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The University of Southampton

Master of Laws

Main Site - Highfield Campus
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Rank: 17 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Main Site - Highfield Campus

Website: www.southampton.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £19850


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17

The Complete University Guide
16

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Description

University of Southampton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Southampton Law School has strong research and teaching profiles in commercial and corporate law, maritime law and international and human rights law, and our LLM Master of Laws builds on this diversity of strengths. This LLM programme is designed to be highly flexible, allowing you to customise your degree to your particular interests and career plans, and mix and match from our wide range of modules.The LLM Master of Laws programme will give you the specialized knowledge and practical know-how that will enable you to pursue a wide range of legal and non-legal careers. You will be able to tackle contemporary legal problems as well as complex legal issues arising from practical scenarios, to critically evaluate the principles of the areas of law you have chosen to study and their effectiveness. You will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, to analyse complex texts, construct arguments and communicate these effectively. On this rigorous but exciting LLM programme you'll gain the knowledge and professional skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, based on a sound knowledge of the legal frameworks in areas that interest you. The course is completely flexible, enabling you to study subjects you are passionate about and that reflect your career aspirations. You'll choose from a broad range of modules, including some that are unique to Southampton Law School. The options reflect our world-leading expertise in areas such as maritime, corporate and commercial, international business, information technology and insurance law. You'll be taught by world-renowned academics who are at the forefront of cutting-edge research and high-profile law reform and advisory work, and who bring the latest legal developments to your learning. A close-knit and diverse learning community, we offer an exceptional academic experience, with small-group teaching that allows you to explore topics in depth and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. In addition, our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career support will enable you to grow your networks and enhance your employability in preparation for a successful legal career.The LLM Master of Laws programme develops your practical legal skills required to advise, litigate and negotiate, within a module structure that allows you to shape your degree towards your particular interests.The programme draws on the diverse research strengths of the School's academic staff who are active at the forefront of international and national legal reform and development. The expertise of the staff has been recognised as being of international excellence, and in the School of Law we are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly, stimulating and research-led environment.This challenging degree attracts talented students from around the world. Some already have legal training, while others come from industry backgrounds. All are looking to gain specialist expertise that will help them stand out from the competition.

Requirements

Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelor's Degree in Law (or a degree with some legal components) is normally required, BUT account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within a relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. Access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and an email address are also required; webcams desirable. English Language Prerequisites: Band F, IELTS7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 with 6.5 in R.&W; 6.0 in S.&L.)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Southampton.

Professional bodies

  • The Law Society

About this university

International students

Students from 135 countries regularly attend the university and he International Office is the main point of reference for them, as well as for students wanting to make use of the international campus in Malaysia. They are available to help prospective and new students with the various processes involved with studying in the UK such as immigration and visas paperwork, funding issues and other legal matters. Student life outside the classroom is organised by the Students' Union, based in three buildings opposite the Hartley Library. It is separate from the university and generates its own funds from various activities. It is responsible for the organisation of the many clubs and societies found around the universities sites including the award-winning student radio station, Surge and a TV station. There is also a newspaper and magazine run by the students. The union operates a nightclub, cocktail bar and pub as well as a concert venue. Sports at the university come under the guidance of the Sport and Wellbeing department and they operate across two main venues, the Jubilee Sports Centre and Wide Lane Sports Ground. The university competes in numerous sports in the BUCS South East Conference.

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