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Southampton Law School

Professional Development

Our professional development programmes can help you as an individual or your business stay well-informed with the latest legal knowledge and thinking in your field.


As national, European and international law evolves you need to be sure you and your employees are up-to-date with the current legislation.

Here at Southampton Law School many of our staff are involved in shaping global policy and national and international legislation and our Institute of Maritime Law (IML) is an established and reputable provider of professional training for the maritime legal industry in the world.

The Law School has a long standing tradition and a strong commitment to provide professional training across a broad spectrum of legal disciplines. An outstanding example of such commitment is the IML which provides short courses, a full programme of conferences and seminars, tailor-made modules and events.

For any enquiry on the current Law School offer for professional development courses or to arrange bespoke training programmes in Southampton, London or overseas please contact the School.

Returning to study

Learning at university in the 21st century is an exciting experience. Find out more about our innovative teaching methods.

Sharing their experiences

Professionals from many companies and organisations have studied with us. Find out what they think about their time at Southampton.

LLM Taught degree

The LLM programme aims to develop your legal skills in your chosen area of interest, while maintaining an overall coherence in relation to your individual choice of modules.

Research degrees

Choose an MPhil or PhD programme within one of our research areas.

Research institutes

We have leading institutes specialsing in many aspects of law. Our academics also bring practical experience as lawyes and teachers.

Our academics

Many of our academics are world leaders in their field.

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