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Masters degrees in Law focus on the advanced study of legal theory and practice. They include academic LLM (Master of Laws) degrees as well as professional training and preparation courses.
Academic courses such as the LLM do not normally qualify students to practice law. Instead they offer the chance to specialise in a given area such as Contract Law, Criminal Law or Property Law.
Other postgraduate law qualifications are accredited professional courses. The BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) prepares students to practice as barristers, whilst the LPC (Legal Practice Course) is part of the training required by solicitors.
Entry requirements for postgraduate law degrees will vary. An LPC or BPTC will require an existing LLB (or equivalent). Students without an undergraduate law degree can still apply for academic programmes such as the LLM, or take a Law Conversion Course such as the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) to prepare for an LPC or BPTC.
The obvious employment pathway for law postgraduates is to enter the legal profession as solicitors or barristers. Such work can be exciting and rewarding, but you will need to ensure that your course is correctly accredited and that you complete any additional training before you can practice.
Professional opportunities also exist for postgraduates who don't wish to complete the full training required of solicitors and barristers. You could work within a law firm as a legal clerk or paralegal, assisting with routine work as well as high profile cases.
An academic Masters in Law (such as the LLM) won't qualify you for legal practice on its own, but help you specialise when combined with other qualifications - potentially leading to a professional career in a specific legal field. Alternatively, you could pursue a career in academic and theoretical law, helping inform future justice policy and analyse the effectiveness of legal systems.
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The LLM in Human Rights Law programme is designed to enable you to form an advanced conceptual understanding of international law relating to the promotion and protection of human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels. Read more
A highly employable area of law, International Commercial Law with Dissertation offers you wide ranging knowledge across intellectual property, arbitration, contract law, private international law, GATT, environmental liability, insolvency and more. Read more
When you join our thriving community of postgraduate Law research students, you’ll become part of a supportive and friendly environment where we are dedicated to understanding some of society’s most challenging issues. Read more
Energy is the largest and one of the most dynamic industry sectors. It raises many challenges both politically and technically, from traditional exploration and production of fossil fuels to more recent mining extraction methods (hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking'), renewables and environmental protection. Read more
International Law offers you a very employable subject at postgraduate level with a range of optional elements in highly sought after areas such as Energy and Environmental Law, Arbitration, Private International Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, GATT, Insolvency Law and more. Read more
International Trade Law (on campus) offers you the full range of knowledge from start up innovation and trade mark protection to intellectual property advice, GATT, arbitration, jurisdiction for business transactions, corporate responsibility, sea trading and European law. Read more
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law programme allows you to study introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law and to scrutinise the policies affecting intellectual property and technology law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. Read more
We currently offer 16 on-campus taught master’s programmes, 2 on-campus research LLM programmes, and 6 online LLM programmes. Some of our programmes are listed below. Our full selection of programmes can be found on our website.
Study this world-class LLM anywhere in the world. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and give you the flexibility to fit your learning around your other commitments.
Learn the key skills you need to succeed in this dynamic market with a LLM from King's College London.
With an impressive heritage in higher education dating back to the late 19th century, Queen Mary has evolved into an international hub of education and research excellence.
Doing your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study in one of London’s highest rated and most inspiring learning institutions.
With the growing importance of world trade, lawyers are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of public international law and international commercial law. Read more
Our range of LLM degrees offers you a choice from the most important and developing areas of the law, ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to take your career in any direction.
The University of Birmingham’s Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law will arm you with the core principles to take on the most pressing global environmental issues.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
As a member of the Russell Group, Queen’s is one of the UK’s 24 leading universities, providing our students with an excellent education underpinned by world-class research.
The Custom MBA program is delivered online, via the GHU-website, a 24-hour access online learning platform.
Founded in 1945, Henley Business School is one of the oldest business schools in the UK and part of the University of Reading. This profile includes courses for Business and Management, Real Estate and Planning and the Henley MBA.
Our innovative postgraduate programmes span all areas of business and have been designed to prepare you to succeed in a changing global workplace, with industry informed content and hands-on experience.
Inter-disciplinary programme with insights drawn from finance, cyber security, artificial intelligence and economics. Get ahead of the competition through and enhanced understanding of advancing technologies and business innovations. Read more
Available places. European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy. unlimited; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy. Read more
Diplomacy and international law are critical components in addressing issues of seminal public concern. As populations flee repressive regimes and political issues have ramifications beyond any one state’s borders, the need for real-world solutions and the leaders who can implement them is paramount. Read more