University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Law (General)

This course is intended to give the widest possible choice from our range of modules and allows students to make up their own portfolio of topics to suit their own needs or interests. It is possible to combine 1 or more modules on commercial matters, human rights, European integration, public international law and legal research to meet specialist interests or the needs of niche career plans. This might be of particular help to someone planning a career in non-specialist legal practice or in widely based legal policy oriented organisations whether commercial, NGO or government based.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a first- or good second-class honours degree in law or an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

Course modules

Students take a compulsory module entitled academic writing for postgraduates in law. Optional modules are then chosen from a wide range, and students are required to complete a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete a dissertation over the summer months. This can be normally in the stream of their choice but is subject to the staffing resources being available. Students registered for the LLM in International Commercial Law have priority within that stream.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Course Administrator
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2370