Masters | Postgraduate Course - Master of Laws LLM Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,850 full-time; £4,425 part-time International: £17,700 full-time
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Master of Laws LLM

Study Details

LLM 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

  • Personal tutor support and close contact with academic staff who are leaders in their fields
  • Innovative, rigorous and flexible LLM programme which allows students to specialise in important areas of law
  • Specialisms include International Commercial Law, European Law, Maritime Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Human Rights Law, Insurance Law and International Law, Conflict and Security
  • Graduate with your chosen specialism named on your degree certificate
  • Small seminar and teaching groups enabling you to fulfil your potential
  • Excellent career prospects

Studying an LLM Master of Laws offers unrivalled academic stimulation, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the law and specialise your knowledge in a particular area, and improved career prospects at the highest level whether that be in practice or academia.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • LAWM640 Dissertation 60

Optional modules
You will choose a number of either 30 or 15 credit optional modules, to a total of 120 credits, from a regularly updated selection.
Recent modules are shown below.

  • LAWM686 Approaches to Research in Law 15  
  • LAWM067 Carriage of Goods by Sea 30  
  • LAWM087 Competition Law 30  
  • LAWM119 Consumer Insurance Law 30
  • LAWM089 Consumer Protection 30
  • LAWM075 Copyright Law 30  
  • LAWM104 Corporate Social Responsibility: Globalisation, Regulation and Law 30
  • LAWM105 Corporate Law and Governance 30
  • LAWM103 World Trade Law 30  
  • LAWM711 Environmental and Energy Law 30
  • LAWM107 EU Motor Insurance 30
  • LAWM670 European Convention On Human Rights 30
  • LAWM120 General Principles of Insurance Law 30
  • LAWM084 International Arbitration 30
  • LAWM683 International Criminal Law 30
  • LAWM080 International Banking Law 30
  • LAWM097 International Law of Armed Conflict 30
  • LAWM038 International Law of Military Operations 30
  • LAWM116 International Law of Cyber Operations 30
  • LAWM115M Advanced Questions of the Law of Armed Conflict 30
  • LAWM117 The Law of International Organisations 30
  • LAWM072 International Trade 30
  • LAWM671 International Human Rights Law 30
  • LAWM079 Marine Insurance 30
  • LAWM100 Mergers and Aquisitions 30
  • LAWM714 Oil and Gas 30
  • LAWM715 International Migration and the Law 30
  • LAWM101 Patent and Design Law 30
  • LAWM125 Reinsurance 30
  • LAWM114 Post Conflict Governance 30
  • LAWM044 Trademarks 30
  • LAWM103 World Trade Law 30

Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required. If you hold a good lower second honours degree or equivalent and practical and/or other relevant experience you may also be admitted in appropriate circumstances.

Applicants without a Law degree. 
We welcome applications from students with other qualifications or degrees in an area appropriate to the LLM programme. These may include Social Sciences, Humanities, Accountancy or Business Studies. Please note this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The LLM Master of Laws is an ideal preparation for a career in a number of fields, with specialist options such as LLM International Commercial law and LLM European Law preparing you specifically for success in areas from banking and finance to European law and politics.

The modules offered include topics you must have knowledge of in order to succeed in senior positions, whether in private practice, corporate or public employment – including international trading companies and law firms, chartering, trade, and marine insurance, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, or the Governments of EU Member States.