LLM Law - Public LawFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|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 2017|
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.
We offer an exciting and stimulating set of degree programmes, each of which prepares you 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 and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.
The Public Law LLM programme offers a range of units which explore issues in public policy and the law. The focus is on the relationship between the pressures that operate within particular areas of public policy, and the role of law both in setting the framework for decision-making and as a tool for achieving policy goals.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You may study four units from the following list, or three units from the following list with a further unit chosen from any of the other LLM programmes.
- Environmental Law
- European Human Rights Law
- General Principles of International Law
- Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society
- International Public Contract Law
- Law, Gender and Sexuality
- Legal Perspectives on Sustainability
- Migration and Work
Assessment is by examination and/or essay. Please view our programme catalogue for further information on the course structure and units available. Please note that unit choices are subject to change depending on staff availability.
In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic within the field of public law for approval by the Law School. After passing part one, you start work on your dissertation for submission by 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).
Recognised Prior Learning is currently not accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.
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.|
This programme may lead to careers in areas ranging from local government to European institutions, as well as in the legal professions of solicitors and barristers.
UK/EU students: 1 July 2017
International students: 1 June 2017
Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.
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)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
Get in touch
Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Postgraduate Senior Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 903 5849 or 0117 954 5357 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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