Graduates of law in the 21st century need more than a thorough knowledge of legal rules.
Study theoretical and economic contexts of law and gain the solid foundation you need to further your career. Our LLM Law gives you the flexibility to delve into a range of specialisms, meaning you'll be able to study the things that really interest you.
Legal practitioners are involved in the design and delivery of key aspects of all our programmes. You'll benefit from our international outlook, interdisciplinary approach and research and learn from academics whose research is making a real impact in their field.
The Department was equal 5th in the Times Higher Education's rankings of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment results, and had the highest overall proportion of research designated as internationally excellent or world-leading
Law firms, governmental and nongovernmental organisations are involved in the design and delivery of all our courses
Through our combination of core and option modules, you'll develop a solid knowledge base in legal theory and practice while also tailoring the course to focus on what interests you most.
All of our modules are informed by research, including areas such as corporate and commercial law and international human rights law.
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You'll complete a 12,000-word dissertation (60 credits) on a topic of your choice, under the supervision of a member of staff from the York Law School. You'll prepare your dissertation proposal during the Research Skills for Dissertation Writing module (10 credits).
There is wide flexibility in choosing your topic.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|Study mode||UK (home)||International and EU|
|Full-time (1 year)||£8,440||£18,700|
|Part-time (2 years)
This is the year 1 fee. Fees for future years are subject to confirmation.
Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase (no more than 2% each year).
UK (home) or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status
Find out more information about tuition fees and how to pay them.
Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2021/22 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)
We hope to deliver this course as advertised for 2021/22 entry, but it’s unclear when we’ll be able to return to a normal timetable. For an idea of how this course might be affected, see our changes for 2020/21 entry.
You'll receive innovative, practical and relevant teaching integrating problem-based learning, simulations and student law firms. You'll also attend masterclasses from legal practitioners and academics.
A core teaching method employed in most modules is problem-based learning (PBL). This will involve you working in a “student law firm” in which you will work on simulated, real-life corporate and commercial law problems brought to you by virtual clients. You will learn to identify the relevant legal principles, the known facts and facts which need to be ascertained, and through this process unravel the legal and contextual issues that lie at the heart of the problem. As in real life, the problems are messy, and typically involve several legal topics interacting and overlapping.
Alongside PBL you will also learn through a range of other resources including seminars, written subject guides, and a variety of relevant material in our virtual learning environment.
York Law School is located on Campus East. Nearly all of your teaching will take place within the Law and Management building or nearby on Campus East.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop different transferable skills. These include presentations, posters, participation in seminars, client advice, coursework and your dissertation. For certain modules, you will be assessed through a reflective portfolio.
Throughout your time at York, you will receive active support in careers and development planning from the York Law School employability tutor.
We encourage you to get involved with our Careers and Development Programme. The programme includes several employers, providing an insight into the legal profession and the relevant recruitment processes.
There is also help available for those of you who are thinking about non-legal employers or academic routes following your LLM.
Many graduates pursue careers such as:
Some of our students also go on to work in sectors not directly related to law such as:
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 or equivalent in Law, or a closely related degree|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||7.0, minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components|
|PTE Academic||67, minimum 67 in Writing and 61 in all other components|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||185, minimum 185 in Writing and 176 in all other components|
|TOEFL||96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components|
|Trinity ISE III||Distinction in all components|
|Duolingo||120, minimum 120 in Production and 110 in all other components|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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