The University of Law

The University of Law

LLM Investigative Legal Journalism

The LLM Investigative Legal Journalism is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of investigative journalism in the context of reporting on the justice system. Whether you want to progress within the field, have plans to start a career in legal journalism or simply want to know more about how investigative journalism works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

The Award-Linked Module for this programme (Investigative Legal Journalism) will consider investigative journalism in the context of reporting on the justice system. It will consider the history of the subject (from Watergate to Wikileaks); the importance of sources; techniques of investigative journalism; new models of investigative journalism and the law and ethics of the profession.

The programme structure is highly flexible, meaning that you can design a degree that meets your career objectives, whatever they might be. 

  • Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world. 
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  • Enjoy flexibility. Design your own degree pathway; transfer between courses and study modes.*
  • Learn about Legal Technology. As a result of the embedded flexibility of the Master’s Programmes in Law, you can select to study modules in legal technology, gaining insight into this emerging area.
  • Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team
  • You could be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan

Entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our new LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • We recommend that you consider our MA courses if you do not already possess a bachelor's degree in law. 
  • Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Assessment methods

Modules in terms 1 and 2 are either assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

For both blended (face to face) and online study modes, attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for examinations. 

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words). The dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of Investigative Legal Journalism. 

Sponsorship information

For more information on scholarships available exclusively to University of Law postgraduate students, please visit our postgraduate scholarships page.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Online study September 2019 £ 9,350 per Academic year () 12 Months
LLM Full time September 2019 £ 8,750 per Academic year (Home/EU) 12 Months
LLM Full time September 2019 £ 12,000 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
LLM Full time January 2020 £ 8,750 per Academic year (Home/EU) 12 Months
LLM Full time January 2020 £ 12,000 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
LLM Online study January 2020 £ 9,350 per Academic year () 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Learning
London Bloomsbury centre Camden WC1E 7DE South East

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Key information

Campus or study location: 
London (Bloomsbury)
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Telephone number: 
020 3435 4608