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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.

Why study this subject? Our LLM programme has been specially designed to provide you with a systemic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, within social, commercial and political contexts. Whilst giving you the opportunity to specialise in an area of your interest.

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 Buckinghamshire New University? 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.

What are my career prospects? Graduating with an LLM in a specialised area of law is attractive to a range of employers, including those offering careers in legal practice, law enforcement, regulation and compliance, policy making and the justice system. You’ll be able to gain a competitive advantage when applying for jobs with a postgraduate degree that reflects an in-depth knowledge of a niche area of law.

Law related careers are highly sought after across the globe. Having the foundation of having studied a degree in the subject the world becomes your oyster. The topics you will study on this programme and the transferrable skills you will have developed will make international careers easily accessible.


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