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The University of Law

The University of Law

Master of Law (General)

The Master of Law (General) is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law graduates who desire maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. The programme design means that you can choose modules based on whatever criteria are most important to you. Whether you have a particular career goal in mind, or are studying for pure enjoyment, the Master of Law (General) programme allows you maximum control over your degree. 

  • Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world. 
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  • Enjoy flexibility. Design your own degree pathway; transfer between courses and study modes.*
  • Learn about Legal Technology. As a result of the embedded flexibility of the Master’s Programmes in Law, you can select to study modules in legal technology, gaining insight into this emerging area.
  • Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team
  • You could be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan

Entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our new LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • We recommend that you consider our MA courses if you do not already possess a bachelor's degree in law. 
  • Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Assessment methods

Modules in terms 1 and 2 are either assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

For both blended (face to face) and online study modes, attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for examinations. 

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words). The dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area. 

Sponsorship information

For more information on scholarships available exclusively to University of Law postgraduate students, please visit our postgraduate scholarships page.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full time £ 8,750 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
LLM Full-time £ 12,000 (Academic year) International 12 Months
LLM Online study £ 9,350 (Academic year) 12 Months
LLM Full time £ 8,750 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
LLM Full time £ 12,000 (Academic year) International 12 Months
LLM Online study £ 9,350 (Academic year) 12 Months

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