About the course

Perhaps you would like to study Law, but you haven’t yet managed to find the course that ‘feels’ just right for you. The University of Hertfordshire’s LLM in Law is the solution you have been looking for! It is designed for ultimate flexibility and focus, to fit your own unique needs, interests and aspirations.

For the LLM in Law you will study four modules of your choice, from a range of 20 that are on offer (as long as they do not form an already existing pathway). This flexibility will enable you to combine your particular interests and specialisms, to tailor your course according to your dreams and ambitions.

Naturally, as you would expect from the University of Hertfordshire, all our modules are taught by specialists in their field, and are supported by up-to-date, cutting-edge research and practice, so you can be sure that your studies will be relevant to your chosen future career. Innovative, active teaching methods and practical, real-world examples will deepen your understanding and equip you with the skills you need to be a real asset to your future employer!

We also offer a range of other Master of Law pathways.

Fact sheets 2018 Course fact sheet 1 LLM Masters in Law Semester A Entrants 2018 Course fact sheet 2 LLM Masters in Law Semester B Entrants 2018 Course fact sheet 2 LLM Masters in Law Semester B Entrants
Programme specifications 2018 Programme specification 1 LLM Masters in Law 2018 Programme specification 1 LLM Masters in Law

Why choose this course?

The University of Hertfordshire is known for its strong links with industry, so you can be sure that not only will the teaching you receive be of the highest quality, but it will also be completely up to date and informed by current practice – vital in the fast-moving legal sector.

The first-class teaching is supported by real-world, hands-on exercises and discussions, to consolidate and deepen your learning and give you the intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills and experience you need to follow a career in the private, commercial sector, academia or research. The flexibility of module choice means you can build your course entirely as you wish, according to your particular interests or career choice. The ability to build your own qualification means you can be as broad or as specialised as you wish to be – it’s entirely up to you!

Professional Accreditations

This Programme is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for Continuing Professional Development purposes.

What our
graduates say

Throughout my academic life, the teaching and support from my tutors and lecturers has been the reason for returning year after year.
If you put in the work, there's no doubt of your ability to succeed.

Rohan Sudial

LLB, LPC and LLM

Course details

Careers

Choosing your own modules leaves the field wide open for you to tailor your studies according to your desired career path. You may wish to pursue a future in the private or the public sector, as an in-house lawyer in a specialised industry, in academia or even in research. The possibilities are endless!

Teaching methods

All of our Law modules are taught by specialist practitioners in their fields, and supported by group work, discussions, debates, and practical sessions to consolidate your learning and develop those vital skills of persuasion and negotiation, leadership, teamwork and presentation. Independent study is also crucial, to deepen your knowledge, and will be supported throughout your course.

Assessment is carried out via a combination of coursework, written assessments and practical tasks, depending on the modules chosen. A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, to help students adapt, and to further enhance the development of those essential skills and abilities.

Structure

  • Year 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Banking Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Commercial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance 30 Credits Optional
    Company Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Energy Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Human Rights Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Development Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Electronic Communications Law 30 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

    You must also satisfy the University’s English language requirement for the course, which is a GCSE grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or IELTS at 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

    Please contact Admissions Tutor at lawadmissions@herts.ac.uk to discuss entry requirements further.

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 1 Years
    • Part Time, 2 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    22/09/201930/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
    20/01/202021/01/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/201927/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
    20/01/202016/01/2021Apply online (Part Time)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    22/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    20/01/202121/01/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202027/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
    20/01/202116/01/2022Apply online (Part Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    22/09/202130/09/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    20/01/202221/01/2023Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202127/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    20/01/202216/01/2023Apply online (Part Time)
    We welcome applications from international and EU students