The programme offers a unique approach to European Union and transnational law, aiming to generate comprehensive understanding of European and Global integration alongside approaches to federalism and multilevel governance. For years to come, EU expertise will be in high demand with government departments while the UK finds a new relationship to the EU. Legal practice will require expertise in EU law, whether or not the UK remains affiliated to the EU, in particular in specialisations such as commercial law and competition law. Graduates will be very well placed to excel in careers with EU institutions and organisations providing advice to national and regional governments in European matters.
The programme is unique in offering a 'law in context' approach to European Union Law, Transnational Law by teaching substantive law alongside legal theory and political and sociological approaches to federalism and multilevel governance. A high level of academic engagement is complemented by the opportunity to obtain subject specific placements in a competitive process.
Students can specialise on general EU topics and graduate with an LLM in EU Law and Governance or specialise on environmental and sustainability issues and graduate with an LLM in Environmental Law and Governance. Depending on success, students can either deliver a 60 credit (20 ECTS) dissertation or a module consisting of an internship and a dissertation at the same time.