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Southampton Law SchoolPostgraduate study

The LLM Programme - a bespoke experience

The LLM at Southampton draws 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. The expertise of the staff has been recognised as being of international excellence, and in we are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.

The LLM will develop your legal skills and allows you to shape your postgraduate degree towards those areas in which your interests match our expertise, while maintaining an overall coherence in relation to your individual choice of modules.

Our postgraduate community

Head of School, Professor Brenda Hannigan

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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.

The programme aims to:

Postgraduate taught programmes


Choose from the widest range of modules to design a bespoke selection. Perfect for those who want to do something a little bit different.

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 & 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

Postgraduate students get together

The School offers lots of opportunities for staff and students to connect

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