Mar 21, 2023

Written By Raphael Jucobin

Which areas of law can I specialise in on the LLM?

Mar 21, 2023

Written By Raphael Jucobin

What does the LLM involve?

The LLM - Master of Laws - allows you to pick out an area of law that you’ve previously studied and take your research into it even further. You can specialise in a range of areas, each bolstering your credentials whether you intend to move into legal academia later on or take the qualifying route afterwards. The international recognition that the qualification has means it can also open new doors to opportunities abroad.

You should bear in mind that the list of areas in which an LLM can be taken differs between each individual institution, as do the entry requirements. This is especially true as the LLM is offered at universities across the country, as well as in colleges in the US and elsewhere in the world.

What’s more, the LLM can be taken either as on-site programmes or online. The programmes are accessible to both law and non-law graduates, and allow you to be taught by experts in the field and focus on both legal theory and practice.


University of Law LLM Courses: A-E

- Banking and Debt Finance

- Company Law

- Compliance and Regulation

- Corporate Governance

- Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

- Data Protection and Intellectual Property

- Employment Law

- Environmental Law

- Executive LLM

University of Law LLM Courses: F-I

- Insurance Law

- International Arbitration

- International Business Law

- International Commercial Law

- International Corporate Governance

- International Energy Law

- International Finance Law

- International Human Rights

University of Law LLM Courses: M-P

- Master of Law (International)

- Master of Laws (General)

- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

- Medical Law and Ethics

- Mental Health Law

- Public International Law


What other LLM specialities are there?

Other areas of law that you might find on offer at various UK universities could include Maritime Law, European Law, or Professional Advocacy.

Ultimately, whatever the aspect of legal practice that you’re interested in exploring further, there’s likely to be an LLM course tailored to it.