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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On our LLM programme you’ll study with academic staff who are active at the forefront of international and national legal reform and development. You’ll begin your programme with an intensive, one-week induction on the common law designed to help you to familiarise yourself with the legal system of England and Wales at postgraduate level. You’ll go on to develop the practical legal skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, within a module structure that allows you to shape your degree towards your particular interests. For example you could choose to study: 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 and free speech and privacy on the internet We will equip you with the tools to tackle contemporary legal problems as well as complex legal issues arising from practical scenarios, to critically evaluate the principles of the areas of law you have chosen to study and their effectiveness. You will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, to analyse complex texts, construct arguments and communicate these effectively. Southampton Law School has strong research and teaching profiles in commercial and corporate law, maritime law and international and human rights law, and our LLM Master of Laws builds on this diversity of strengths. Our expertise has been recognised as being of international excellence, and in the School of Law we are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment. Southampton - as the quintessential port city and being home to many industry organisations – also offers the ideal background for your studies. This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition. You’ll join a close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. In addition, our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career support will enable you to grow your networks and enhance your employability in preparation for a successful legal career.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,000per year

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • 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

    34th out of 104 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    146 65%

    29th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    39th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    58th

    34

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