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Southampton Law School

Postgraduate study

Whether you choose a taught or research degree, you will benefit from working with research-active academics who are at the forefront of their subjects. Our academics are leading experts in areas including maritime and commercial law, health care law and ethics, intellectual property and information technology law, land and housing law, criminal justice and public law.

Our flexible LLM programmes give you the freedom to pursue your interests, with a wide range of modules across maritime, commercial and international law.  All our LLM programmes feature an intensive, one-week induction into the common law, specifically designed to help international students to familiarise themselves with a different legal system.

Our strong links with the legal profession allow you to gain important insights into building your career. Guest seminars, tailored recruitment fairs and prizes for high-performing students, including invaluable placement opportunities, are just a few of the opportunities on offer.

You will graduate from a highly-regarded Law School with an in-depth knowledge of the law and the ability to think independently and communicate effectively – providing a firm foundation for a career in law as a solicitor or barrister. You will also be well placed for success in the world of industry, banking, government, the media or politics. Our graduates work in law firms, barristers’ chambers, industry, governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide.

Learn more about our LLM modules

LLM Careers BrochureDownload the postgraduate law brochureFees and Funding

The LLM community

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Meet our academics

Meet some of our academics and find out more about the range of modules available on the LLM

Sharing their experiences

Graduates of our masters and PhD programmes are now in influential positions in organisations throughout the world. Discover what they think about their time at Southampton.

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