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The award
LLM

How long you will study
12 - 24 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Law and Social Justice at School of Law, University of Leeds

The LLM in Law and Social Justice enables you to examine how the law facilitates (or may undermine) social justice at the local, national and international level. The interdisciplinary nature of the course allows you to benefit from the expertise of both the School of Law and School of Sociology and Social Policy.

You will have the opportunity to engage with core modules that explore the ways in which we define, access and attempt to enact justice. You will also investigate the range and magnitude of inequalities around disability, gender, race and class both domestically and globally, examining their implications for law, policy and practice. In addition to core modules, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your course with optional modules, exploring issues such as: disability; health, justice and embodiment; social care law; and the building of just and resilient communities.

Throughout the course you will develop advanced knowledge, and transferrable skills such as understanding and solving problems; analysing and communicating complex information and working independently and as part of a team, which will prepare you for a fruitful career in areas such as law, healthcare, social care, the third sector, activism, policy development and local government.

The programme is hosted by the Centre for Law and Social Justice, whose members produce internationally-recognised research on key social justice issues. All of our teaching on the course is informed by the latest research, affording you the opportunity to engage with the latest research in fields such as: disability law; intersex and trans embodiment; indigenous justice; issues of race and class; children’s rights; and social care law.

Watch our video to see Sophia's experience studying LLM Law and Social Justice. View the video from China.

Scholarships

The School of Law offers a number of scholarships for UK/EU and international students. Check our website for the full details of what is available.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study12 - 24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

For the latest fee information please see our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/

Entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

What students think about School of Law, University of Leeds

    Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law

    Testimonial from Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law, student at School of Law

    My experience studying at the University of Leeds has exceeded all my expectations. I have really enjoyed the seminars, participating in class with the Professors and working with my fellow international students.

    The best part of the seminars is that they really encourage you to critically analyse the law and its consequences in practice, not only learning about the theory but questioning it. The course also really encourages you to engage in research, something that I am very passionate about and will help me in my future career.

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    Testimonial from Nelly Tutu, LLB Law (graduate programme), student at School of Law

    I chose Leeds because of its excellent academic reputation and its vibrant student culture. The university is very welcoming and supportive towards students, so I was excited to come here.

    I like that what I am studying is thought-provoking and challenging - this will allow me to grow, not only on an academic level, but on a personal level too.

    Being a part of the Law Society has been really fun! They put on awesome events where people from the faculty can get to know each other while doing something fun, such as the annual Law Ball. I remember being really anxious during the first week of term and the Equality and Diversity Secretary put on a great ice-breaker event where I got to meet other students who I am still friends with today!

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    Its worldwide reputation on the study of law was the obvious reason that led me to choose the University of Leeds. Every seminar is exciting and the lectures have inspired me throughout the course, and using research based methodology has also been a new experience for me. Being in classes full of international course mates has been truly enthralling too. The positive aura of the school has never let me feel that I was on the other side of the globe away from home.

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