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Advanced Legal Studies

Do you want to design a unique LLM just for you?

We offer you the chance to create a personal programme of study by drawing from all the postgraduate modules offered by our LLM's in International Development Law and Human Rights, International Economic Law and International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. You can also choose a number of options from a list of modules from other departments. You will also develop a dissertation on a topic to be agreed and prepared with guidance from an assigned supervisor. Your course director will act as as your personal tutor to support you throughout your time with us.

Term 1 - 3 optional modules
Term 2 - 3 optional modules
Term 3 - 10,000 word dissertation

We will be happy to help you develop a programme of study tailored to your needs.

The programme also includes research and writing skills sessions to help you prepare for writing your dissertation.

There is also an option to study the ALS LLM by taking 80 CATS worth of modules and writing a 25,000 word dissertation. The entry requirements for this remain the same and you would still apply for the ALS LLM via the online application system. Once registered, you will need approval from the course director to follow this route. This will be based on the information you provide to evidence sufficient research and writing skills. Should approval not be given, you will continue the programme on the standard route of 120 CATS and a 10,000 word dissertation.

Unlike the other specific LLM programmes offered by the School of Law, there is no required “core course”, instead you are encouraged to develop a package of modules, to let you focus on development within a specialised field of postgraduate study.

You can take any modules from our other LLM programmes with no restrictions, and, with agreement from your programme director, a selection of modules from many other departments.

You can find full details on our wide range of modules on our module pages. Please check to make sure that the modules you are interested in are listed as running for your year of study.

The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.

If you are a diploma student, you will only need to take the taught elements of the course and do not need to write a dissertation.

You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

If you want to study with us part-time, the programme is studied over a two year period instead of one. You'll attend classes alongside our full-time students in the usual weekday lecture timetable, only you'll do fewer modules per year. The lectures you attend and therefore the days you'll be on campus depend on the modules you take and the days they've been timetabled.

In your first year you'll usually take four optional modules (two per term), and in your second year you'll usually take the remaining two modules and complete your dissertation.

We do everything we can to make it possible for you to study for an LLM part-time and hold down a job, provided your employers are amenable, so this structure is flexible.

Academic fees for 2018-19
  Full-time Part-time
Home / EU Students £8,170 £4,085
Overseas Students £17,500 N/A

The fees listed above do not include the cost of any required textbooks.

Learn more about other costs to help you plan your budget.

We scored 91% for our teaching in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 7% higher than the sector average, and consistently score highly across every category.
Amy Sandel

LLM in ALS 2013-2014

Warwick’s approach of ‘law in context’ has underpinned my studies, allowing me to gain a practical understanding which is distinctive of Warwick and has given me a greater insight…

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Bill O’Brian

Lili Ullmann LLM ALS

Mamoun Mahayni

LLM in ALS 2015-16

All the professors are professionals in their fields with decades of experience, whilst the courses are taught in a way that utilises the professor's knowledge yet allows for debate within the class.
Mode of Study
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
7 months
Key Facts
Start Date 1 October 2018