Study with us
We offer six undergraduate LLB courses which are all 'qualifying', letting you proceed
straight onto the professional stage of
training to become a solicitor or barrister. Our wide range of LLM courses include the longest established
human rights law course in Europe.
We also offer you numerous opportunities to put what you learn straight into action through a range of
at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
International perspective on law
We have a uniquely international approach to the study of law. We work with organisations, companies and
governments around the globe, welcome students from across the world; offer our LLB English and French Laws
(with Maîtrise/Master 1) and specialise in studying areas of law which break through national boundaries,
including human rights and European Union law.
Inspired by excellence in human rights
All our courses are unique, but all benefit from the experience and good
practices of our world-renowned LLM International Human Rights Law,
founded by the School of Law in 1982.
This world-ranking LLM course benefits from the expertise of some of the most
important and well-respected figures in global human rights scholarship and
practice. The LLM UK Public Law, LLM Health Care Law and Human Rights, LLM Human Rights and Humanitarian Law,
LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights all have strong
academic links with the LLM International Human Rights Law.
Innovative law programmes
- Our LLM Internet Law is at the cutting-edge of this
fast-evolving legal field. Students enjoy research-led teaching
by eminent experts in such diverse areas as European
Broadcasting Law and Policy and intellectual property in the
- Our European Union Law LLM offers a dynamic programme
where issues concerning enlargement, external relations, human
rights in the New Europe, competition and intellectual property
are brought to the fore.
- Our International Trade Law LLM has a strong emphasis on
issues of investment and finance. Core and optional modules are
taught by leading legal academic experts and practitioners in
these fields. From the beginning an important focus of this
international trade law course has been international
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developing the knowledge and skills required for a successful graduate career.
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accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of your financial circumstances.
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You develop new high-level skills, enhance your professional development and build networks, opening doors to many careers.