LLM (By Research)

Major code: LWMR


Career prospects

The School of Law includes amongst its alumni Judges of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Courts, as well as distinguished figures in branches of the legal profession. Legal study provides a mark of excellence in any qualification profile. Apart from judicial appointment or working within the legal profession, past graduates have gone on to undertake Government service, to work within International Humanitarian Organisations, the UN, institutions of the European Union, to pursue careers in commerce, management, banking, marketing, public relations and a whole host of other challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

Any of the LLM programmes offered additionally provide an ideal opportunity to gain advanced specialist knowledge in preparation for further postgraduate research. All programmes of study are designed to enhance academic profiles and to ensure that graduates leave us with highly marketable skills, whatever they decide that market to be. Of the LLM cohort graduating in December 2009, over 62% went on to full or part time employment, with a further 12.5% going on to further study. Graduate destinations included government departments (Department of Work and Pensions UK), legal practitioners (such as Graystons Solictors) and the Shanghai High Court.