The School of Law offers a suite of 21 LLM programmes of study, each leading to the award of a University of London LLM degree. Whichever specialism you decide to follow, you will be dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Taught by Queen Mary, University of London's expert teachers, you will leave with an advanced and thorough understanding of the key and current trends and issues in your chosen field.
Applications for September 2013 entry
Find out how to apply.
The LLM Programme will close for applications at 23.59 GMT on 1 June 2013. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered and will receive an email confirming this.
However, due to the introduction of new LLM Specialisms for 2013 in International Shipping Law and Energy and Natural Resources Law, both of these specialisms will remain open for applications until 1 August 2013. Please apply via the specialism link and select which specialism you are applying for on the form itself. Candidates should also include a short personal statement to confirm which of the two specialisms they are applying for. Students who apply for these two specialisms under this extended opening period will have a condition applied to their offer, restricting their choice of modules to their selected specialist area.
Please note, we do not have a January start for the main LLM programme.
About the Master of Laws programme
We offer one year full-time LLM and two year part-time LLM programmes:
- LLM full-time - Programme Code M2Q1
- LLM part-time - Programme Code M2Q2
For many of our students, LLM study is a stepping stone to developing academic and professional expertise in a particular field of law. For others, it is an opportunity to gain postgraduate knowledge and skills across a broad range of subjects. The programmes of study provide a flexible mix of classroom based teaching (assessed by formal examinations or coursework) in three taught modules, followed by more self-directed work on a 15,000 word dissertation.
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 types of legal system to enrich discussion and debate in class.
One of the distinctive features of the LLM at Queen Mary is the exceptionally wide range of 90 LLM module options. These are advanced programmes of study, so you will be expected to direct your own work and develop high level legal and transferable skills.
Try out the LLM modules before you decide
From 2013 we will be offering a vital two-week induction period when we will offer a comprehensive programme of events. This will include sessions such as: LLM overview, module selection/specialism, dissertation/research skills and library inductions. In the second induction week, students will also have the opportunity to attend group sessions in different legal areas (specialisms) to ask questions of academics and to receive more detailed information on modules, including the full teaching syllabus. Other sessions, intended to complement your degree, will also be offered during this induction period, so that you can start your degree with the knowledge and supporting framework that you need.
This then allows students to get the maximum benefit from the one week "try out period" at the start of the teaching term, when students can attend the LLM modules of their interest, before deciding which modules they wish to formally take as part of their LLM degree. Students then also decide if they wish to do a General or a specialist LLM.
A full and detailed induction programme will be added to this website in August / September 2013.
Further details on the academic year can be read on the LLM Year Planner - this is currently in production and should be updated soon for 2013/14.
For general enquiries about the LLM programme contact Sue Sullivan, LLM Programme Coordinator on LLMadmin@qmul.ac.uk