Postgraduate

Law LLM

Law LLM

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our LLM in Law provides a challenging legal education. It is flexible and allows you to explore your own interests whilst developing an advanced knowledge of the principles of law.

This course is one of four taught law courses (LLM) we offer and is suitable for graduates of any background. It offers the flexibility to create your own bespoke curriculum to match your legal interests and career aspirations.

It will give you the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to enhance your career in practice, business or academia. If you are pursuing another career path, it will enhance your understanding of law and its impact on society.

You can choose from a wide range of optional modules to complement your core studies, including:

  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Foundations of Public International Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law

In addition, you can also choose from a range of our other master's modules, with the permission of the Degree Programme Director.

Through our Legal Simulation module you will work in small teams and be presented with a realistic scenario. You will be introduced to a variety of practically-focused legal skills, including:

  • analysis of complex legal problems
  • devising legal strategies
  • working with the law in real-life contexts

You will also learn a variety of legal-specific research skills through our Legal Research Skills and Methods module.

Dedicated one-to-one support is also given to help you research and write a dissertation on an area of law you feel passionate about.

There are also opportunities to become an editor of The North East Law Review. This is Newcastle’s student-edited law journal which showcases outstanding student work for open-access publication. You can also join the Eldon Society, the University’s society for students with an interest in law.

Delivery

Modules are taught by our expert academic staff over the first and second semesters through a combination of:

  • interactive lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars

All of our workshops and seminars are taught in small groups, where we encourage lively discussion and debate.

During your first two weeks we encourage you to sit in on lectures across our optional law modules. This will help you to choose which areas best suit your needs and interests.

Our Degree Programme Director will also be available to offer support and guidance to help you make these choices.

Assessment is through a variety of methods, including:

  • coursework
  • essays
  • written exams
  • presentation
  • dissertation

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Careers

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Graduate destinations

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

LLM

UK

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

EU

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

International

Full time: £16,200

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or any other subject.

We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or experience in professional legal practice.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

As part of your online application, you are required to submit a personal statement.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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