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Law (Labour Law and Corporate Governance)

The Labour Law and Corporate Governance LLM offers a range of units for students planning to specialise in employment and company law matters. It examines labour law and corporate governance from both an economic and socio-political perspective. The units cover the international legal framework, trade, employment and human rights, taking both a practical and a theoretical view. The programme opens doors to a wide variety of future careers in law, finance and global governance.

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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.

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in Law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (an official English translation if the original is in a language other than English).

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

English language requirements:

IELTS: 7.0 overall, minimum 6.5 in all bands.

Course modules

In the first part of the programme, you will choose four units from a list of labour law and corporate governance options, or three units from the list and a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM programmes. These units will be assessed by examinations and/or essays. In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic from the field of labour law 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 Labour Law and Corporate Governance. (

Sponsorship information

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages. (


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.


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

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