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.


Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


About this course

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.

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.

You can also join the University's society for students with an interest in Law.

Delivery

Modules will be taught by our expert academic staff over the first and second semester using a blend of interactive in-person and online teaching sessions including:

  • seminars
  • Q&A sessions
  • quizzes
  • assessment feed forward and feedback sessions

You will also have access to comprehensive lecture materials via CANVAS.

Your induction programme will include an introduction to each module by the respective module leader. This will help to make sure you are fully informed about content before teaching starts.

Full details about module selection will be included in your Induction Programme.

Assessment is through a variety of methods, including:

  • coursework
  • essays
  • time-limited take-home paper
  • presentation
  • dissertation

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Student Profile

In our seminars the knowledge is not just given by a Professor but is instead constructed by the participants through discussions of different issues and readings.

Student Profile
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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

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

2021-2022 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

LLM

Home

Full time: £8,100
Part time: £4,050

International

Full time: £18,600

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

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. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

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

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

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.