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Laws (LLM)

Award
Master of Laws
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Customise your degree to suit your law interests and tackle the latest legal problems on this LLM Master of Laws. Choose modules across areas like commercial, corporate and human rights law.

Learn from our research-active team, who are at the forefront of global legal reform and development. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to pursue a wide range of legal and non-legal careers.

On this flexible master’s in law you'll start with a week-long introductory course on common law to understand the way this important legal system works.

From here you’ll develop your legal skills to take on complex issues arising from practical scenarios. You’ll learn how to advise, litigate and negotiate. You'll learn to understand the legal frameworks that underpin your areas of interest.

During the taught element of the course you choose the modules you’d like to study to match your career plans. They might include:

  • international law of the sea 
  • marine insurance 
  • principles of commercial arbitration 
  • intellectual property law in a global world 
  • corporate governance 
  • human rights in context 
  • armed conflict in international law 
  • free speech and privacy on the internet

Our high-profile advisory and law reform work, along with our internationally recognised research, brings the latest legal developments to your learning.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course lead is Professor Uta Kohl. Her research focuses on online and corporate governance. She has written about corporate human rights abuses, online jurisdiction and the regulation of online speech. Uta is a trustee on the board of the Internet Watch Foundation. Visit Professor Kohl’s profile page to learn more about her work. 

Taster lecture

Watch a taster lecture on business interruption insurance and catastrophic events, delivered by Professor James Davey.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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