LLM Law - General Legal Studies

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2019

Programme overview

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.

This programme offers you a huge choice of units - you may choose four from any that are offered within our specialist LLM programmes. The programme gives you a chance to explore a broad range of legal areas and opens doors to a variety of legal and other careers, both within the UK and further afield.

For further information about the Law School, visit our Why Bristol Law School? web page, which includes short videos.

Fees for 2019/20

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

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2019/20

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will select four units from the list offered across our LLM programmes (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points).

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

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (this should be an official English translation if the original is not in English).

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

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This LLM programme gives you the chance to explore a broad range of legal areas and therefore opens the door to a large variety of legal and other professions, both within the UK and further afield. 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 in other universities.

Please visit our Careers and Employability and Student Society web pages for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 July 2019. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Law:
  • 41% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 14% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 953 5849 or +44 (0)117 954 5225 Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

Postgraduate Office
University of Bristol Law School
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law

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