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Master of Laws (LLM)

1 year full-time

This is for you if... you want to enhance your legal skills and knowledge and create your own programme from a wide range of topics to suit your specialisms and interests.

Master of Laws (LLM), 1 year full-time

This is for you if... you want to enhance your legal skills and knowledge and create your own programme from a wide range of topics to suit your specialisms and interests.

Course information

Taught by Leicester Law School

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Course description

Course description

This course is ideal if you are looking for a broad selection of law modules that allow you to create your own portfolio of topics to suit your own interests or needs. You can customise your course by choosing from a range of modules taught by our leading academics.

You will be able to choose eight option modules. The choices will enable you to combine one or more modules on different areas of law, including commercial law and human rights law, to meet your specialist interests or niche career plans.

Your LLM degree will equip you with advanced, specialised legal training, and broaden your career options. Our course will be of particular help if you are planning a career in non-specialist legal practice or in widely based legal policy oriented organisations whether commercial, non-governmental organisation or government based.

We have more than 60 members of academic staff who are all active in research in their chosen fields, meaning you will be taught by academics who are working at the cutting edge of their subject.

Other available streams are:

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A good second class degree or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline.

Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with 6.0 in writing and nothing less than 5.5. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

Starting in September 2024

  • LLM: £10,700

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

Starting in September 2024 

  • LLM: £18,950

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers.

Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.

We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

You get the chance to develop your legal skills during the course:

  • The Legal Advice Clinic allows you to advise non-law students on legal issues (with support from academics and local solicitors).
  • The ‘LEGAL WEEK’ is an informal student-staff discussion group, which runs every two weeks and contemporary issues with legal implications are discussed. ‘LEGAL WEEK’ allows interaction, fruitful exchange of ideas and improves current awareness.
  • Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course structure

Why Leicester?

Law at Leicester

Elizabeth gets involved with real cases through the University's Pro Bono Society.

Our LLM courses are taught by leading academics in small seminar groups, with a focus on enriching class debate and scholarly thought, and on developing excellence in legal research.

Our LLM students are invited in the meetings of the Research Clusters of Leicester Law School, which enables you to participate in the School’s research activities and familiarise yourself with academic debates.

Our dedicated law reference library is a traditional wood-panelled room with quiet study spaces and additional copies of the main law reports, statutes and journals.

This course offers a wide range of extra-curriculum activities designed to enhance your skills and employability, such as the prestigious VIS Moot competition in Vienna, which is an excellent venue for networking.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught mainly through interactive seminars where you will test your understanding by engaging in critical discussion of the topics with your fellow students. Before each seminar you will research the answers to a set of questions and come prepared to discuss your ideas and findings.

Most modules are assessed by way of a research paper and for many of these you have the opportunity to choose your own research focus. You will also be required to complete a dissertation on a subject of your own choice.

Key dates

September 2024 start

  • Application deadline: 9 September 2024 (Please note if you require a visa to study you will be required to submit your course application by 26 July 2024)
  • Deposit payment deadline: 9 August 2024
  • CAS request deadline: 6 September 2024
  • 70% tuition payment deadline: 6 September 2024

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Leicester Law School is a place where you really grow. The lecturers are friendly and approachable, and the modules are diverse, interesting and engaging.

Elizabeth, LLM International Commercial Law

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