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LLM in European Legal Studies

European Law at Cardiff Law School - Dr Jo Hunt

The increasing interaction between different European countries and their
different legal systems has led to increasing demand for lawyers who can
interact with other legal systems than their own.

The LLM (European Legal Studies) offers students an opportunity to
develop their own perspective on the implications of ‘legal Europe’,
participate in related discussion and debate, and develop their legal skills.

Key features:


Please note that modules are likely to change from time to time.

Study mode

Full-time: over one year or Part-time: over two years


Stage 1: You will study four modules, at least two of which must be chosen from those listed above. The others may be chosen from our wide range of available modules. You will also take a course on postgraduate research skills. Stage 2: You complete a 15,000 word dissertation with staff supervision and submit it in September in the full-time mode, December in the second year of study in the part-time mode).


Most modules are assessed by an essay of 5,000 words, or other approved methods.

For information regarding Entry Requirements and Tuition Fees please see the University Course Finder page.

Start date

Usually late September


Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages.

To find out more please see LLM Programme

Further details



  Postgraduate Office
  Cardiff Law School
  CF10 3AX
  Wales, UK

  +44 (0)29 2087 6102 / 4588 / 5406

Route convenors:
  Jo Hunt

  Stijn Smismans



Ken wilson

"Over many years in private legal practice I saw how EU law impacted and shaped huge areas of our business and the lives of our clients. This gave me a desire to study and pursue the subject in greater depth. At the same time I was reluctant to overspecialise. I investigated a number of University LLM programmes but found few, if any, that rivalled the choice and flexibility of the modules offered by Cardiff. A visit to the School and discussions with Dr Jo Hunt the programme leader, the support staff and current postgraduate students confirmed that Cardiff was ideal for me. The course has been informative, enlightening, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. It is enriched by additional seminars, lectures and round-table discussions led by specialists from within the Law School, other departments of the University and beyond, helping to place the subjects studied in a larger inter-disciplinary and political socio-economic setting.

I embarked on the degree with an open mind. Ideally I would like to pursue further postgraduate studies. However, whatever future direction I follow I am sure that I will do so with enhanced skills, knowledge and insight gained on this programme."

Ken Wilson