The School of Law offers postgraduate degrees suitable for both law graduates and non-law graduates of any discipline. They offer an opportunity to study to an advanced level under the guidance senior members of staff, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds. They are well suited both for those intending to pursue a career in legal practice, and for aspiring academics.
LLM by Advanced Study. A one year taught Masters degree in law, suitable for law graduates from any jurisdiction. The degree requires students to successfully complete four taught units from the School's extensive list of units and a dissertation. The School offers nine specialist LLM programmes in Commercial Law, European Legal Studies, Human Rights Law, International Law, Labour Law and Corporate Governance, Law and Globalisation, Maritime Law, Public Law and General Legal Studies.
MA in Law. A two year accelerated Masters degree in law, suitable for non-law graduates of any discipline. The degree is a qualifying law degree, which offers the opportunity for more sustained engagement with core legal areas than is possible on one year 'conversion' course.
MSc in Socio-Legal Studies. A one year interdisciplinary Masters degree, suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines (including the Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Law) who have an interest in the way law works in society. The degree combines taught compulsory units from Law and Sociology, and one optional unit from Politics, Policy Studies, Geographical Sciences and Social Anthropology, with a dissertation component. The degree is specially designed to provide a sound foundation for further research in the field of socio-legal studies. It is recognised by the ESRC for the purpose of 1+3 funding awards.