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.
The induction in the first week helps you get acquainted with not only the various modules taught, but also the professors teaching them. The induction programme and the personal interaction with the professors helped students tremendously in making the best choices they could for themselves.
Priyancka Dastur, India (LLM 2009-10)
LLM Academic Calendar for 2013-14
|Enrolment and Induction - Draft Programme of Events|
|16 September 2013||Induction events will be held over a TWO week period from Monday 16 September until Friday 27 September.|
LLM Check in. Mile End campus from 13.30hrs (Great Hall). You will receive your LLM Handbook and the Module Descriptions/Assessment book and receive a detailed induction programme at a meet-and greet session. Tea/coffee, canapés/pastries will be available while you check in with your LLM team! This will be followed by the first of your induction events – An information and welcome session from College to include important student welfare matters (compulsory).
|Tuesday 17 September 2013||College formal Enrolment will be on Tuesday 17 September – in the Octagon (Mile End Campus) Students will be contacted by College with individual time slots late summer.|
|Wednesday 18 September 2013||LLM/PG Diploma Session – choosing your modules and specialisations.* (For students not attending Cumberland Lodge – see below). Held at the Peacock Theatre, near Holborn. Lunch included.|
Over the rest of this two week period, further sessions regarding dissertation selection, support and research skills will be offered, most held at the PG School of Law offices in Lincoln's Inn Fields (near Holborn). You will also have the opportunity to attend group sessions in different legal areas / specialisms, to ask questions of teaching academics and to receive more detailed syllabus information on modules of interest. Library induction sessions will also be offered during this week and normally repeated in week two.
Other sessions, intended to compliment your degree, will also be offered during this two week induction period, in order that you may start your degree with the knowledge and supporting framework that you need. A full programme of events will be given to students at the LLM Check in (as above) and uploaded to the Induction section for new students on this website nearer the time. The information gathered during this period will allow students to maximise the one-week "trying out period" at the start of term, which allows students to attend any LLM module classes of interest, before deciding which modules they wish to formally take as part of their LLM degree and if they wish to do a General or a specialist LLM.
|Cumberland Lodge residential induction trips|
During week one of induction, we will take a number of LLM students to a residential induction at Cumberland Lodge, a seventeenth century house held in the historic and beautiful setting of Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. Organised and paid for by the School of Law, students can meet lecturers in an informal atmosphere, as well as getting to know other students and the administrative support staff who play a vital role during your studies at the Postgraduate School of Law. We will also cover the Induction session on Module Selection and Specialisation during these visits*. There will be four trips, each staying one night (Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday. Note: As spaces are limited at the Lodge and this trip is extremely popular, we advise early acceptance of the emailed invitation in the Summer! Certain students may receive priority places but all students are invited to request a place. Successful candidates will be advised by email and sent joining instructions before arrival at College.
|Term One: 30 September to 13 December 2013|
|30 September 2013||Teaching begins. The first term comprises 11 weeks of teaching. During this period you will be attending lectures and tutorials. After one week of teaching you will need to indicate your final choice of the three taught module elements of your LLM as well as select your dissertation and specialisation area. At this stage you can opt for a General or Specialised LLM which will depend on your choice of modules and dissertation area. The LLM Administration team will assist you with this process. Before the end of this term, in December, you will have to submit a provisional title and outline of your required dissertation.|
|13 December 2013||End of term one. The Christmas vacation runs from 13 December 2013 until 13 January 2014. This will be a four-week break from teaching. You will want to use this time to consolidate and develop the work you have done in your first term - and to have a rest.|
|Term Two: 13 January to 28 March 2014|
|13 January 2014||Start of term two. You will continue to attend lectures and tutorials for your three taught-modules. By now, you should be gaining a deep knowledge of your chosen subjects and developing your own insights into the complex problems you are studying.|
|28 March 2014||End of term two. The Easter vacation runs from 28 March until 28 April 2013. Between the end of Term 2 and the start of the examination period, there will be a four-week break. This will be a vital time for you to revise and develop your thoughts ahead of the examinations.|
|Term Three: 28 April to 6 June 2014 (or on completion of exams if later)|
|28 April 2014||Start of term 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.|
28 April to 06 June 2014 (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 (such as course essays), which will be made clear during the module selection process and is also noted on the module descriptions on this website.
|Mid-June to mid-August||Dissertation preparation period.|
|Mid-August||You will need to submit your dissertation for marking.|
|Mid-November||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||Graduation ceremonies. Many LLM students return to Queen Mary, University of London for a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievement with family and friends.|
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.