Our LLM Law (General) provides an exciting and flexible approach to postgraduate study, allowing you to build an LLM course to suit your specialist interests and requirements.

About the LLM Law

This course is ideal for those who do not wish to specialise in a particular area of law, but would rather demonstrate ability in a range of subject areas. You are given complete choice over which modules to study from our wide range of subject areas including International Trade and Commerce Law; Corporate and Insolvency Law; Intellectual Property Law; Sports Law; Human Rights and Justice; and Health Law and Ethics.

Why choose this course?

  • Choose to study combinations of modules from our varied range of subject areas.
  • Ideal for those who want to keep their study of Law broad-based.
  • Tailor your LLM to suit your career needs.
  • Full-time and part-time study routes.
  • Attend an International Summer School and explore Law in a European context.
  • Scholarships available.
  • Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Contact us for details.
  • 94.4% of our Nottingham Law School postgraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).

Study Details:

LLM 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Choose any six modules from those available across our LLM portfolio in the following subject areas:

Corporate and Insolvency Law

  • Business Organisations
  • Corporate Liquidation
  • Corporate Rescue
  • Cross Border Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Carriage of Goods
  • International Competition Law
  • Corporate Rescue (International and Comparative)
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • International Sale of Goods
  • Public Companies: Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance
  • Principles of Business Regulation
  • Securing Corporate Debt
  • The Corporate Employer

Health Law and Ethics

  • Intellectual Property Law and Innovation
  • Mental Capacity Law
  • Beginning and Ending of Life
  • Medical Use of the Human Body
  • The Employer and Health Law
  • The Legal Structure of Health Law

Human Rights and Justice

  • Public International and Humanitarian Law
  • Terrorism and International Response
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Human Rights in Europe
  • Theory and Principles of International Law
  • Expression Rights
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • International Criminal Court and International Crime
  • International Human Rights

Intellectual Property Law

  • Competition and Intellectual Property Law in the European Union
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation
  • Intellectual Property, Public Health and Medical Innovation
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Sport, Intellectual Property and Commerce

International Trade and Commercial Law

  • Business Organisations
  • Corporate Liquidation
  • International Competition Law
  • International Carriage of Goods
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Securing Corporate Debt
  • Public Companies: Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance
  • International Sale of Goods
  • World Trade Organisation
  • Private International Law
  • Transnational & Comparative Employment Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade Risk Insurance Law

Sports Law

  • European Sports Law and Policy
  • Sport, Intellectual Property and Commerce
  • Sport Law and Regulation: UK and International Perspectives
  • Sport and The Human Body

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

Career development is an integral part of the programme and our careers team run a series of workshops where you can identify methods and strategies to enable you to pursue your career goals.

Due to the School’s excellent reputation within the legal profession, our graduates are highly sought-after and recognised for the depth and relevance of their knowledge.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
  • Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
  • Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

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