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LLM in Advanced Legal Studies

Standard Duration: Full-time: 1 year (PG Diploma 7 months), Part-time: 2 years (Home/EU only)

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related Social Sciences discipline with significant legal content

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

With no compulsory modules, this course enables you to build your own degree, developing a breadth of interests or finding your own niche specialism. Our Director of Advanced Legal Studies will help you to construct an appropriate programme of study tailored to your individual needs and interests, whether from modules offered through the Law School or approved options from other departments.

Our LLM programme provides a pathway to several legal specialisms including: justice and security; gender and corporate governance; social and economic change and nongovernment organisations (NGOs); and human rights and global capital. You will be assessed through different methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.

Some of our recent postgraduates have gone on to work for NGOs, governmental and regulatory bodies, and legal services; others have used the LLM to progress to a PhD.

Student profile: Laura Saks

laura no border"Having studied for my LLB at Warwick, I had first-hand experience of the excellent quality of teaching on offer - and I have definitely not been disappointed! The year was very challenging, expanding my legal knowledge, as well as my analytical and research skills. The programme gave me the flexibility to shape my LLM around my interests. I took a variety of modules from the various LLM programmes, as well as two Sociology modules."

Read Laura's full profile 


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Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related Social Sciences discipline with significant legal content

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0


Applications should be made online at

Application Deadline

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500

Overseas - Band 2:
Full-time £22,340

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.


The Law School has 4 full fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates at Warwick. Further details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School website