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LLM Advanced Legal Studies

What makes our LLM in Advanced Legal Studies special?

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, International Commercial 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.

This LLM is distinctive because :

  • You can construct your own unique programme of study depending on your interests
  • The only core module is in research skills, not a specific subject
  • It offers a broad, well rounded range of topics, which can help tailor your degree to your future employment

What will I study?

You will take our core study module to give you a firm grounding in legal research and writing skills along with three optional modules in term one and three optional modules in term two. You will undertake a dissertation in term three.

Core Modules
Optional Modules

The modules due to run next year may vary from the list above, depending on staff availability, research priorities, and student uptake. While we do our best to run as wide a variety of subjects as possible, it is not always possible to offer every module.

With permission, it is possible to take up to two modules external to the Law School, as optional choices.

Our Staff

Other staff

Our Students
Kirandeep Kaur - LLM Student ALS
Warwick Law School allows the flexibility to study part time specialist legal modules whilst working. This is helping me progress my legal career specialising in Employment Law.

Other students

What sort of careers can I go on to?

We have recently had graduates go on to work in:

  • City Legal Firms
  • Financial Services Authority
  • Local Government
  • National Charities

Your dissertation

With help and support from our world-class academic staff, you will write a 10,000 word dissertation on a suitable topic in your third term. We will help guide you in choosing a topic and title, and train you in how to research and how to structure your dissertation, setting you in excellent stead if you should choose to continue your studies with a PhD.

It is possible to study this course by taking four optional modules and writing a 25,000 word dissertation, provided you can provide evidence of sufficient research and writing skills and get approval from the course director once you are enrolled on our LLM. Should approval not be given, you will continue the programme on the standard route of six optional modules and a 10,000 word dissertation.

Examples of recently completed dissertations:

What are the problems that Syrian refugees face when integrating into the Labour force in Jordan?

International Counterterrorism Cooperation: The Extradition Problem


For more information email:

pglaw dot admissions at warwick dot ac dot uk