An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest. With the Master of Law (General) Online you can enjoy maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. The course has been purposely designed to be an innovative, adaptable programme for law and non-law graduates to customise their studies to suit their preferred areas of interest.
The Master of Laws (General) Online is designed for law and non-law graduates who desire flexibility in the choice of modules and dissertation topic while studying. The programme design means that you can choose modules based on the criteria most important to you. Whether you have a particular career goal in mind, or are studying for pure enjoyment, the Master of Laws (General) Online programme allows you maximum control over your degree.This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time options are divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part-time options are divided over six terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of each course.Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as is all consolidation material.The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation. When you study a Master’s online with us you will:
Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics Focus on legal practice, not just theory Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team You’ll have the chance to select four elective modules that interest you, as well as complete a dissertation that allows you to explore an area linked to one of your elective module subject areas through independent research. You’ll learn practical legal skills in analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills.
Our flexibly structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers, bringing their expertise and experience into the classroom to provide you with the real-world insight that can help prepare you for the practical application of the law.
In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
Minimum second class honours Degree
Terms 1-2 (full-time) or 1-4 (part-time) Two week induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
Research Methods Training
You may then choose four (two per term) from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
Company Law in Practice
International Trade Law
International Human Rights Law
International Criminal Law
Medical Law and Ethics
Advocacy and Bar Skills** Civil and Criminal Litigation**
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution** Term 3 (full-time) or 5-6 (part-time)
Dissertation in one of your Elective Module subject areas