The School of Law at Queen Mary has a long tradition of welcoming overseas students who wish to incorporate legal academic study at Queen Mary into their home institutions’ academic programmes, normally for one semester, from September to December. Students have the opportunity to attend a selection of law classes from our prestigious LLM programme and receive credits towards their home degree.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
Since welcoming the first students onto the programme from the University of Texas in 1985, over the years we have welcomed students from Harvard University, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, University of Pennsylvania, University of California and the College of William and Mary, University of Florida from the USA and University of Sao Paulo and PUC-Minas University, Brazil, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Semester in London programme will:
- Give you an opportunity to study in London for one semester
- Allow you to choose from a selection of LLM modules and study alongside the LLM students
- Give you access to all the resources available to Queen Mary postgraduate law students.
Why study your Semester in London at Queen Mary?
The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally. The Postgraduate Law Centre is based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, the legal district of London, close to law firms, chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice.
You will benefit from the practical expertise and insights of our leading academics, many of whom act as advisers to governments, industry, regulatory authorities and NGOs, both nationally and internationally across almost all areas of law. You will be able to attend many of the numerous conferences and seminars organised by law academics across the School of Law during your semester which attract high-profile guest speakers including judges, senior partners, industry experts and regulatory authorities.
You will have access to facilities and equipment, including the Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields, which comprises workstations, wireless internet access, projectors and a common room.
As well as housing the Law Library and a European Documentation Centre, the Queen Mary Library at Mile End provides access to all the main British, European and international textbooks, law reports and periodicals. Through the University of London College network, students have access to an unrivalled range of electronic law journals and databases.
In addition, Queen Mary provides free access to extensive online databases and collections including: Lexis, Nexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, Hein-Online, Business Source Complete, Index to Legal Periodicals, International Court of Justice Reports, Kluwer Arbitration, Oxford Scholarship Online (Law), Reports of Patent, Design and Trademark Cases, UK Statute law database and United Nations Treaty Collection.
In addition to the Queen Mary Library and the British Library, postgraduate students are able to access the well-stocked law library at the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). The Institute, located at Russell Square, a few minutes’ walk from Lincoln’s Inn Fields, is one of the major law libraries worldwide. You will also have access to the University of London Library at Senate House.
You will study with us in London for one semester (September to December).
You will take five law modules, which are assessed by essays submitted before the end of term in December. Results are issued end of January or the beginning of February.
* Module to be withdrawn and replaced with an alternative for the academic year 2017-18
- QLLM138A General Principles of Insurance Law
- QLLM179A International and Comparative Petroleum Law and Contracts
- QLLM328A Digital Intellectual Property Law
- QLLM331A International Copyright: International Treaties and Cross-Border Litigation
- QLLM332A Comparative Law of Patents and Trade Secrets
- QLLM334A Licensing Intellectual Property
- QLLM338A International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition
- QLLM340A Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles
- QLLM342A Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law
- QLLM353A EU Data Protection Law
- QLLM360A Banking Law: International
- QLLM362A International Finance Law
- QLLM364A Law and Finance in Emerging Economies
- QLLM366A Regulation of Financial Markets
- QLLM370A WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination
- QLLM372A Corporate Finance Law
- QLLM377A EU Financial and Monetary Law
- QLLM385A Alternative Dispute Resolution: Theory and Context
- QLLM392A International Commercial Arbitration
- QLLM395A International Commercial Litigation
- QLLM397A Investment Treaty Arbitration
- QLLM408A Telecommunications Policy Law and Practice
- QLLM410A Media Law
- QLLM412A E-Commerce Transactions
- QLLM417A IP Creative Industries 1
- QLLM419A International Commercial Law
- QLLM424A International Tax Law
- QLLM429A US International Taxation
- QLLM438A Company Law 1
- QLLM440A Corporate Governance 1
- QLLM453A Principles of Medical Jurisprudence
- QLLM459A Advanced Medical Negligence 1
- QLLM473A Use of Force in International Law
- QLLM474A Conduct of Hostilities in International Law
- QLLM478A International Human Rights Law 1
You must be in your final or penultimate year of a first level/bachelors law degree or JD degree or degree with law as a major element. We are looking for academically strong performing students whom have achieved good academic grades equivalent to the 2.1 (upper second) UK honours degree in law. We will assess each application on an individual basis.
Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details of the English language entry requirements for postgraduate law programmes.
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information you require, please contact the Admissions Office.
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Learning and teaching
Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations and group exercise as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You will have the support of the Programme Director and the LLM module convenors.
You must write a 4,000-word essay for each module at the end of the semester.
Tuition fees for Home and EU students
Full time £6,150
Tuition fees for International students
Full time £6,150
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Read more about funding a masters
Alternative sources of funding
Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.
Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country.
Detailed information about postgraduate funding options is available in our Postgraduate Funding Guide (pdf).
Read more about funding a masters.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary
We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:
- Postgraduate Funding (pdf)
- Planning your budget and cutting costs (pdf)
- Part-time and vacation work (pdf)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717