Master of Laws LLM

Why choose Herts?

  • Work-Related Learning: Gain work experience within our award-winning pro bono Law Clinic which offers extensive opportunities for client-facing casework.
  • Employment Prospects: Graduates work in legal roles for organisations including The Met, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Shoosmiths.
  • Industry Connections: Benefit from our strong relationships with law firms which include KPMG Law, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Fenchurch Law. You will access Law Fairs, employer workshops, and networking events.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

Professional Accreditations

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

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'lll study four modules of your choice from a wide range that are on offer. 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.

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 practice, the 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!

Hertfordshire Law School has helped graduates forge successful careers for 40 years. You’ll benefit from our reputation for being forward thinking, innovative, and responsive to the world around us.

What will I study?

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.

  • Level 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
  • Key staff

    Julia Hovanessien
    Programme Lead
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    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    LLM Masters in Law Semester A Entrants Download
    LLM Masters in Law Semester B Entrants Download
    LLM Masters in Law Semester B Entrants Download
    Programme specifications
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Download
    LLM Masters in Law Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Student experience

    At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

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