University of London, International Programmes

Laws, postgraduate (LLM, PG Dip and PG Cert)

A valuable qualification for both legal and non-legal professionals, the University of London International Programmes LLM, studied by distance learning, offers breadth and flexibility, enabling you to tailor your LLM degree to meet your personal and professional interests, without necessarily specialising in one area of law. The LLM from the University of London International Programmes has been developed by academics within Queen Mary and UCL Law departments, both of which have outstanding reputations.

Each course is divided into four modules and there is a separate exam for each module. For some modules, there are set sequences to guide you through the modules (given under the syllabuses). For others, you decide the order in which you study your chosen modules.

You take the following number of courses and modules:

  • Postgraduate Certificate – five modules from up to four courses.
  • Postgraduate Diploma – ten modules from up to four courses.
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – sixteen modules from four courses.

You can choose whether you would like to cover several areas of the law or specialise in a particular area. It is not essential to indicate your desired specialisation when you register with us and you may wish to change your planned specialisation later in your studies. If you choose to specialise, the name of your specialisation will appear in the final certificate of your award, for example ‘Master of Laws in the specialisation: Computer and Communications Law’ or ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Laws in the specialisation: Maritime Law’. If you would like to specialise in a particular field of law, you need to study a certain number of courses or modules within that specialisation, as follows:

  • Master of Laws (LLM) – three complete courses (12 modules) chosen from one specialisation.
  • Postgraduate Diploma – eight modules chosen from one specialisation.
  • Postgraduate Certificate – four modules chosen from one specialisation.

This LLM by distance learning offers one of the widest choices of modules on the global market, including: