Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University


This course challenges students to direct their own study amid a fascinating array of options. Students are able to choose from areas of law including the environment, human rights, international business, commerce, technology and many more. Whichever modules the student takes, they are given a thorough grounding in legal theory and practice to make them ready for the rigorous demands of the modern legal workplace. In completing the programme, students have gained a wealth of skills vital for success in legal and more general employment options. For instance, students become proficient in quickly identifying assumptions, evaluating the evidentiary quality of statements, detecting false logic or reasoning, identifying implicit values, defining terms appropriately and stating their case clearly. An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of the student's choice. This is an opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on their professional life. This course is particularly attractive to those seeking a career in transnational corporations, specialist online trading, corporate lobby groups, international law firms and a range of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience are considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Modules include: international commercial law; aspects of commercial contracting; international human rights law; climate change law and policy; international and human rights law; international humanitarian law; democracy and international law; international copyright law; criminology of international conflict personnel; contemporary issues in food policy and law; law and gender; the law relating to e-commerce; computer systems and the law; regulation of business cartels; cross-border legal issues; philosophy of human rights protection; human rights, environment and international business.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete a Master's dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720