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Course starts: 18 October 2021Apply now
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This Law LLM will set you on track for a successful career in law and help you develop valuable skills employers look for, including ‘Advanced Legal Skills’ and ‘International Perspectives in Law’.
The course mixes taught elements with independent research, and you can negotiate the topic of your dissertation project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of Sunderland's tutors.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include weekly three-hour workshops. These are interactive and require a high level of preparation. You’ll also undertake a research project and dissertation which are supervised by your tutor.
Your progress will be assessed by written coursework, usually a 6,000 word essay for each taught module.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
We usually require you to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant area.
We also welcome applications from students who have experience in a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds. To discuss your application, please get in touch and the Programme Leader will be able to advise.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals are classed as international, however 21/22 entrants will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the (postgraduate) home tuition fee rate of £6,500 for the duration of their studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This LLM course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge in a specialised area of law. As a result, you’ll have an important edge when applying for roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, police, and prison or probation services. Salaries of law graduates are among the highest of all graduates.
You’ll also be better equipped for applying for training contracts or pupillages, if this is appropriate to your career stage.
In addition a Masters degree will enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.
If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality. You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.
To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team:
Tel: 0191 515 3751
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