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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 2017-18

Enrolment and Induction
15 September -  29 September 2017
  • College enrolment will take place on 15 -17 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 18 September (provisional). If you do not book a slot 15-17 September, details of when you can enrol on 18 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 19 September until Friday 29 September.
  • A draft programme of events will be available on the induction section of the website later in the summer. A draft programme of induction events will be available on a special Induction section of the website later in the summer. The first week of induction includes our 4 residential trips to Cumberland Lodge – information on which will be emailed to all students later in the summer. (Trips allocated on first come first served basis) Look out for your email!
Semester One: 2 October to 15 December 2017 (11 weeks)
2 October 2017 Teaching begins. During this period you will be attending lectures and tutorials. After one week of teaching you will need to select the 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 2017 End of Semester One. The Christmas vacation runs from 16 December 2017 until 07 January 2018. 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 Semester One assessment essays - and to have a rest!
Semester Two: 8 January to 23 March 2018 (11 weeks)
8 January 2018 Start of Semester Two. You will be attending your Semester 2 modules and working with your allocated supervisor on your dissertation.
23 March 2018 End of Semester Two. The Easter vacation runs from 24 March until 22 April 2018. 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: 22 April to 9 June 2018 (or on completion of exams if later)
22 April 2018 Start of Semester Three - no regular teaching. Some revision classes and dissertation support seminars will be available. It is important that students remain on campus where possible 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 2018

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 – actual dates to be confirmed.

Late February 2018 Results of Semester One assessments are normally available.
1 May to 7 June 2018 (provisional dates) Examination period for modules assessed by formal examinations, typically a two or 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 2018 Provisional Marks for Exams and Semester Two course essays will be available.
Mid-June to early-August 2018 Dissertation writing up and completion period.
15 August 2018 (provisional date) You will need to submit your dissertation for marking.
Early August 2018 (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 2018 Results 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 2018 Graduation 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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