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 2014-15
|Enrolment and Induction|
|15-26 September 2014||Induction events will be held over a two-week period from Monday 15 September until Friday 26 September. View the draft programme of induction events. College enrolment will be EITHER weekend 13/14 September OR Monday 15 September. Students will be asked to request a slot later in the year. A draft programme of 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)|
|Semester One: 29 September to 12 December 2014 (11 weeks)|
|29 September 2014||Teaching begins. During this period you will be attending lectures and tutorials. After one week of teaching you will need to select your 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.|
|12 December 2014||End of semester one. The Christmas vacation runs from 12 December 2014 until 12 January 2015. 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 semester - and to have a rest.|
|Semester Two: 12 January to 27 March 2015 (11 weeks)|
|12 January 2015||Start of semester two. You will continue to attend lectures and tutorials for your 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.|
|27 March 2015||End of semester two. The Easter vacation runs from 27 March until 27 April 2015. Between the end of Semester two 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.|
|Semester Three: 27 April to 5 June 2015 (or on completion of exams if later)|
|27 April 2015||Start of semester 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.|
|16 Jan and 16 April 2015|
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 Jan or April (or sometimes both). See module overview for more information.
|27 April to 05 June 2015 (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, 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 writing up and completion period.|
|Mid-August||You will need to submit your dissertation for marking.|
|Mid-October||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.