The University of Southampton
Southampton Law School

A legal advantage

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 and directly involved in your teaching and supervision. Our staff are leading experts in areas such as maritime and commercial law, health care law and ethics, intellectual property and information technology law, land and housing law, criminal justice and public law; many are authors of key text books in their specialist areas.

Our flexible taught courses give you the freedom to pursue your interests, with options drawing on a range of modules across the main areas of maritime, commercial and international law. All of our taught programmes feature a unique, one-week induction into common law – particularly useful for international students keen to familiarise themselves with a different legal system.

We have strong links with the legal profession, giving you helpful insights into the profession and how to build a 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 school with an in-depth knowledge of the law and the ability to think independently and communicate effectively – 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.

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Why study an LLM at Southampton?

Head of School, Professor Brenda Hannigan

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Leading academics

Our academics are experts in their discipline and will help and support you throughout your studies. Their research activities directly inform their teaching so you will always be at the forefront of knowledge.

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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