Our LLM in Law provides a challenging legal education. It is flexible and allows you to explore your own interests whilst developing an advanced knowledge of the principles of law.
This course is one of four taught law courses (LLM) we offer and is suitable for graduates of any background. It offers the flexibility to create your own bespoke curriculum to match your legal interests and career aspirations.
It will give you the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to enhance your career in practice, business or academia. If you are pursuing another career path, it will enhance your understanding of law and its impact on society.
You can choose from a wide range of optional modules to complement your core studies, including:
- International Intellectual Property Law
- Foundations of Public International Law
- International Environmental Law
- International Human Rights Law.
In addition, you can also choose from a range of our other master's modules, with the permission of the Degree Programme Director.
You will also learn a variety of legal-specific research skills through our Legal Research Skills and Methods module.
Dedicated one-to-one support is also given to help you research and write a dissertation on an area of law you feel passionate about.
There are also opportunities to become an editor of The North East Law Review. This is Newcastle’s student-edited law journal which showcases outstanding student work for open-access publication. You can also join the Eldon Society, the University’s society for students with an interest in law.
Modules are taught by our expert academic staff over the first and second semesters through a combination of:
- interactive lectures
All of our workshops and seminars are taught in small groups, where we encourage lively discussion and debate.
During your first two weeks we encourage you to sit in on lectures across our optional law modules. This will help you to choose which areas best suit your needs and interests.
Our Degree Programme Director will also be available to offer support and guidance to help you make these choices.
Assessment is through a variety of methods, including:
- written exams
We are committed to pursuing academic excellence and fostering an intellectually challenging and supportive environment in which our students can excel.
We regularly host conferences and seminars with internationally renowned guest speakers. We encourage you to attend these events as they cover a wide range of important legal, political, economic and social issues.
Our facilities include:
- a dedicated Law Library
- LLM study space with computer suite
- a student common room
- a large lecture theatre
- purpose-built mooting room
- wi-fi connectivity throughout the school.