Durham, its staff and its students
Durham Masters of Law programmes comprise a year's study alongside highly committed students and staff in our state of the art Law School in Durham City. Our academic year runs from October to September, with teaching taking place primarily in Michaelmas and Epiphany terms with the summer devoted to the completion of a dissertation.
Our courses are taught by our excellent and friendly staff focusing upon Durham Law School’s research specialities. Students are taught by research leaders who are committed to both teaching and research at the highest levels.
Our LLMs are cosmopolitan degrees, with students and staff from all corners of the globe. Prospective international students should follow the link to the Durham International Students Association to see just some of the support offered and events taking place at Durham to welcome our international students. Also, for life after graduation, have a look at what our international alumni associations offer to Durham University alumni.
We offer three main degrees:
- LLM International Trade and Commercial Law
- LLM European Trade and Commercial Law
- LLM Master of Laws (the general LLM, with modules from both specialisms)
Our LLM degree is very popular and thus places fill up fast. We would strongly encourage all applicants to apply early for a place in our 2014/2015 intake. Learn more about how to apply.
- You must have a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent overseas qualification with a good 2.1.Guidance on equivalent grades from overseas institutions can be found here.
- If English was not the language of instruction for your degree, you must demonstrate competence in English. Our minimum standard is 7.0 on every component of the IELTS test. Students must achieve this standard before commencing studies. Details on language requirements may be found here.
- You must supply two academic references.
Durham Law School’s research specialities are at the heart of our LLM courses. Students are taught by leaders in the fields of commercial and European law. To see what kind of research takes place in Durham, why not visit Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law and Durham European Law Institute sites for some specific examples of our world-leading research?
English Language support at Durham
If English is not your first language then both before and during your time at Durham there is excellent language support available, provided by Durham University English Language Centre. The English Language Centre offers specific programmes for prospective Law Students which focus upon Legal English and studying Law within the UK system.
Meet us in person
If you want to meet us in person please come to one of the Recruitment Fairs in Durham or around the UK, or if you are a prospective international student look out for a visit from a Durham member of staff to your country.