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The LLM Law programme offers you the opportunity to study a recognised postgraduate qualification in law that can assist you in reaching your professional aspirations. The robust curriculum provides you with postgraduate level insights into many areas of law and the way in which they operate in domestic, European and international contexts. The flexible curriculum allows you to specialise your studies to align with your career goals and areas of interest, allowing you to develop expertise in specialist disciplines of law. This bespoke curriculum of modules and experience with different modes of study can enhance your employability with expert transferable skills and knowledge.

Studying at Lancashire Law School can grant you a critical awareness of current issues in law, informed by cutting-edge research and practice conducted by our experienced staff – many of whom have spent significant portions of their careers in practice as solicitors, barristers, and managers in legal professions. 

The LLM Law programme can be highly customised with the array of option modules we offer - allowing you to specialise your postgraduate qualification to your own interests and professional aspirations. In this way the Lancashire Law School can offer you the exact LLM you want and need.

The opportunity to complete a dissertation supervised by experienced academics allows you to produce a detailed piece of work in a legal area of your choosing. This dissertation allows you to demonstrate your newly developed expertise and to produce a robust piece of work that you can use to highlight your qualification and skill in your professional role. 

Modules you may elect to study can provide you with further accreditations and eligibility to join reputable organisations. For example, the International Commercial Arbitrationmodule if passed will grant you eligibility for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, allowing you to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb after your title. This qualification is the first stage towards becoming a chartered arbitrator. International Commercial Mediationsimilarly offers professional benefits as Lancashire Law School has achieved an international reputation for our specialisation in mediation law and practice. Our module is approved by the Civil Mediation Council, and so provides you with respected and valuable skills and experience.

Successfully completing this programme will award you with a recognised postgraduate qualification, skills, knowledge and confidence that will assist you in making a positive and impactful contribution to the wider global and legal communities. 

Course Information: 

This programme is available for study on a full-time or part-time basis through Mixed Mode study (a combination of online study via distance learning and attended sessions) or entirely through attended sessions at the UCLan Preston campus – home of Lancashire Law School.

Students take six modules and also complete a dissertation on a topic of their choice.  For the LLM in Law students must take one compulsory module: Advanced Legal Systems, plus five option modules from a list which includes International Intellectual Property Law, WTO Law and Policy, International Corporate Governance, International Commercial Mediation, EU Trade Law and Policy, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Litigation, Banking and Financial Services Regulation, International Human Rights, International Criminal Law and Security, Law Relating to Security at Sea, Transnational Regulation of Terrorism, and Transnational Regulations of Human Trafficking.

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A bachelor degree with Honours at lower second class or above or a professional qualification deemed to be degree equivalent.

Other qualifications or specific training and/or experience may also be considered if the applicant is able to demonstrate his/her suitability for the course and to provide evidence as appropriate.

Where English is not the applicants first language then a score of 6.5 on IELTS (with no individual component below 6.0) or equivalent.

Some of Lancashire Law School’s eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees. 

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