Which LLM course is right for you?
Within Law at Bangor University we have a series of LLM programmes that students can choose from. Our LLM's are driven from our academic research and are areas we have particular expertise in. Here is a quick overview of the LLM programme's we have available.
Our flagship LLM in Law that gives students a broad range of optional modules so as to keep their expertise wide-reaching, with legal research methods as core and the chance to hone in on a particular area of research in the dissertation.
Reflecting Bangor Law excellence in international law across the spectrum of human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law, climate change law and the environment our LLM International Human Rights and International Criminal Law is a great choice for those who want to make a difference.
In collaboration with the Criminology Department, our LLM Law and Criminology degree offers students the chance to develop their criminological expertise at the same time as applying these in legal examples, with a law-focused dissertation.
Our Law and Management degree is a shared degree between Bangor Business School and Bangor Law, accredited with the Chartered Management Institute, providing a dual dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership.
What is a LLM Degree and a Masters of Law?
A Masters of Law is a postgraduate law degree programme which you would typically study having completed an undergraduate law degree. Such postgraduate programmes often focus upon specific areas of legal study and allow you to become highly specialised in a certain area of law. Studying a Masters of Law degree opens a range of professional opportunities.
Why study a LLM Degree or a Masters of Law?
While a postgraduate degree is not a prerequisite for a career in law, it can have a number of benefits. Studying for a Masters of Law can:
- Give you a competitive edge in the job market;
- Further hone your skills and legal knowledge;
- Help you to decide which legal area you want to specialise in;
- Give you the chance to develop an area of legal research to continue to doctoral study.
Van Anh Le
After graduating from Bangor, I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Intellectual Property (IP) Law at Durham Law School and Warwick Law School. I was nominated for the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence. I owed a great debt to my former PhD supervisor, who encouraged me to apply for a research scholarship during my PhD and who wholeheartedly supported me in my job hunting.
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