A valuable qualification for both legal and non-legal professionals, the University of London LLM ,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:
StructureYou take the following number of courses and modules:
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws5 modules from up to four courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Laws10 modules from upto four courses
Master of Laws (LLM)16 modules to complete four courses
For direct entry to the LLM, you will usually have one of the following:
- A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with second-class honours from the University of London.
- A second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent), where at least half the units are in law-related subjects.
- A pass in the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) of England and Wales, or the Qualifying Exam of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority of England (or corresponding exams in Scotland or Northern Ireland), plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
- The Common Professional Examination or a Graduate Diploma in Law, plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
- You are qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales, or the equivalent elsewhere.
Even if you do not have the requirements, you can still enter at PGCert or PGDip level and progress through the awards to gain the LLM.For entry to the Postgraduate Diploma, you will usually have one of the following:
- A second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent) from the University of London or an acceptable institution.
- A master’s degree. For entry to the Postgraduate Certificate, you will usually have one of the following:
- A bachelor degree from the University of London or an acceptable institution.
- At least five years’ relevant work experience, such as accounting, banking, finance or insurance.