LLM Law - General Legal StudiesFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||160 (across all LLM programmes)|
|Start date||September 2016|
The University of Bristol LLM offers a variety of possibilities to study law at an advanced level and the opportunity to specialise in particular areas. There are a number of specialist programmes enabling you to study a set of related units that, together, provide a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of those themes.
Alternatively, you can opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore at a deeper level your chosen areas of law and to see how those legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives. This is an exciting and stimulating set of degree programmes being offered, each of which prepares you well for many different possible careers. If you have an interest in studying law at a level beyond your undergraduate degree and are seeking to enhance your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol’s LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community of LLM students in Bristol.
General Legal Studies
This programme offers one of the widest choices of units available in any UK postgraduate law programme. Students may choose from any of the units on the specialist LLM programmes. Certain units may, however, require prior or contemporaneous study of some other unit(s).
Fees for 2016/17
Full time fees
Part time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2016/17
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You will study four units over the autumn, spring and summer terms, with assessment by examinations in the summer term. Some units will also be assessed via coursework component.
Please note that unit choices are subject to change depending on staff availability.
If you are from a non-common law background, you may choose one of the following core units:
- Constitutional and Substantive Law of the EU
- Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
- Land Law
- Law of Contract
- Law of Personal Property and Trusts
- Law of Tort
- Public Law
In the Spring Term, you will choose a topic for a 12,000 word dissertation within the field of your LLM programme, for approval by the Law School. After passing Part One, you start work on your dissertation, within the field of your LLM programme, for submission by mid-September. You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to Part Two until you have passed Part One.
An upper second-class honours degree in Law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (an official English translation if the original is in a language other than English).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
The programme gives to students a chance to explore a broad range of legal areas and opens doors to a variety of legal and other careers within the UK and in the rest of the world.
UK/EU Students: 1 July 2016
Overseas Students: 1 June 2016
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
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- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 14% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
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