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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This Law LLM will set you on track for a successful career in law and help you develop valuable skills employers look for, including ‘Advanced Legal Skills’ and ‘International Perspectives in Law’.

The course mixes taught elements with independent research, and you can negotiate the topic of your dissertation project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of Sunderland's tutors.

Course structure

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include weekly three-hour workshops. These are interactive and require a high level of preparation. You’ll also undertake a research project and dissertation which are supervised by your tutor.

Your progress will be assessed by written coursework, usually a 6,000 word essay for each taught module.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working.

Career ready

This LLM course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge in a specialised area of law. As a result, you’ll have an important edge when applying for roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, police, and prison or probation services. Salaries of law graduates are among the highest of all graduates.

You’ll also be better equipped for applying for training contracts or pupillages, if this is appropriate to your career stage.

In addition a Masters degree will enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    108th

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 103 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    109 50%

    73rd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    37th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    6th

    85

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