can give you a competitive edge. If you're already a law practitioner, you'll have the opportunity to pursue new subject specialities.

Career opportunities include:

  • Legal adviser
  • Compliance officer
  • Procurement professional
  • Human resources adviser
  • Paralegal/legal clerk
  • Further research or study

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Community Legal Research Project
  • Corporate Governance: Theory, Law and Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International and European Business Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Work-based Learning Unit
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Theory of ADR
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Dissertation or Professional Practitioner Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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