Gain a firm grounding in legal research on our Advanced Legal Skills. Warwick's School of Law, ranked 23rd in the UK, allows you to construct your own unique programme. Tailor your studies to your interests and best suited for your future employment.
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, 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.
- Legal Research and Writing Skills
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- An Introduction to Islamic Law
- Climate Change and Development
- Global Competition Law
- Law of International Financial Transactions
- Crime, Justice and Global Society
You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part time, this will be split over two years of study.
You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.
How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.
You will typically have around 11 hours of contact time per week on the full time course but will be expected to do additional research and reading outside of the classroom.
This will depend on the popularity of the modules you select but class sizes can range from between 10 and 40 students per module.
Apart from the dissertation, the course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios and presentations.
We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.
Skills from this degree
- Advanced legal knowledge of multiple areas of law
- Independent research and policy analysis
- Legal practice in both the domestic and international context
- Academic writing and critical thinking
- Professional communication and effective presentation
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.
Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.
Warwick Law School has up to four full-fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates. We are also offering a 20% discount on fees for all Warwick graduates.
There are no other integral aspects of the course where additional costs are incurred. We may offer extracurricular events (trips) but these are not an integral part of the programme.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd; European Commission; HM Government; Hoganlovells Solicitors Corporate; United Nations; West Midlands Police. They have pursued roles such as: barristers and judges; business and financial project management professionals; finance and investment analysts and advisers and legal professionals.
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Becoming a Solicitor: The office of tomorrow and how to get there
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- The Journey to the Bar including the BPTC and pupillage applications
- Becoming a commercially aware lawyer
- Mooting Master Class
- Law Fair and Regional Law Firm Networking event
- What else can I do with a Law degree other than be a Lawyer (alumni presentations & networking)
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.