Masters | Postgraduate Course - Law - Public Law 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)<br /> £4,750 Overseas: full-time £18,400 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £9,500
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Law - Public Law LLM

Study Details

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

The Public Law LLM programme explores issues in public policy and the law. It focuses particularly on the relationship between the pressures that operate within particular areas of public policy, and the role of law in setting the framework for decision-making and as a tool for achieving policy goals.

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.

Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore your chosen areas of law at a deeper level. You will have the chance to see how these legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives.

Module details

You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of choosing three specialist Public Law units and one unit taken from any of our other LLM programmes.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Public Law.

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. 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 leading universities.