Postgraduate taught programmes
The Law School has one of the most diverse ranges of specialised LLM programmes available in the UK. We also offer MA, MSc, and MRes programmes as taught postgraduate degrees.
A one-year taught Masters degree in law, suitable for Law and non-Law graduates (programme dependent).
LLM programmes are available to students who have not had prior training in English common law, but it may be recommended that you take a Foundation Unit.
LLM Law - Commercial Law
This intensive study programme enables you to engage in commercial and industrial topics, with the opportunity to concentrate on European commercial issues, international trade or aspects of domestic commerce. view the course structure
LLM Law - International Commercial Law
In this programme you’ll engage in specialist international and commercial topics. International units can be chosen from topics within the field of private international law, and commercial units include an international element. view the course structure
LLM Law - Banking and Finance Law
This programme considers the law and regulation of banking and finance, with the opportunity to examine wide-ranging questions concerning the impact of law, regulation, policy and practice. view the course structure
LLM Law - Health, Law, and Society
This programme examines how to approach some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for law, policy and social norms as mechanisms to address health and wellbeing. view the course structure
LLM Law - Employment, Work and Equality
This programme is designed to enrich understanding of employment, work and equality law, investigating the various legal disciplines. It examines wide-ranging questions concerning the impact of regulation, policy and practice. view the course structure.
LLM Law - Company Law & Corporate Governance
This programme provides an in-depth understanding of company law and corporate governance. It examines various issues that focus on the legal, regulatory, policy and practice responses to corporations’ actions. view the course structure
LLM European Legal Studies (this programme will not run in 2020/21)
Understanding EU law in the current context is a fascinating and challenging academic endeavour and this programme will equip you with advanced knowledge in a number of areas. view the course structure
LLM General Legal Studies
This programme enables you to specialise in a particular area, or, opt for a broader, more general set of units. You’ll consider relevant issues theoretically and practically from various perspectives. view the course structure
LLM Human Rights Law
This programme offers various units suitable both for those with some previous knowledge of human rights law and for those seeking an introduction to specific human rights law issues. view the course structure
LLM International Law
This programme offers a variety of units making it suitable both for those with some previous knowledge and for those seeking an introduction to specific international law issues. view the course structure
LLM International Law and International Relations
This programme is ideal for students who are looking to pursue a career in international non-governmental organisations, government departments and international firms, or as international consultants. view the course structure
LLM Labour Law and Corporate Governance
This programme offers a range of units for students planning to specialise in employment and company law. It examines labour law and corporate governance from an economic and socio-political perspective. view the course structure
LLM Law and Globalisation
This programme examines the international legal framework, trade, employment and human rights, from both a practical and a theoretical standpoint, exploring these issues from both an economic and socio-political perspective. view the course structure
LLM Public Law
This programme explores issues in public policy and law, focusing on the relationship between pressures from areas of public policy, and the role of law in setting decision-making framework. view the course structure
for more information on foundation units
MA, MSc, and MRes
- MA Law
MSc Socio-Legal Studies
A one-year, disciplinary Masters degree into the study of law and legal phenomena, suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines (including the Arts, Social Sciences and Law) who have an interest in the way law works in society. If a student is awarded ESRC funding, they have the opportunity to further their studies into a PhD.
MRes Sustainable Futures (this programme will not run in 2020/21)
A one-year, multidisciplinary Masters degree into sustainability research for the maintenance of human well-being in spite of rising populations, limited natural resources and a fragile environment. The programme is suitable for graduates in a relevant social sciences or law discipline. If a student is awarded ESRC funding, they have the opportunity to further their studies into a PhD.
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