Law, LL.M. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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, the LLM Law degree course from the University of Portsmouth is the perfect next step for you.

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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. 

Course highlights

  • 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. 

Programme Structure


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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January (full time route only)


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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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.


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