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Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2022

September 2023

September 2023

Program description


Graduates of law in the 21st century need more than a thorough knowledge of legal rules.

Study theoretical and economic contexts of law and gain the solid foundation you need to further your career. Our LLM Law gives you the flexibility to delve into a range of specialisms, meaning you'll be able to study the things that really interest you.

Legal practitioners are involved in the design and delivery of key aspects of all our programmes. You'll benefit from our international outlook, interdisciplinary approach and research and learn from academics whose research is making a real impact in their field.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree - 2:1 or equivalent. We will also consider a 2:2 with at least three years' relevant work experience.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 7.0, minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components
  • PTE Academic: 67, minimum 67 in Writing and 61 in all other components
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 185, minimum 185 in Writing and 176 in all other components
  • TOEFL: 96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE III: Distinction in all components
  • Duolingo: 120, minimum 120 in Production and 110 in all other components

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Core modules

  • Legal Systems: Sources and Operations
  • Research Skills for Dissertation Writing

Option modules

  • Law and Commercial Transactions
  • Foundational Issues in Legal Theory
  • International Corporate Governance and Company Law
  • Applying International Humans Rights Law
  • Issues in the Philosophy of Criminal Law
  • Art: A Problematic Life Cycle
  • Law and Society
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £8,440 per year
  • International and EU fees: £18,700 per year


Transferable skills

  • Research skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Project management
  • Reasoning and judgement
  • Document and case analysis
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Advocacy

Career opportunities

Many graduates pursue careers such as:

  • Lawyer
  • Litigation Paralegal Solicitor
  • Commercial in-house lawyer
  • Attorney-at-law

Some of our students also go on to work in sectors not directly related to law such as:

  • Finance
  • Health and Social Work
  • Public Administration
  • Retail

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University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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Contact info

University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom

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