Law (General Programme)

LLM, 1 year-27 months, full- or part-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 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 more than 40 modules taught by our Department's leading academics.

You will be able to choose eight option modules from those on offer within the School. The choices will enable you to combine one or more modules on areas including commercial law, human rights, European integration and public international 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 50 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.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Law
Contact

Course Administrator
+44 (0)116 252 2370
pglaw@leicester.ac.uk

Leicester Law School website

Why Leicester?

Graduating with a postgraduate degree in Law will give you specialist knowledge and expertise in your chosen field, enabling you to develop skills for your professional life.

The Leicester Law School a top UK law school. In the Complete University Guide 2015, we are ranked fifth best in the country for graduate employability.

Graduates of the Leicester LLM have gone on to a wide variety of careers in law, business, national and international government, nongovernmental organisations, and academia.

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.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Choose four option modules from:

* = To take these modules you must already have a law degree (or a degree in which law is a substantial element).

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Choose four option modules from:

* = To take these modules you must already have a law degree (or a degree in which law is a substantial element).

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

The modules are taught by seminars that are designed to allow you to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from a tutor. As we focus on research based learning, most of the assessment is by coursework. Some modules may be assessed by presentation, examination or reflective log. Over the summer you will be required to complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of your own choice.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree in law

Or a degree where law is a substantial element

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 7.0 or equivalent. 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

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

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 Innocence Project enables you to work on real-life potential miscarriages of justice, with a view to referring cases back to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
  • Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society.
Careers

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 Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Law (General Programme) LLM 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Law (General Programme) LLM 2½ years part-time September each year

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course
Law (General Programme)
Qualification
LLM
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Law (General Programme)
Qualification
LLM
Duration
2½ years part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

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