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European Legal Studies, LL.M.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #101 (ARWU) Cardiff, United Kingdom
The European Legal Studies programme from Cardiff University offers an opportunity to develop your own perspectives on the implications of legal Europe.
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Overview

The European Legal Studies programme from Cardiff University enables you to explore the issues and participate in debate, while developing your own legal skills and understanding. In addition it provides valuable training for a career in modern legal practice, in European, international and Government organisations, or in legal research.

Distinctive features

The LLM European Legal Studies programme:

  • provides you with a general appreciation of current issues in specific areas of  law, both domestic and international,
  • stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivates independent and original thought;
  • enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law;
  • provides opportunities to attend seminars, guest lectures and workshops organised by the Law School's Centre for European Law and Governance, directed by the holder of a Jean Monnet Chair awarded by the European Commission.

The LLM European Legal Studies programme is very flexible and offers a wide range of modules which provide you with the ability to customise the programme to meet your own professional and/or employment needs or interests. 

Career

A law degree doesn’t restrict graduates to careers within the legal profession and law graduates enter professions as diverse as finance, sales and marketing, digital communications and recruitment.

We are committed to extending extracurricular opportunities to our students, helping to enhance their CVs in a competitive graduate job market. We work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to give students the opportunity to practise and extend their skills and we run several Pro Bono schemes and provide advice to members of the community on different legal issues.

Students successfully completing the LLM programme may have the opportunity to continue their legal study through the School’s PhD programme or through the Centre for Professional Legal Studies professional programmes (the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Competition Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Sales Law
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • World Trade Law
  • Criminal Justice in Europe

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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

  • This course is suitable for graduates from any legal tradition or jurisdiction or with a legal practice qualification from any legal tradition or jurisdiction.
  • You should ideally have obtained at least a 2:1 class degree or equivalent in Law. Applicants with a 2.2 class degree or equivalent will be considered taking into account the application in its entirety.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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