De Montfort University

LLM Food Law

Food law is a dynamic area of law, heavily influenced by developments at an EU level. Over the years the course has recruited students from all over the globe and from many different backgrounds. A typical student may be an Environmental Health Officer, or work in the food industry, or a practising lawyer or a consultant. As such the course is specifically designed for lawyers and non-legal professionals with interests in the food law field, particularly those involved in the food industry.

Entry requirements

LLM: An Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential.

Course modules

Modules include: Food law in the UK and EU; food consumer protection law; food marketing law; food safety law; food sources protection law; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning September 2019 - 27 Months

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