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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 2015-16

Enrolment and Induction
19 September - 2 October 2015
  • College enrolment will be either the weekend 19-20 September or Tuesday 22 September. You will be asked to request a slot later in the year.
  • Induction events will be held over a two-week period from Tuesday 22 September until Friday 2 October. A draft programme of events will be available by August 2015.
  • 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: 5 October to 18 December 2015 (11 weeks)
5 October 2015Teaching 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.
18 December 2015End of semester one. The Christmas vacation runs from 18 December 2015 until 11 January 2016. 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 to have a rest.
Semester Two: 11 January to 25 March 2016 (11 weeks)
11 January 2016Start 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.
25 March 2016End of semester two. The Easter vacation runs from 25 March until 25 April 2016. 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: 25 April to 10 June 2016 (or on completion of exams if later)
25 April 2016Start 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.
14 Jan and 14 April 2016

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.

3 May to 10 June 2016 (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-June to early-August 2016Dissertation writing up and completion period.
3 August 2016You will need to submit your dissertation for marking.
Mid-OctoberResults 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.
DecemberGraduation 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

The Queen Mary Careers Service provides help and advice on furthering your career, both while you are a student and after you have graduated.

We encourage graduates to join the Queen Mary Alumni Association, which is a great way for you to keep in contact with both your peers and tutors and to keep up to date with latest news from Queen Mary.

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