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Southampton Law SchoolPostgraduate study

LLM Insurance Law - 1 yr(s)

Insurance law is a topic of major importance to private individuals and the commercial sector alike, but is researched or taught at only a very small number of universities in the UK and other common law jurisdictions. Insurance law is a complex and intriguing subject that is fascinating to study and offers a multitude of rewarding career prospects. The University of Southampton Law School is home to several academics whose primary research interest is insurance law. It is also home to the largest community of post-graduate researchers in insurance law in the UK, and insurance contract law has been offered as a subject at undergraduate level since 2011. The new LLM stream in insurance law offers the opportunity to spend a year studying insurance law in depth and to reflect upon the interaction of insurance law with other aspects of a business.

Introducing your degree

Learn from our academics ground-breaking research in the field of insurance law. The Insurance Law Research Group at the University of Southampton publish research at the forefront of Insurance Law development.

These are the highest calibre of lecturers you could study under when you take the LLM Insurance Law degree at Southampton. Apply for this masters degree and career opportunities could include; solicitor, barrister, insurance broking, insurance underwriting or claims management.

Programme Overview

 

View the programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

Students will take the two modules Insurance Law (LAWS 6099) and Marine Insurance (LAWS 6065) and will select two further modules from the module list.

Key Facts

The University of Southampton is home to several academics whose primary research interest is insurance law.

To complete your LLM Insurance Law degree you will also have to write a dissertation on any topic of insurance law.

Our LLM Insurance Law offers a multitude of rewarding career prospects.

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“I was attracted back to Southampton for a number of reasons. I thoroughly enjoyed my previous time here and had first-hand experience of the quality of the tutors.”

Neil Brown - LLB (Law) alumnus and LLM (IT and Telecommunications Law) distance learning

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At Southampton Law School we are proud of our worldwide reputation for research excellence in many fields. Research is of key importance within the School and is embedded in everything that we do, including our teaching. Please click here for more information about our Centres of Research.

Postgraduate Scholarships

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Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Selection process

A Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. Access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and an email address are also required; webcams desirable.

If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

In accordance with University regulations, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English by offering one of the recognised tests in English. Alternatively, you should supply evidence that you have undertaken formal study in English at an institution that teaches award-bearing programmes in English.
The following test scores are accepted for direct entry:


IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each component 

For a full list of English language tests accepted please see here

A score of IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each component together with satisfactory completion of the six week LLM Pre-sessional programme on English legal language and skills will be accepted. 

Please see here for more information about the LLM Pre-sessional.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

Students are required to complete 180 CATS. 60 CATS are awarded for the LLM dissertation and another 60 CATS for the two compulsory/core modules Insurance Law and Marine insurance. Students are free to choose modules completing the final 60 CATS.

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Career Opportunities

 

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Insurance broking
  • Insurance underwriting
  • Claims management

 

Learning & Assessment

Costs

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and copyingIn most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Study locations

Southampton Law School, Highfield Campus

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