General, LL.M.

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University of Southampton ,
The LLM, Master of Laws Postgraduate General course from University of Southampton is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. Our LLM pathways draw on the highly-acclaimed research strengths of our academic staff that are at the cutting-edge of international and national legal reform and development.
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Become a successful legal professional, ready to take on any case possible with the LLM General Law degree. Choose from pathways that allow you to tailor the programme to your own interests and specialise in a particular area, such as Corporate and Commercial, Insurance, Information Technology and Commerce, International, International Business and Maritime Law.

Develop the knowledge to debate and win cases of great importance through supervision from a renowned team of staff. Make that difference in the world of law by applying for the LLM General Law degree at University of Southampton.

You will register for an LLM (General) or a named LLM from our choice of pathways:

  • LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law)
  • LLM (European Law)
  • LLM (European and Comparative Property Law)
  • LLM (International Business Law)
  • LLM (International Law)
  • LLM (Information Technology and Commerce)
  • LLM (Maritime Law)
Key Facts
  • Our LLM is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree.
  • Choose from a broad range of optional modules to develop your legal skills in your chosen area of interest.
  • Learn through a combination of seminars, lectures, tutorials and guided independent study alongside the production of written work.

Programme Structure

Year 1


  • Dissertation - LLM


  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Trade Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • World Trade Organisation and Regional Economic Integration (Not available in 2015/16)
  • Internet Law
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Admiralty Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws & International Litigation
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Carriage by Air
  • Insurance Law
  • Law of the Marine Environment
  • Principles of Secured Transactions
  • Advanced Secured Transactions
  • Corporate Governance – Regulating Boards of Directors
  • Fundamentals of Public International Law
  • Dispute Settlement in International Law
  • Corporate Governance – Shareholders’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • Intellectual Property Law and Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15920 International
  • GBP 7500 EU/EEA
Part-time fees:
  • EEA: £3750
  • International: £7960


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