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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time or 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    29 October 2019

Southampton Law School has strong research and teaching profiles in commercial and corporate law, maritime law and international and human rights law, and our LLM Master of Laws builds on this diversity of strengths. This LLM programme is designed to be highly flexible, allowing you to customise your degree to your particular interests and career plans, and mix and match from our wide range of modules.

Introducing your degree

On this rigorous but exciting LLM programme you’ll gain the knowledge and professional skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, based on a sound knowledge of the legal frameworks in areas that interest you. The course is completely flexible, enabling you to study subjects you are passionate about and that reflect your career aspirations. You’ll choose from a broad range of modules, including some that are unique to Southampton Law School. The options reflect our world-leading expertise in areas such as maritime, corporate and commercial, international business, information technology and insurance law. You’ll be taught by world-renowned academics who are at the forefront of cutting-edge research and high-profile law reform and advisory work, and who bring the latest legal developments to your learning. A close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. In addition, our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career support will enable you to grow your networks and enhance your employability in preparation for a successful legal career.

Modules

Core: Dissertation

Optional modules include: Admiralty Law; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Commercial Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration; International and Comparative Competition Law; Insurance Law; Intellectual Property Law in a Global World; International Law of the Sea; Human Rights in Context; International Trade Law

For more module information click here.

Career Opportunities

You’ll be able to take advantage of a range of careers events and workshops organised by the Law School’s dedicated careers coordinator and by student-run law societies. These include:

  • the annual Law Careers Fair, which attracts more than 50 law firms and other companies
  • industry seminars presented by major law firms
  • bespoke CV writing and job application workshops

Whatever your chosen modules, you’ll graduate with specialist legal knowledge and exceptional critical, analytical and communication skills – a package that will impress employers as you take your next career steps. 

You could choose to become a solicitor or barrister, or, depending on your module choice, use your legal knowledge in the insurance, financial, banking or commercial sector, or within a commodity house, shipping company, P&I (protection and indemnity) club, or government body.

Our graduates work all over the world in top law firms and businesses, including:

  • Ince and Co
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Campbell Johnston Clark Ltd
  • Holman Fenwick Willan
  • PSP Law
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Interport Maritime Ltd 
  • Van Traa  

This degree is also excellent preparation for further study at PhD level.


Visit the Master of Laws - LLM page on the University of Southampton website for more details!

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