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European Legal Studies (LLM)

1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise relating to the study of law in an international, European and/or comparative context.

Special Features

Course Description

The LLM European Legal Studies offers students an opportunity to develop their own perspectives on the implications of legal Europe. It enables students to explore the issues and participate in debate, while developing their own legal skills and understanding. In addition it provides valuable training for a career in modern legal practice, in European, international and Government organisations, or in legal research.

Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of European Legal Studies modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University. For more information please see our website.

Depending on the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

For more course and module information, please see the LLM European Legal Studies page on the Law School website.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for graduates from any legal tradition or jurisdiction or with a legal practice qualification from any legal tradition or jurisdiction.

Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages for more information.

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered.

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £6,500 £15,000
Part-time £3,250 £7,500
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Admissions Team LLM Governance & Devolution, Legal & political Aspects of International Affairs, European Legal Studies  

Telephone: +44 (0)2920 875406 



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