If you want to add to your existing law qualifications by specialising in an area of law that interests you, or if you’re a graduate from another subject area who's looking to develop your legal knowledge, our LLM Law degree course is the perfect next step for you.
By selecting modules and a dissertation that you’re passionate about from our wide range of options , you’ll tailor your degree to meet the needs of your career. This Master’s degree is ideal for you if you’re already practising law and you want to specialise, or if you’re considering a career in legal research or teaching.
You’ll learn from subject experts as you develop your knowledge, and study topics that could range from arbitration and mediation, to human rights, intellectual property law and employment law.
To study this course you may have previous work experience in law, although this isn’t required, and you should want to expand your understanding of a range of legal subjects. You’ll have strong analytical skills, alongside critical thinking skills and the ability to criticise and analyse situations.
- Choose specialist modules in an area that interests you
- Develop an in-depth understanding of legal issues and law
- Learn from subject experts
- Explore topics such as corporate governance, arbitration and mediation, and employment law
- Work with an external company during your final project
- Prepare for or build on your law career
Careers this Master’s prepares you for
During this LLM Law Master's you'll develop your law knowledge and research skills, and have the opportunity to work with an external company on your final project.
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Legal Dissertation Postgraduate - 60 credits
Professional Practitioner Project Unit Law - 60 credits
Corporate Case Study - 60 credits
Corporate Law and Governance - 30 credits
Data Protection Law and Policy - 20 credits
International Family Law - 15 credits
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration - 30 credits
International Intellectual Property Law - 30 credits
Understanding Strategy - 15 credits
Introduction to Law - 15 credits
Comparative Equality Law - 30 credits
How to Do Things With Words: Approaches To Statutory Interpretation - 30 credits
Employment Law (L7) - 30 credits
Commercial and Consumer Law - 30 credits
Theory of Alternative Dispute Resolution - 30 credits
International and European Human Rights Law - 30 credits
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Start dates & application deadlines
January (full time route only)
DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 359 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
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Living costs for Portsmouth
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.