LLM Advanced Legal Studies is a dedicated course for the study of law at an advanced level.
This generalist LLM course offers you maximum flexibility, enabling you to tailor your studies to meet your own interests and ambitions in a broad range of areas. It aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills you require to succeed as professionals, scholars and leaders in the field of law.
In addition to the imparting of legal knowledge, it encourages the ability to delineate and evaluate issues, select relevant materials, and produce arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge at an advanced level.
Modules are offered by schools and departments including the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.
The course is supported by expert academic researchers and practitioners, and features links with employers and opportunities to gain real-world experience.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: You are normally required to have a good first or upper second class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.
What will you study?
Introduction to international law
International dispute settlement
International refugee law
Human rights law, policy and practice
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,735 per year
New international students: £16,450 per year
New UK/EU students: £3,868 year one
New international students: £8,225 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in September 2020. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
Graduates from our LLM course have gone on to work for various national and international law firms, as lawyers and as in-house legal counsel for large multinational companies in the UK and abroad, as well as international organisations and NGOs. A good proportion of our recent graduates are working with the European Union, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Police (INTERPOL), amongst others. A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organisations, but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.