LLM Advanced Legal Studies

Warwick Law School



With its greater degree of flexibility, this LLM allows you to construct your own unique programme of study, depending on your interests. The only core module is in research skills and not a specific subject. You are therefore encouraged to select your modules from the broad, well rounded range of topics available across our other LLMs, helping you tailor your degree to your future employment plans. With the approval of the director, it is also possible to select up to 40 CATS worth of modules from outside of the Law School.


You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.

How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.

You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part time, this will be split over two years of study.


Apart from the dissertation, the course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios and presentations.

We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

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International Students

We would normally expect you to have at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in Law or its equivalent from your home country. If you are an international student, please check the overseas equivalents for your qualifications

If your first language is not English, you should obtain one of the recognised English Language qualifications listed on our application pages

A postgraduate degree in law can lead to a wide variety of careers depending on your individual interests. It can also lead to further study and academia.

This LLM will provide you with the following transferable skills:

• Advanced legal knowledge of multiple areas of law
• Independent research and policy analysis
• Legal practice in both the domestic and international context
• Academic writing and critical thinking
• Professional communication and effective presentation

We have recently had graduates go on to work in:

• City Legal Firms
• Financial Services Authority
• Local Government
• National Charities

Careers Support

The Law School has dedicated careers support on hand to offer one to one guidance on exploring values, strengths and skills for careers, career options, job search techniques, applications and building your profile. They also offer regular skills sessions on employability, CV writing and interview techniques; plus bespoke careers and networking events with opportunities to meet potential employers.

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