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LLM Year Planner

The LLM programmes can be taken either full-time (over a year) or part-time (over two years). The LLM academic year runs from September to September.

LLM Academic Calendar for 2016-17

Enrolment and Induction
16 September - 30 September 2016
  • College enrolment will take place on 16-18 September (appointments can be booked through the pre-enrolment task which will be sent to you in late August) or with the LLM group on Monday 19 September. If you do not book a slot 16-18 September, details of when you can enrol on 19 September will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the programme.
  • Induction events will be held over a two-week period from Tuesday 20 September until Friday 30 September. A draft programme of events will be available on the induction section of the website later in the summer.
  • The first week of induction includes our four residential trips to Cumberland Lodge – we will email you full information later in the summer (trips are allocated on first come first served basis).
Semester One: 3 October to 16 December 2016 (11 weeks)
3 October 2016Teaching begins. During this period you will be attending lectures and tutorials. After one week of teaching you will need to select your taught module elements for your programme of study. The induction programme is designed to assist you with this process. In December, you will have to submit a provisional title and outline of your required dissertation, in the area of your LLM programme.
16 December 2016End of semester one. The Christmas vacation runs from 16 December 2016 until 9 January 2017. This will be a three-week break from teaching. You will want to use this time to consolidate and develop the work you have done in your first semester and finalise Sem 1 assessment essays - and to have a rest.
Semester Two: 9 January to 24 March 2017 (11 weeks)
9 January 2017Start of semester two. You will continue to attend lectures and tutorials for your 45 credit taught-modules. Teaching on Semester two 22.5 credit modules begins.
24 March 2017End of semester two. The Easter vacation runs from 24 March until 24 April 2017. Between the end of Semester two and the start of the examination period, there will be a four/five week break. This will be a vital time for you to revise and develop your thoughts ahead of the examinations.
Semester Three: 24 April to 9 June 2017 (or on completion of exams if later)
24 April 2017Start of semester three - no regular teaching. Some revision classes and dissertation support seminars will be available followed by exams in May and June. It is important that students remain on campus during this period to continue with their research for the compulsory dissertation and to take advantage of any additional support provided.
Mid Jan and mid April 2017

Assessment and Examination period

Students who have opted for modules that include a course essay assessment component will have to submit their work either in January or April (or sometimes both). See module overview for more information.

Late February 2017Results of Semester one assessments are normally available.
2 May to 9 June 2017 (provisional dates) The majority of the taught modules are assessed by formal examinations, typically a three-hour unseen paper. Some modules may use different assessment methods, which will be made clear during the module selection process and is also noted on the module descriptions on this website.
Mid July 2017Provisional Marks for Exams and Course essays will be available (only the Dissertation to follow!)
Mid-June to early-August 2017Dissertation writing up and completion period.
16 August 2017 (provisional date)You will need to submit your dissertation for marking.
Early August 2017 (dates to be confirmed)This is the Summer resit period for students who need to retake an exam or resubmit a failed course essay. Usually over a two week period in early August.
Late October 2017Results time! You will be notified of your results via your individual MYSIS (online student information system) very soon after the meeting of the LLM Board of Examiners in October.
December 2017Graduation ceremonies. Many LLM students return to Queen Mary University of London for a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievement with family and friends.
LLM residential induction
LLM Cumberland Lodge induction


Throughout your Studies and Beyond

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