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Advanced Legal Studies - LLM, PGDip (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

We offer you the chance to create a personal programme of study by drawing from all the postgraduate modules offered by our LLMs 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 your personal tutor to support you throughout your time with us.

Core Modules:
The Legal Research and Writing Skills module is taught in both terms, with optional modules running in terms one and two, and aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to undertake independent research and write an academic piece of work. We are proud of the wide variety of modules we provide and the diverse international nature of our staff and student body.

  • Legal Research & Writing Skills (LLM Only)

Optional Modules:
Unlike the other specific LLM programmes offered by the School of Law, 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.

  • International Intellectual Property Law & Policy
  • Issues in the Taxation of International Business
  • International Banking Regulation
  • The Law of International Investment & Transnational Corporations
  • European Union Law
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions
  • Legal Aspects of International Trade & the World Trade Organisation
  • Civil Society & Activism
  • Law and the Global Economy
  • Global Security & International Law
  • Law Governance & Democracy
  • Global Law & Politics
  • Approaches to Global Justice
  • Law Technology & Development
  • Climate Change and Development
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Theories and Histories of Human Rights
  • Global & Regional Human Rights Regimes
  • Global & Regional Human Rights Regimes
  • Gender, Law and the Global Economy
  • Women's Human Rights and Global Justice
  • The Regulation of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation
  • International Insolvency and Debt Restructuring
  • International Labour Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Theories of Gender Justice
  • Global Competition Law
  • An Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Techniques of Islamic Finance and Banking
  • Refugees, Rights and Realities
  • Law of International Capital Markets
  • European Union Intellectual Property Law and Policy
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Law of International Financial Transactions
  • Law and Policy of International Public Finance
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Developing Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the EU and Beyond
  • Crime, Justice and Global Society
  • Law and Inequality in the Transnational Food Regime

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Term 1 - Three optional modules
Term 2 - Three optional modules
Term 3 - 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.


The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.
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.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: NGOs; Governmental and Regulatory bodies; Legal Services.

Others have used the LLM to progress to a PhD.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

School of Law

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,170* per year
Overseas: £17,500* per year

Home/EU: £4,085* per year
Overseas: n/a

*You will need to pay for books and materials in addition to the tuition fee and you can find details here: Additional Costs.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.