Law postgraduate courses

Our postgraduate courses allow you to study Law at a deeper level through diverse forms of learning. 

Whether you already hold a law degree or are looking to convert to this exciting and rewarding profession, our masters degrees offers you the flexibility to fulfil your ambitions.

Our teaching staff offer you a combination of the latest industry knowledge and academic expertise, so you can be sure that you'll be learning the latest theory and practice. 


100%Overall satisfaction on LLM course**(PTES, 2018)
Top 30UK university**The Guardian University Guide 2019

The team at Derby Law School unlocked great potential in me. I was able to achieve so much more than I thought I was capable of doing. Their willingness and dedication to help you to succeed is remarkable, and I am extremely thankful.

Grace Mbuga
LLM Graduate

Based at the distinctive One Friar Gate Square building in the city centre, we have a self-contained site, which houses its own cafe, learning spaces and specialist facilities including a replica Crown Court, interview rooms and student legal advice centre, making it the perfect environment for innovative and engaging learning. 

Derby Law School also plays a large part in The Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre based on site. Within the centre, there is a legal and justice research cluster, which conducts research on a wide range of interests; published work includes white collar crime, human rights law, medical law and criminal law.  We also publish our own Derby Law Journal in which students have the opportunity to get their work professionally published if it is of exceptional quality. Many of our postgraduate academics are active within the research centre meaning that you’ll benefit from the research-informed teaching that is up to date with the latest developments and thinking in your subject area.

A short video showing the facilities available at our One Friar Gate Square site

By studying a postgraduate Law course the University of Derby, you will be able to upskill, specialise or develop new skills that will help you to progress in the legal sector. 

What opportunities can a postgraduate Law course offer you? 

Law student Nta Nta

Improving my prospects

Lawyer Nta Nta from Nigeria knew a postgraduate degree would increase his knowledge in his chosen specialism and improve his career prospects. He is now studying for our Master of Laws (LLM) at Derby.

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Postgraduate Open Events

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