Postgraduate law courses

Why study postgraduate law at Herts?

Enhancing employability

Develop professional industry connections through our employability programme and co-curricular courses

Work experience opportunities

Gain real work experience during your studies through pro-bono work at Hertfordshire Law Clinic

Fantastic facilities

Learn in our impressive Law Court building, which houses a full-scale replica crown court

Master of Law Pathways

There are a number of potential routes into postgraduate study at the University of Hertfordshire. Our Postgraduate programmes are designed to be flexible, practical and to ensure that you are able to meet your career aims.

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Our BSB accredited LLM Bar Practice course allows to qualify as a Barrister and obtain a prestigious LLM all within a year....

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Become a qualified Solicitor and kickstart your career in the legal profession by completing our one-year full time LLM in Legal Practice....

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A slightly shorter alternative to the LLM option, our PgDip in Bar Practice allows you to become a qualified Barrister after two semesters of study....

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Qualify as a Solicitor through our two-semester PgDip Legal Practice course - a quicker, yet equally innovative, substitute to our LLM pathway...

Research degrees

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