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LLM Legal and Political Theory

University of York

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Governments and international institutions regulate our lives, from what we wear in public to what we say about others. This raises profound questions about how we relate to each other and to our government.

By what right do some people rule over others? Do citizens have an obligation to obey the law? Ultimately, how can we live together peacefully in circumstances in which we disagree about how best to live?

This course, taught in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Politics, explores the core issues of political and legal theories and the relationship between them. By studying the works of theorists both past and present, you'll delve into the fundamental questions of legal and political philosophy.

Course content

Your six core modules will introduce you to the fundamental questions of legal and political theory. By choosing from a range of options for the rest of your modules, you can focus your studies on what interests you most

You'll learn about the fundamental issues and theories of jurisprudence, alongside looking into the most important approaches to political theory. In your option modules, you'll have the chance to learn about topics such as pluralism, terrorism and ethics.

Careers and skills

Throughout your time at York, you will receive active support in careers and development planning from the York Law School employability tutor.

We encourage you to get involved with our Careers and Development Programme. The programme includes several employers, providing an insight into the legal profession and the relevant recruitment processes.

There is also help available for those of you who are thinking about non-legal employers or academic routes following your LLM.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per 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 York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 104 1

    17th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    169 76%

    16th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    25th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    67th

    40
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    147 71%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    7

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