LLM/PgDip/PgCert Law

Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Application deadline: August
  • Study mode and duration: LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
    PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
    PgCert: 8 months part-time

Study with us

  • benefit from flexibility and choice to construct your own programme of law studies
  • opportunity to participate in masterclasses and teaching by guest speakers
  • develop your interest in a particular specialist area
  • suitable for those interested in law in general, but who have not yet identified a particular area of speciality
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Why this course?

On this programme, you'll have the flexibility and choice  to construct your own programme of law studies drawn from the full range of courses on offer. You'll also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy masterclasses from guest speakers/lecturers.

What you'll study

For the award of the LLM, you require to take the compulsory class Legal Research, five elective classes, and also complete a dissertation.

Because of the general nature of the course, there will be no requirement for designated core modules, instead you'll choose from the existing LLM/MSc classes offered within the Law School.

Learning & teaching

The course is taught through a combination of lecture, practical intensive weekends, teaching seminars and distance learning

Assessment

Assessment will be through a mix of exams and assessments that may be written or practical, depending on the subject.

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Course content

Legal Research

This class is compulsory for LLM/PgDip students. It's offered by online distance learning across both semesters.

The aim of the module is to help you enhance your research abilities and skills with a view to improving your performance in course. 

Please note that the list of classes may vary from year to year.

  • Arbitration Law
  • Business & Human Rights
  • Carbon Markets & Climate Finance
  • Childhood & Crime Climate
  • Change & Global Economy
  • Climate Change & Litigation
  • Comparative Company Law & Regulation
  • Comparative Law of Obligations
  • Competition Law & Policy in the EU
  • Conflict Resolution & the State
  • Contemporary Employment Relations
  • Contemporary Security Challenges and Responses
  • Context of Construction
  • Cybercrime & Society (Attendance and DL)
  • Dispute Resolution (Construction Law)
  • E-Commerce (Attending and DL)
  • Employment Law: Theory & Practice
  • Employment Mediation
  • Equity & Adaptation
  • EU Environmental Law II
  • Financial Regulation & Compliance
  • Forests, Land Use & Climate Change
  • Global Environmental Law: Issues of Equity & Sustainability
  • Homicide
  • Human Rights Protection in the UK
  • Intellectual Property Law (Attending and DL)
  • International Banking Law
  • International Climate Change Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International Migration Law
  • Internet Governance
  • Justice & Penal Decision Making
  • Labour Law in the Global Economy
  • Law of International Business
  • Law of the Construction Industry
  • Legal Process & the Law of Contracts & Other Obligations
  • Mediation in Practice
  • Mediation, Policy & the Law
  • Negotiation
  • Oceans Governance & International Law
  • Oceans Governance & Other Areas of International Law
  • Offending Supervision & Management
  • Privacy, Crime & Security (Attendance and DL)
  • Punishment & Process of Penal Change
  • Restorative Justice
  • Surveillance, Technology & Crime Control
  • Telecommunications Law (Attending and DL)
  • Terrorism & the Law
  • Theory & Principles of Conflict Resolution
  • World Trading System: Law & Policy
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Entry requirements

Academic requirements/experience

First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. We'll consider relevant professional experience and/or other relevant contextual information as appropriate.

Please note: a Law degree is not a prerequisite for entry to this course

English language requirements

You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English.

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (with no score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course held at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the academic entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to progress to this degree course at the University of Strathclyde.

International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 100 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

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Fees & funding

2020/21

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

£7,950

Rest of UK

£7,950

International

£16,400

Available scholarships

Take a look at our scholarships search for funding opportunities.

Please note: The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

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Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from Wales

Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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International students

We've a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Alumni Discount

10% tuition fee discount is offered to all Strathclyde alumni completing a full-time postgraduate taught course in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

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Dean's Canadian Scholarship (Law)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering Canadian students the opportunity of a scholarship award up to £4,000 towards the cost of their tuition fees for each year of our undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. This is applicable to the full-time programmes beginning in September 2019.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a resident in Canada
  • Be available to commence their academic studies by the start of the academic year in September 2019 
  • Be applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme

Some scholarships have restrictions on other funding you can accept.  This means you have to decide which scholarship to accept.  For any University of Strathclyde award you are successful in applying for, you will receive the higher award only.

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Dean's Indian Scholarship (Law)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering Indian students the opportunity of a scholarship award up to £4,000 towards the cost of their tuition fees for each year of our undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. This is applicable to the full-time programmes beginning in September 2019.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a resident in India
  • Be available to commence their academic studies by the start of the academic year in September 2019 
  • Be applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme

Some scholarships have restrictions on other funding you can accept.  This means you have to decide which scholarship to accept.  For any University of Strathclyde award you are successful in applying for, you will receive the higher award only.

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Postgraduate Enquiries

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (GMT)

Telephone: +44 (0)141 444 8600

Email: hass-pg-enquiries@strath.ac.uk