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Part-time LLM

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The Part Time LLM Programme

The part time LLM is essentially aimed at legal practitioners working full time in the UK. You will attend the same modules and follow the same teaching timetable as full time students.

The part time programme is, however, spread over two academic years. In year one, you will normally complete 90 credits of taught modules. In year two, you will normally take 45 credits of taught modules and submit the compulsory 15,000-word dissertation (45 credits). This can of course be changed if necessary, as the dissertation can actually be done in either year. We would always advise part-time students to take 90 credits of taught modules in their first year if they are timetabled in a convenient slot.

Although not recommended, it is possible for part-time students, who are having difficulties in finding modules that fit in with their work timetable, to submit two dissertations – one per year. This would then enable you to take 45 credits of taught modules and complete a 45 credit dissertation per year. 


The LLM confirmed teaching timetable is not usually available until the LLM enrolment and induction period. As soon as a draft version is ready we will add it to the website so that you can see when your intended modules are likely to be taught. This is normally in early September each year.

You can view a sample timetable [PDF 24kb] as a rough guide. In general, modules that are time tabled as taught in the evening (either 4-6 or 6-8pm) tend to keep those timings. They usually include a range of modules in Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Tax Law and others. This is not guaranteed however and is subject to change - as is the availability of individual modules each year. We do try to update the website with unavailable modules as soon as we have notification from teaching academics.

As we appreciate that it can be difficult to plan ahead for part time study whilst working without detailed timetable information, please email Sue Sullivan on for advice. The time tabling process is a lengthy one and it is unlikely that any additional information on individual modules will be available until around June/July each year.

Examinations for each year’s modules will be done alongside the full time students. All other deadlines and dates apply equally to both full and part time students.

For further information, please see the LLM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, which contains useful contact details, entry requirements and deadlines etc.

Contact us

For general enquiries about the LLM programme contact Sue Sullivan, LLM Programme Coordinator on

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