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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Customise your degree to suit your law interests and tackle the latest legal problems on this LLM Master of Laws. Choose modules across areas like commercial, corporate and human rights law.

Learn from our research-active team, who are at the forefront of global legal reform and development. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to pursue a wide range of legal and non-legal careers.

On this flexible master’s in law you'll start with a week-long introductory course on common law to understand the way this important legal system works.

From here you’ll develop your legal skills to take on complex issues arising from practical scenarios. You’ll learn how to advise, litigate and negotiate. You'll learn to understand the legal frameworks that underpin your areas of interest.

During the taught element of the course you choose the modules you’d like to study to match your career plans. They might include:

  • international law of the sea
  • marine insurance
  • principles of commercial arbitration
  • intellectual property law in a global world
  • corporate governance
  • human rights in context
  • armed conflict in international law
  • free speech and privacy on the internet

Our high-profile advisory and law reform work, along with our internationally recognised research, brings the latest legal developments to your learning.

Careers

Depending on your choice of modules, you could choose to become a solicitor or barrister.

You can use your legal knowledge in the insurance, financial, banking or commercial sector. You could work within a commodity house, shipping company, government body or protection and indemnity club.

Our graduates enjoy careers all over the world, in law firms and companies including:

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

You’ll have the chance to meet high-profile organisations and law firms at our law careers fair.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per 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 Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    150 68%

    30th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    24th

    27

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