University of Exeter – Master of Laws (LLM)

The University of Exeter, in the south west of the UK, is one of the top universities in the world. The two locations in Exeter and Cornwall offer beautiful campuses in vibrant communities, and are ideal environments in which to study and live.

Master of Laws (LLM)

Studying an LLM Master of Laws offers unrivalled academic stimulation, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the law and specialise your knowledge in a particular area, and improved career prospects at the highest level whether that be in practice or academia.

The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, the LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study. The faculty is able to teach and supervise an extensive range of subjects (both at domestic and international level), with particular specialities inspired by the renowned research in the areas of Commercial Law, Public Law, Human Rights Law, Family Law and International Law.

Location: Exeter (Streatham), UK.

Single Diploma.

Language: English.

Number of Places/Students per year: n/a.

Start Date: 24 September 1, 2018.

Duration: full time – 1 year, part time – 2 years; 3 terms.

Price/Fee: £8,500 full-time, £4,250 part-time – for UK/EU students; £17,000 full-time for international students.

Scholarships: The Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships website has information on all available options for funding open to prospective students of taught Masters programmes. You can also use the searchable database of all Scholarships and Bursaries to find funding for which you are eligible. For more information, please visit the official website [EN].

Accommodation: The accommodation process for postgraduate students begins once your course offer has been accepted and, if necessary, a deposit has been paid to secure your academic place. To create an application for accommodation or to activate your accommodation account, please see the official website [EN].

Application Process:

A good second class honours degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required. If you hold a good lower second honours degree or equivalent and practical and/or other relevant experience you may also be admitted in appropriate circumstances. We welcome applications from students with other qualifications or degrees in an area appropriate to the LLM programme. These may include Social Sciences, Humanities, Accountancy or Business Studies. Please note this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Deadlines: 5 May 2017 – advisory deadline for international students; 21 July 2017 – advisory deadline for UK/EU students; 31 August 2017 – deadline for meeting any outstanding offer conditions.
  2. Required documents:
    • transcript (in English or a certified translation) giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained.
    • English language proficiency results.
    • One completed reference. For more information, please visit the following link [EN].
  3. Application fee: n/a.

Programme structure

The LLM is available to study over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Taught components of the degree are delivered over the first and second terms leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation.

During the programme, you will be required to study taught modules and write a dissertation which together will total 180 master level credits. The dissertation, of c.15,000 words, is worth 60 credits and can be written on a topic of your choice, under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field. Students following a specialist pathway must complete their dissertation on a subject relevant to that pathway. Remaining credits are obtained from a combination of taught modules, the majority of which comprise 30 credits and are taught across the first two terms. For more information, please visit the following link [EN].

LLM Contact:

Address: Law School, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ, UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 722044.

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Website:  [EN]


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