Postgraduate law courses

A law student

Our Postgraduate programmes are designed to be flexible, practical and to ensure that you are able to meet your career aims.

There are a number of potential routes into postgraduate study at the University of Hertfordshire. We offer 3 main postgraduate programmes in law:

LLM Master of Laws

The School has a long standing, and very successful Master's programme, which offers you the opportunity to explore areas such as commercial law, intellectual property, international trade, or e-commerce law in greater depth, building on your postgraduate studies and enabling you to demonstrate to a potential employer that you possess a far greater understanding of the law and policy within these important areas.

An LLM also demonstrates that you have the requisite intellectual ability, and commitment, to undertake studies at a higher level.

For those interested in working internationally, we offer a pathway in International Law, and for those seeking to move into the business sector as an in-house lawyer, we also offer modules in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Risk Management, Governance and Compliance.

Find out more about our LLM in Law.

Research degree

If you have a curious mind and have questions about the world around you, then you could pursue a PhD.

As a part of our close-knit collaborative and supportive research community, you will pursue original research at the Hertfordshire Law School.

Training in research methods, supervision meetings to develop your main argument, assessment panels at key stages of the PhD and a good supportive environment should make your experience of learning to be a successful researcher an enjoyable and fruitful one.

A PhD is a path to in depth knowledge and unique expertise in your chosen field. With our wide-ranging research interests we can accommodate a variety of research topics and are always happy to discuss ideas before you make a formal proposal.

We encourage applications for research in the areas such as:

  • legal theory
  • public law
  • Constitutional law
  • law and development
  • socio-legal studies
  • internet and e-commerce law
  • biotechnological law
  • human rights
  • international law
  • environmental law
  • intellectual property law
  • company law
  • law and bioethics
  • criminal justice
  • access to justice
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • international economic law
  • and other related areas of law including legal history and media law.

Find out more about studying for a PhD in Law.