Taught Degrees

You can study our programmes full time for one year, or part time over two years. Unfortunately, these programmes are not available by distance learning or online.

All our programmes are suitable for non-law and law graduates alike.

For each of the LLM programmes, you complete taught courses (referred to by the University as modules) and a research dissertation to a total value of 180 credits. An important feature of our teaching is the research training, which will help you to plan, research and write your dissertation.

Our three LLM programmes are as follows:

  • Environmental Regulation and Sustainable Development
    • The programme is ideal for students with law and non-law degrees who have an interest in gaining further understanding of Environmental Law and Regulation. Students following this programme often have experience of working in the environmental field, although this is not a requirement. Graduates from this programme have gone on to employment with environmental organisations, commercial law firms, government departments, public authorities and international organisations.
  • International Legal Studies
    • This programme will be of particular value to those interested in pursuing an international career in international organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union, non-governmental organisations, in the public and diplomatic sector as legal advisors, and law firms.
  • International Business Law
    • This programme involves analysis of interesting questions about economic policy and geopolitics as well as technical questions of legal analysis and will provide invaluable insights to anyone with a genuine interest in working for internationally active businesses or indeed, for Government departments or regulatory bodies concerned with international business
  • Finance and Law with Islamic Finance
    • Run in partnership with Newcastle University Business School, this programme has been created in response to this growing interest and in Islamic finance both in the UK and internationally. It is driven by the need for an advanced programme that develops understanding of cultural, behavioural and legal issues in finance as well as the technical qualitative aspects of finance.

Detailed information on the modules can be found on our Postgraduate website.