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Buckinghamshire New University: Masters of Law

Institution Buckinghamshire New University
Department School of Business and Law
Study type Taught


Do you currently hold an undergraduate law degree (or equivalent)? Are you looking to take the next step in your legal career? Our specialised Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides the perfect opportunity to broaden your legal knowledge in a specific area of your interest.

Studying law at postgraduate level provides the chance to develop your problem-solving skills that enable you to exercise sound judgement in complex, uncertain and new environments; gain specialised knowledge to pursue a wide range of legal and non-legal careers and grow networks and enhance your employability.

Intellectual Property Law What will I study on this pathway? Studying an LLM in intellectual property law is a great way to deepen your knowledge of contemporary issues in law whilst having the opportunity to specialise in international law, intellectual property law and technology and electronic commerce and digital trade.

International Commercial Law What will I study on this pathway? If you wish to focus on the law in relation to international commercial law, our LLM degree provides the opportunity to study a range of areas relevant to the international commercial law. You will have the opportunity to study more specialised areas, including, international commercial dispute resolution, international trade and competition law.

International Human Rights Law Pathway What will I study on this pathway? If your interests lie in human rights law, our LLM degree provides the opportunity to study a range of areas relevant to international human rights law. You will have the opportunity to study more specialised areas, including, contemporary issues in law, international trade and international law.

Why study this subject? Our LLM programme and its pathways have been specially designed to provide you with a systemic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, within social, commercial and political contexts.

We are focused on providing you with the tools needed to progress your career to the next level through enhancing your professional development, academic potential and problem-solving skills by acquiring a critical understanding of the complex legal, economic, cultural and political issues informing English and international regulations.

Studying at postgraduate level will allow you to work towards your career aspirations through honing your research and writing skills and developing the versatility needed to work in a number of professional sectors, including the legal profession, corporate and commercial industries, government bodies or academia.

Why study at BNU? BNU is a student focused and employer led university which means that you are at the forefront of all that we do. We are proud of our high lecturer to student ratio, which means that we see you as a person and for who you are. You are our priority and our lecturers operate an open-door policy meaning that you can get the staff time, support and contact you need to best suit your learning.

Once you have enrolled as a Buckinghamshire New University student you will automatically become a member of our Bucks Students’ Union, which has been rated in the top 2 in the whole of the UK (NSS, 2022) and it has a range of societies students can join free of charge. One of these societies is the Mooting Society and this gives the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for law outside of your timetable.


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