Study modes: Full-time, Part-time
Programme website: European Law
The programme reflects the rapid evolution of European law and governance and its unique impact upon the domestic legal orders.
The European LLM programme provides an opportunity to study core European law subjects at an advanced level, and deepens knowledge of that law through more specialised courses.
First semester courses adopt a broader approach to the various fields of EU law, while greater specialisation comes in the second semester.
The programme offers a wide range of subjects across legal fields from a European perspective, enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.
The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
The programme structure and courses for 2017/18 are currently being finalised.
To give you an idea of what the programme structure and courses might consist of, the below information details the structure and courses for this programme in 2016/17.
For 2016/17 the programme consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
Each semester you will take 60 credits of core and option courses.
You will choose 80-120 credits of core courses.
Full year courses (20 credits each semester, totalling 40 credits):
Semester one courses (20 credits):
Semester two courses (20 credits):
You may choose 0-40 credits of option courses from any of the courses offered by the Law School (including the courses listed above). A full list to be published in September.
By the end of this programme, students should have acquired a sophisticated understanding of the European Union's legal system and its law-making processes, and substantive knowledge of their chosen policy/course strands.
They will have explored differing approaches to the subject and developed a greater familiarity with research materials and methods.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.
We may also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject.
If you did not study European law and institutions at undergraduate level you may be assigned extra reading to bring you up to speed with the syllabus.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Find out more about our language requirements:
Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.