The qualification provides a broad education in law and postgraduate legal research. It is designed for those with a personal or professional interest in law and will be suitable for study by both law and non-law graduates. The qualification develops key postgraduate legal skills and knowledge alongside specialisation in an area of law.
On completion of the LLM you will be able to demonstrate
- an ability to apply legal knowledge and understanding, in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts
- problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts
- an ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements with incomplete or limited information
- an ability to communicate your conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously
- skills and knowledge which can usefully be applied in the legal profession, public services or industry.
You will also be able to:
- act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks
- deal with complex legal issues both systematically and creatively
- construct and develop a persuasive legal argument based on evidence
- demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving legal problems
- reflect on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of your knowledge
- undertake critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
- learn independently, required for continuing professional development.
In relation to research you will be able to demonstrate:
- the skills required for postgraduate legal research
- a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and methods applicable to postgraduate legal research and legal methodology
- the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial piece of research with scholarly integrity
- an ability to evaluate and critique research methodologies.