LLM Master of Laws

LLM or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: LLM: 12 months, PGDip: 9 months, PGCert: 9 months

Part time: LLM: 24 months, PGDip: 18 months, PGCert: 18 months




School of Law


On our LLM Law course, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the legal frameworks that underpin our world order today through our pathways:

  • LLM International Law
  • LLM Human Rights Law
  • LLM International Commercial Law and Trade
  • LLM Global Business and Human Rights.

You’ll learn how to leverage laws to drive positive change across global communities.

The refugee crisis. Sustainable development. Human rights. Global conflicts. You’ll explore the legalities behind some of the biggest global challenges. You’ll emerge from the master’s course with a unique skill set and perspectives that cross legal silos. This will truly set you apart as an expert in your field.

You’ll explore the workings of powerful global actors – like the World Bank and the UN. You’ll also have the freedom to explore areas of international law that interest you most, from global development to international human rights systems. You can start your LLM course in January or September, the choice is yours.

Specific entry requirements

Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in Law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both non-Law graduates and work experience-based candidates.

Students new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before they begin the course. Students are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.