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LLM (Law)

The LLM (Law) provides ambitious graduates with a highly  flexible approach to advanced legal studies, focused on the School of Law’s specialisms in criminal justice, european law, public and environmental governance, human rights and international business. The programme reflects the School’s global orientation and its culture of critical enquiry and as such we encourage you to devise the pathway that best suits your scholarly interests and your career ambitions.

The programme’s strengths lie in its focus on deepening your engagement with law at many levels of society. This is combined with our strong methodological focus. You will choose a series of taught modules, delivered between October and June, in line with your interests.

Teaching is via small-group seminars and delivered by academic staff whose research interests lie in the topics addressed in each module.

Assessment is primarily via written coursework but invaluable transferable skills are also nurtured through other assessment methods, for example through individual or group presentations, critical analysis of case studies, composition of blog posts, etc.

On completion of the taught component of the programme, you will embark on a period of supervised research on an original topic of your choice. This work culminates in the submission of a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation in September where you will bring the specific character of your research focus to fruition. Alongside the traditional dissertation, the Law LLM also offers you the opportunity to combine an internship or work placement with a dissertation.




Autumn (choice of 3)

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Human Rights in Practice
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Processes
  • Issues in Corporate Governance
  • Law of International Business Transactions
  • World Trade Law
  • Controlling Crime
  • Transitional Justice
  • Equality and Discrimination

Spring (choice of 2)

  • European Law and Economic Integration
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Crime, Justice, Society
  • Counter Terrorism in Human Rights
  • Comparative Human Rights
  • Copyright in the Digital Environment
  • International Financial Law
  • Making Medical Technologies
  • Marketing Medical Technologies
  • Digital Citizenship and the Regulation of Data
  • Post Conviction Issues in Comparative Perspective
  • White-Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Climate, Justice and Human Rights
  • Global Justice and International Economic Law
  • Comparative Competition Law


Students will also complete methodology mini-modules:

Approaches to Legal Research    

Criminology Methods 1/ Criminology Methods 2


Theories of Human Rights/ Labour and the Law/ Leadership and Innovation Skills


A specialised project within the programme’s field.

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