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We offer a Master of Laws (LLM) qualification. 

You  can start with either of the compulsory modules Exploring legal meaning (W820) which asks questions like, What does law mean? Where does it come from and what does it do? Or Exploring the boundaries of international law (W821). This module considers the complexities of international law in the twenty-first century by exploring the evolving role and function of international law in the modern world.  

You will also study Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility (W822) plus an optional module or transfer credit (maximum 30 credits) from other postgraduate providers. For full details go to the LLM qualification description here.

Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility (W822) is also a compulsory module in the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management and an optional module in both the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management and the MBA .


Taught Masters

  • Laws
    This LLM is suitable for both law and non-law graduates and for working in either a legal or academic career.

Courses in Law

See the list of all our individual courses in Law.

Research degrees

For information about postgraduate research degrees, visit the Research Degrees Prospectus.

Undergraduate options

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Spotlight on Law

Changing Career

While originally an accountant by profession, I was contemplating a career move into a more formal corporate ethics role. Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility  (W822), provided me with an academic background to important ethics related issues and in particular gaining an understanding of the historical development of corporate social responsibility. I now have an ethics management post within the United Nations. 
Ian Fuller, W822 student


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