University of Portsmouth

LLM Law

If you want to add to your existing law qualifications – or you're a graduate from another subject area who's looking to develop your legal knowledge and gain a relevant qualification – our LLM Law degree course is the perfect next step for you.

On this flexible course – which can be studied either part-time (starting in September only) or full-time (starting in September or January) – you'll develop expertise in law, supplemented with a choice of specialist subjects, including corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property law, and international commercial arbitration.

Choose from optional subjects taught by experts and tailor-make your degree to match your interests. Studying for an LLM will give you the opportunity to develop your legal and research skills. It can also be the first step to a career in research.

Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.


English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


Career Prospects

The LLM Law degree course provides a springboard for many career paths, including academia, business or the public sector. If you are an aspiring lawyer, the LLM can give you a competitive edge. If you're already a law practitioner, you'll have the opportunity to pursue new subject specialties.

What jobs can you do with a Law degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Legal adviser
  • Compliance officer
  • Procurement professional
  • Human resources adviser
  • Paralegal/legal clerk
  • Further research or study

Course Details

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Law route
Community Legal Research Project
Corporate Governance: Theory, Law and Practice
Employment Law
Intellectual Property Law
International and European Business Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Work-based Learning Unit
Commercial and Consumer Law
Theory of ADR
Negotiation Theory and Practice
Dissertation or Professional Practitioner Project
Non-law route
Legal Approach to Business
Dissertation/Professional Practitioner Project
Optional modules
Community Legal Research Project
Corporate Law and Governance
Employment Law
Global Corporate Responsibility
Intellectual Property Law
International and European Human Rights Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Work-based Learning Unit
Commercial and Consumer Law
Theory of ADR
Negotiation Theory and Practice
Dissertation or Professional Practitioner Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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