Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

European Law

This course aims to create a positive learning environment for students to advance their scholarship and research, to progress academically and intellectually in a discrete area of European Law. All teaching is delivered by an academic team with internationally recognised research calibre and extensive practice-based experience. Students will gain a knowledge and critical analysis of key themes of UK and European law, set against an international backdrop, an area in which specialist knowledge is very much in demand. Students will also have the opportunity to examine contemporary issues relating to the need for accountability in European law, develop originality in the application of knowledge, and a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.

Entry requirements

An appropriate honours degree in, for example, Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Psychology, Finance, Banking or Accounting or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree classification 2.2. Qualifications and previous work experience deemed to be equivalent to the above entry requirements and in suitable areas linked to the award. Non-law graduates will be required to undertake a short pre-course � �Law for Non-Lawyers� immediately prior to the start of the LLM. It is not assessed, but essential. IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced EU law; human rights; public international law; European socio-legal studies; comparative European public law; postgraduate legal research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: Comparative European private law; statehood recognition and self determination; multi-level governance; gendering European and international law; EU foreign security and justice policy.

Assessment methods

Your work will be assessed by written coursework of 4000 words, which will require you to display independent learning through exposition, knowledge and understanding of the stated learning outcomes of each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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