Masters | Postgraduate Course - Law - European Legal Studies LLM Course Details within University of Bristol

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We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time £9,500 UK/EU: part-time (two years)£4,750 Overseas: full-time £18,400 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £9,500
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Law - European Legal Studies LLM

Study Details

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

The European Union has never been more topical; as the UK prepares to leave the EU, we offer units that explore the hotly contested legal issues surrounding the free movement of goods and people within Europe, and the creation and enforcement of standards (for example, in competition and environmental law). Visit the Law School's Brexit web pages to explore our active involvement in and responses to the Brexit negotiations.

We offer an exciting and stimulating set of postgraduate law programmes, each of which prepares you for a variety of careers. If you are interested in studying law beyond your undergraduate degree level and want to develop your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol’s LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community and our LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-renowned experts.

Module details

In the first part of the programme, you will choose four units from a list of European legal studies options, or three units from the list and a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM programmes, or two units from the list and two from the LLM in International Law. Assessment is by examination and/or essay. 

In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic from the field of European legal studies for approval by the Law School. After passing part one of the programme, you start work on your dissertation for submission by September. You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to part two until you have passed part one.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in European Legal Studies.

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).

Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:

  1. an upper-second class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
  2. an upper second-class honours degree in any subject, along with relevant experience in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.

Applicants in either of these two exceptional cases must make a case explaining why their qualifications or experience fall into category (1) or (2) in their personal statement.

Recognised Prior Learning is currently not accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.

Student Destinations

This programme will provide you with a strong foundation for a broad range of careers that involve an European law perspective. Graduates go on to act as solicitors, barristers, lawyers and researchers in international and European organisations, such as the United Nations or the European Commission. A number work for NGOs and other agencies. Some graduates go on to further study or research at the University of Bristol or other universities.