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The LLM Programme - a bespoke experience

Our LLM Programmes – your choice

The Southampton Law School LLM programmes draw on the research strengths of the School’s academic staff who are active at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development. Our expertise is recognised as being of international excellence, and we are committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a stimulating, supportive and research-led environment.

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LLM Commercial and Corporate Law

Develop your expertise across a wide range of current legal commercial and corporate subjects, from insurance law to corporate governance.


Choose from the widest range of modules. The highly flexible structure of this LLM allows you to tailor the programme to suit your career ambitions.

LLM Insurance Law

Insurance law is a complex and intriguing subject that is fascinating to study. A mixture of old and new principles, situated in one of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance jurisdictions.

LLM International Business Law

Expand your knowledge of business law, develop your analytical, evaluative and research skills in key areas of commercial contract and regulation.

LLM International Law

Consider wider issues of international law in the context of human rights, conflict resolution, the environment and business and commerce.

LLM Maritime Law

Taught by internationally renowned experts, this challenging and prestigious qualification attracts ambitious lawyers from around the world who wish to specialise and engage with the shipping sector.

Pre-sessional courses

If you do not meet our English Language requirements for direct entry, you may be able to apply to one of our Pre-sessional English Language courses

Pre-Masters (LLM) course

If you do not meet our entry requirements for direct entry to one of our MSc programmes, you could progress to one of them via the University's Pre-masters course

The LLM at Southampton

Create a bespoke programme based on your interests

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Students can select their module options and pathways once they arrive and tailor their LLM to their own interests and career development. Students are required to choose four subjects in the area of their interest and write a dissertation in that subject area.

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