Our taught postgraduate courses offer specifically tailored LLM and MA degrees, drawing on our extensive experience of research and practice in human rights, commercial, business and trade law.
Studying a Masters degree in the School of Law gives you the opportunity to focus on a particular area of law and acquire the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to specialise in that field.
Postgraduate modules are intensive and taught in small groups by our expert academic staff. You also complete a supervised dissertation project for submission at the end of the course, allowing you to pursue your own research interests.
For those who already hold an undergraduate degree in a different subject and would like to study law we offer a conversion LLB Law (Senior Status) degree. This gives you a comprehensive training and allows you to proceed to the Bar Professional Training Course or the Legal Practice Course.
“The robust and unique multidisciplinary understanding of human rights I gained at Essex has been instrumental in advancing my career. A year after graduation I was offered a job with UNICEF in Georgia as a child protection officer. More recently I have been working with UNICEF Myanmar in Yangon as a child protection specialist, heading UNICEF’s justice for children work in the country.”