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Specialist Degrees 2021-22

Browse the LLM specialist degrees available for the 2021-22 academic session.

If you want to study an LLM with a specialism, you should apply to the relevant LLM specialism route. If you are unsure at this stage whether you want to specialise or would like to study a general LLM, then you should apply to the general LLM route.

Please note that specialisms offered on the LLM programme vary from year to year. The list below is the confirmed specialisms for 2021/22.

We plan to publish module descriptions on the website in spring 2021. Modules are subject to cancellation and module convenors may change. 

Specialisms 2021/22

If you wish to obtain an LLM specialist degree you must select a minimum of 60 credits from the qualifying modules listed in that specialism (to be confirmed), plus write your Research Essay in the area of the specialism.

Competition Law
Module NameCredits
Competition Law (EU and UK)45
Competition Law, Regulation and Intangible Economy22.5
Economics in Competition Law and Practice, The Role of22.5
Corporate Law

Find out more about the LLM in Corporate Law

Module NameCredits
Company Law45
Comparative Coporate Governance45
Corporate Finance45
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions45
Economic Analysis of Law: Corporations and Markets22.5
International Law of Foreign Investment45
Legal Aspects of International Finance45
Liquidation and its Consequences22.5
Environmental Law and Policy

Find out more about the LLM in Environmental Law and Policy

Module NameCredits
Advanced Foundations of Environmental Law22.5
Environmental Lawyering22.5
International and Global Environmental Law22.5
Law and Policy of Climate Change22.5
Law and Policy of International Trade and the Environment22.5
Human Rights Law

Find out more about the LLM in Human Rights Law

Module NameCredits
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice22.5
Children and Their Rights22.5
Criminal Process and Human Rights45
Decolonizing Law45
Human Rights at Work22.5
International and European Refugee Law22.5
International Human Rights Law45
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5
Judicial Review45
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals45
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance22.5
Privacy, Data and Surveillance Law22.5
Religion, State and Law22.5
International Banking and Finance

Find out more about the LLM in International Banking and Finance

Module NameCredits
Banking Law and Regulation45
Corporate Finance45
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions45
Economic Analysis of Law: Corporations and Markets22.5
International Law of Foreign Investment45
Legal Aspects of International Finance45
Regulation of Financial Markets45
International Commercial Law

Find out more about the LLM in International Commercial Law

Module NameCredits
Banking Law and Regulation45
Carriage of Goods by Sea45
Commercial Remedies45
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions45
International Arbitration45
International Commercial Litigation45
International Trade Law45
Legal Aspects of International Finance45
Liquidation and its Consequences22.5
Marine Insurance Law45
International Law

Find out more about the LLM in International Law

Module NameCredits
Decolonizing Law45
Foundations and Principles of International Law45
International and European Refugee Law22.5
International and Global Environmental Law22.5
International Commercial Litigation45
International Criminal Law45
International Human Rights Law45
International Humanitarian Law22.5
International Law of Foreign Investment45
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals45
Law and Policy of International Trade and the Environment22.5
Law of the World Trade Organisation45
Law of Treaties22.5
Use of Force in International Law22.5
Intellectual Property Law
Module NameCredits
Competition Law, Regulation and the Intangible Economy22.5
Copyright and Designs, The Law of22.5
Law of Patents45
Law of Trade Marks and Brands, The22.5
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Module NameCredits
Decolonizing Law45
Human Rights at Work22.5
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition45
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A22.5
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory45
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A22.5
Law and Social Justice

Find out more about the LLM in Law and Social Justice

Module NameCredits
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice22.5
Children and their Rights22.5
Criminal Process and Human Rights45
Decolonizing Law45
Environmental Lawyering22.5
International and European Refugee Law22.5
International Criminal Law45
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance22.5
Privacy, Data and Surveillance Law22.5
Legal History

Find out more about the LLM in Legal History

Module NameCredits
Decolonizing Law45
Historical Development of the Common Law, The45
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition45
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A22.5
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Find out more about the LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Module NameCredits
Alternative Dispute Resolution45
Environmental Lawyering22.5
International Arbitration45
International Commercial Litigation45
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5
Judicial Review45
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals45
Maritime Law
Find out more about the LLM in Maritime Law
 
Module NameCredits
Carriage of Goods by Sea45
International Trade Law45
Marine Insurance Law45
Public Law

Find out more about the LLM in Public Law

Module NameCredits
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice22.5
Alternative Dispute Resolution45
Decolonizing Law45
Environmental Lawyering22.5
Human Rights at Work22.5
International and European Refugee Law22.5
International and Global Environmental Law22.5
International Human Rights Law45
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5
Judicial Review45
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance22.5
Privacy, Data and Surveillance Law22.5
Regulation of Financial Markets45
Religion, State and Law22.5