Master Degree in Law Studies in the United Kingdom

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Depending on one’s preferences, becoming a professional in law and regulations may lead one to a number of different subdivisions. Among the most popular of these specializations are commercial law, regulatory theory and international relations.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Master Degree in Law Studies in the United Kingdom

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LLM in Maritime Law

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Online & Campus Combined Part time 26  September 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

The renowned part-time distance learning LLM from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues. This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. Study international trade and maritime law by distance learning and gain an LLM The renowned part-time distance learning LLM from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the World Maritime University develops leading knowledge and awareness of international trade and maritime law, increasing understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues. With English law recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes, both through court litigation and arbitration, this course approaches law in relation to how it is applied in practice. The course finishes with a research based module and a dissertation, allowing you to consolidate and apply all the theory you have learnt throughout the course. Ideal for... This course is of great relevance to those who wish to acquire expertise in international trade and maritime / shipping law. The programme has been specifically designed for students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal, including existing lawyers; those engaged in the shipping and trading industries; trading brokers; shipping/chartering organisations; salvage organisations; P&I Clubs; insurance; and those engaged in investment, finance and banking. Course Modules Introductory Module: An introduction to the English legal system On completing this module, you will have an understanding of: The structure of the English legal system The characteristics of judicial reasoning in a common law jurisdiction The key principles which... [-]

LLM in Financial and Commercial Law

Lancashire Law School - University of Central Lancashire
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Preston + 1 more

The LLM Financial and Commercial Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within finance and commerce law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area. [+]

The LLM Financial and Commercial Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within finance and commerce law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area. This postgraduate course provides students with analytical and reflective skills and expertise in financial and commercial law . It provides a learning experience which will enable students to develop their academic ability and enhance their performance in employment and further develop their career opportunities. It provides the successful candidate with a recognised postgraduate qualification in Financial and Commercial Law . 94% of law students said that overall they were satisfied with their course. Compulsory Modules Dissertation Advanced Legal Systems International Company and Commercial Law Banking and financial Services Regulation Learning Environment And Assessment Teachings and Learning is predominantly through weekly synchronous and asynchronous online workshops. The learning ethos is to draw on the range and experience of our diverse student cohort Our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic sources from within and outside the jurisdiction. Modules are assessed by coursework which comprises of a 1000 word essay plan which feeds into a 3000 word essay. This method of assessment has proved very popular with students as it provides useful feedback for their final submissions. The course is supported by the University’s web-based Blackboard facility with ICT an integral part of the programme. The University subscribes... [-]

LLM in International Business Law

Lancashire Law School - University of Central Lancashire
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Preston + 1 more

The LLM International Business Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within industry international business law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. The LLM International Business Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within industry international business law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area. This postgraduate course provides students with analytical and reflective skills and expertise in international business law. It provides a learning experience which will enable students to develop their academic ability and enhance their performance in employment and further develop their career opportunities. It provides the successful candidate with a recognised postgraduate qualification in International Business Law. 94% of law students said that overall they were satisfied with their course. Compulsory Modules Dissertation Advanced Legal Systems WTO Law and Policy International Commercial Arbitration International Commercial Litigation Learning Environment And Assessment Teachings and Learning is predominantly through weekly synchronous and asynchronous online workshops. The learning ethos is to draw on the range and experience of our diverse student cohort Our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic sources from within and outside the jurisdiction. Modules are assessed by coursework which comprises of a 1000 word essay plan which feeds into a 3000 word essay. This method of assessment has proved very popular with students as it provides useful feedback for their final submissions. The course is supported by the University’s web-based Blackboard facility with ICT an integral part of... [-]

LLM, PgDip, PGCert Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 21  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course focuses on the interface between the International Law of the Sea and other areas of international law. [+]

The world's oceans and seas are crucial to sustaining life on Earth. They can reduce poverty, ensure food security, and address equity issues. This means we must understand the relationship between the International Law of the Sea and other elements of international law concerning sustainable development. The International Law of the Sea is always developing. At the moment, negotiations are ongoing in New York, for instance, towards the development of a new legally-binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. This course focuses on the interface between the International Law of the Sea and other areas of international law. These areas include international biodiversity; human rights; trade; and investment law. It'll give you the knowledge and skills you need to understand ocean governance and all it contains. You'll receive advanced, specialised and comprehensive knowledge of the science, policy and international law of ocean governance. You'll also learn about other areas of international law related to sustainable development. You'll build upon your analytical skills to understand and contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the International Law of the Sea. Upon graduating from this course, you'll be able to take part in international negotiations of the Law of the Sea and other related processes. World-leading experts You'll be taught by world-leading experts and practitioners. They'll draw upon cutting-edge academic research and their direct involvement in ocean law and governance processes. Flexible learning We offer a flexible blended-learning programme. It's a great option... [-]

Master in Law

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Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The number of students who wish to study law in the UK continues to grow and we are proud to be partnered with some of the best law schools in the country. Whether you are looking to study an LLB (qualifying law degree) or an LLM (Master of Laws), our UK partner universities offer plenty of excellent programs. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. The number of students who wish to study law in the UK continues to grow and we are proud to be partnered with some of the best law schools in the country. Whether you are looking to study an LLB (qualifying law degree) or an LLM (Master of Laws), our UK partner universities offer plenty of excellent programs. Across The Pond’s UK Study Experts have considerable experience in advising candidates on the appropriate options to select according to your academic and professional profile, so be sure to get in touch to find out which program would be best for you!  Benefits of studying law in the UK Apply for a 3-year LLB directly out of high school Qualify in just 2 years with a Senior Status LLB degree (when you already have an undergraduate degree) Study in the country where common law originated Boost your career prospects with an international education HOW CAN ACROSS THE POND HELP?
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LLM Criminal Justice

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course offers a distinctively contextual approach to criminal justice and examines the theoretical, comparative and international aspects of criminal process and the penal system. [+]

As well as providing substantive information about criminal law and its enforcement, the LLM Criminal Justice encourages students to engage with the methodological foundations of research and scholarship, and to appreciate their implications for penal policymaking and practice. The emphasis is on understanding issues, problems, institutions, processes and cultures of penal law and policy, against a backdrop of ever-increasing globalisation in criminality and law enforcement across national boundaries. Criminal Justice teaching and scholarship in the school is founded on the reputation and achievements of Sir John Smith, one of the greatest academic lawyers of the 20th century. Generations of lawyers across the common law world were first introduced to the subject by Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and... [-]

LLM International Financial Law

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our LLM International Financial Law course has been designed to respond to the rapid growth in the development of the law in this area and to meet an increasing demand for specialists within but also beyond the legal profession. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. Our LLM International Financial Law course has been designed to respond to the rapid growth in the development of the law in this area and to meet an increasing demand for specialists within but also beyond the legal profession. This course is ideally suited for students looking for employment in the wider field of financial law. The course therefore offers a wide range of career possibilities for graduates within the legal, financial services sector and academia. Modules include: International Banking Regulation, Securing Corporate Debt and Business Organisations. Scholarships are available, visit: www.ntu.ac.uk/scholarshipsnls for details. https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/law/pg/2017-18/international-financial-law [-]

LLM (Master of Laws)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience. [+]

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how and why the law is formed, how it is applied and its relationship with policy and policy-making processes at national, European and international levels. The programme is designed to provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study to meet your own professional or academic goals. You specialise in a specific area of the law that interests you, whilst developing advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills. Our LL.M students tend to come from a wide range of backgrounds with varied professional and personal experience, all with intellectual drive and a dedication to their chosen area of the law. Features and benefits of the course Expert researchers and teaching staff - Manchester Law School’s teaching team of over 80 staff consists of academic specialists and legal practising professionals with strong working links to the Northern Circuit. The LL.M teaching team have close links with civic society, think-tanks, European institutions and policy-makers. They are recognised researchers who have been important in developing new research in areas such as equality law, medical ethics, human rights, free movement law and discrimination law. Outstanding facilities - At Manchester Law School you will have the benefit of excellent facilities, including legal libraries, IT zones and a... [-]

LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. Why this course? Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners. The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels. Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like: biodiversity land food and agriculture climate change and energy corporate accountability environmental justice water and oceans human rights sustainable development You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels. The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law, and on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels. Employability Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in: international organisations national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level private companies... [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. [+]

LLM International Commercial Law Key facts Study mode and duration: LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time PgCert: 8 months part-time Start date: September 2017 Field dissertation: opportunity to undertake a field dissertation overseas Why this course? The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. You'll also explore its interaction with other systems and fields of law. One of the key aims of this programme is to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law. As a student on the LLM International Commercial Law you'll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor your degree to your intended career path. What you’ll study This programme is available full-time and part-time, with three potential exit points. You can choose to study for a: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Masters degree (LLM) Core classes The Law of the World Trade Organisation International Business Law Legal Research (compulsory for PgDip and LLM) Elective classes In addition to the core classes, you'll have the opportunity to pursue elective classes from other Masters programmes in Law. Choices may include: Business & Human Rights Labour Law in the Global Economy Intellectual Property Law E-Commerce... [-]

LLM in Migration Law and Policy

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to migration law and policy, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of legal regimes governing free movement of persons under European Union Law, international laws and policies regarding migration, asylum and border management from a European and UK perspective. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. Why study LLM Migration Law and Policy at Middlesex University? The School of Law at Middlesex University is home to a number of internationally recognised experts in the field of migration, including Dean of the School Professor Joshua Castellino, who chaired the 8th Session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, and Associate Professor Dr Helena Wray. Alongside her colleague, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship Elenore Kofman, Dr Wray has carried out migration research on behalf of the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England. With a strong sense of social justice at its core and the renowned European Human Rights Advocacy Centre based on the site, the School is a force for positive action in the field of international migration policy. Course highlights An interdisciplinary teaching team provides legal and social/political science insights into migration ... [-]

LLM International Minority Rights Law

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks. [+]

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, ethical and political issues informing international minority rights law you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Why study LLM International Minority Rights Law at Middlesex University? With a strong sense of social justice at its core, Middlesex University School of Law is home to some of the world's foremost figures in the fields of international minority rights law, whose work has helped safeguard the rights of vulnerable groups across the world. They include Senior Lecturer Dr David Keane, whose book on caste-based discrimination won the Hart Book Prize; Dean of the School Professor Joshua Castellino, whose expertise was called upon as chair of a 2015 session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues; and Associate Professor of International Law Dr Elvira Dominguez-Redondo, who is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Universal Rights Group. Course highlights A unique degree offering a complete overview of international law and practice... [-]

LLM Intellectual Property Law

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This specialisation in Intellectual Property Law equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. This specialisation in Intellectual Property Law equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field. The specialisation provides students with a detailed insight into the dynamic and growing area of intellectual property law by taking a distinctively contextual approach: delineating its histories, materialisations and practices, as well as analysing their conceptual foundations and dilemmas. The students will be introduced to critical, practical and socio-historical approaches to the framing and studying of intellectual property related problems. Such a contextual and critically informed approach to the study of intellectual property is unique in the UK and international postgraduate degree programmes. The modules are taught by distinguished academic specialists who cover a large and diverse range of subjects within the field. [-]

LLM Law and the Humanities

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Law and the Humanities is a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, this LLM specialisation, taught at the University’s Canterbury and Paris centres, offers a unique perspective on the study and practice of law. [+]

Law and the Humanities is a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, this LLM specialisation, taught at the University’s Canterbury and Paris centres, offers a unique perspective on the study and practice of law. It draws upon the theoretical and methodological richness of the humanities, including history, political and social theory, literature, theatre and visual culture studies, to equip students with the conceptual tools and skills for a more thorough understanding of the traditions and workings of the law. It develops and strengthens students’ analytical, critical, and imaginative capabilities, and cultivates specific skills such as textual analysis, critical reading, and effective argument. Modules The following modules are indicative of this specialisation stream. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation and student demand. Most specialisation streams will require you to study a combination of subject specialisation modules and modules from other specialisation streams so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. Several modules from the MA on Resistance offered by the School of Politics and International Relations are also available. - LW 927 - Law and the Humanities I: Ethos and Scholarship - LW 928 - Law and the Humanities 2: Current Issues - LW 925 - Cultural Heritage Law - LW 843 - International Human Rights Law - LW 813 - Contemporary Topics in Intellectual Property [-]

International Minority Rights Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Law Studies in the United Kingdom. You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, ethical and political issues informing international minority rights law you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Course highlights - A unique degree offering a complete overview of international law and practice in minority rights and indigenous peoples - Learn about the current mechanisms in minority rights and indigenous peoples rights, and the gap between UN international rights norms and their implementation on the ground - The programme engages closely with UN mechanisms and human rights bodies, due to previous and current involvement in UN procedures by our tutors - There may also be internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations or in the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre on campus. [-]