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Law (European Legal Studies)

The European Union has never been more topical; as the UK prepares to leave the EU, we offer units that explore the hotly contested legal issues surrounding the free movement of goods and people within Europe, and the creation and enforcement of standards (for example, in competition and environmental law).

Visit the Law School's Brexit webpages to view our active involvement in and responses to the Brexit negotiations.
We offer an exciting and stimulating set of degree programmes, each of which prepares you for a variety of careers. If you are interested in studying law beyond your undergraduate degree level and want to develop your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol's LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community and our LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.

Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore your chosen areas of law at a deeper level. You will have the chance to see how these legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives.

Lots more information about the School is available on our 'Why Bristol Law School?' webpage, which includes short videos.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law (or international equivalent).

Exceptionally, we will also consider applicants who have:

an upper-second class honours degree that included content relevant to the applicant's proposed field of study; or
an upper second-class honours degree in any subject, along with relevant experience in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.
Applicants in either of these two exceptional cases must make a case explaining why their qualifications or experience fall into category (1) or (2) in their personal statement.

Recognised Prior Learning is currently not accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

In the first part of the programme, you will choose four units from a list of European legal studies options, or three units from the list and a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM programmes, or two units from the list and two from the LLM in International Law. Assessment is by examination and/or essay. In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic from the field of European legal studies for approval by the Law School. After passing part one of the programme, you start work on your dissertation for submission by September. You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to part two until you have passed part one.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in European Legal Studies. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

Sponsorship information

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages. (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law/study/postgrad/taught/funding/)

Fees

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 17,100 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 8,600 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 4,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years

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