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The University of Law: LLM Legal Ethics

Institution The University of Law
Department The University of Law
Study type Taught


A Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Ethics, offered by The University of Law, is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge. This internationally recognised Master’s course will give you the skills to progress within the legal industry and can open up a range of career pathways such as a policy advisor, compliance manager, in-house legal roles or in regulation.

The LLM Legal Ethics Law is an innovative, flexible programme that will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of legal ethics law in practice.This course will explore issues such as the duties and responsibilities of lawyers and the social context of the profession. We will explore the regulation of the legal profession, also considering in-house lawyer ethics. Finally, we will consider the gender, race and diversity within the profession. This will be examined in relation to legal professionalism, legal moralism, and our discussions will be framed by other ethical theories. On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate research and use your learnings to offer resolutions that best reflect the situation.

When you study the LLM Legal Ethics with us you will:

  • Be taught by our expert lecturers, including subject matter specialists, former and current practitioners, and research and teaching focused academics.

  • Learn about the context within which legal ethics operates and interplays with other areas such as economics and politics. 

  • Research and critically evaluate the key theories, concepts and principles of legal ethics as applied in the UK.

  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies, which inform our programme development.

  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.

  • Strengthen your network - connect with other students, faculty and industry professionals on an international scale, and seek out opportunities for future placements and job opportunities.

  • Increase your earning potential - the 2022 Graduate Labour Market Statistics found that postgraduates on average earn £6,500 more than their graduate counterparts.

  • Get ahead of the competition - gain in-depth knowledge of your topic of interest and become a subject expert, which will provide you with a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Enjoy flexibility - We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different. That’s why we offer a wide range of study modes (full-time, part-time, on campus, online) across our courses to provide you with the greatest choice and flexibility you need to succeed in your studies.

  • 95% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.

  • Prepare for the future of Legal Technology – study modules in legal technology and gain insight into this emerging area of law.


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