In modern complex societies, the power of government and legal systems to regulate and facilitate human and business activity is considerable – and often deeply controversial.
The modules offered on this specialist LLM in Public Law programme enable students to pursue advanced study of many of the pressing legal and policy issues relating to how we are governed and how legal systems operate.
The strong comparative and international focus of most of the modules make the programme suitable for international, EU and UK students alike.
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On the application form you will be applying for entry to your chosen LLM programme. All individual module choices will be finalised after enrolment and induction. You will have a two-week induction and a full week of teaching before making your selection to enable you to make an informed final choice.
For an LLM in Public Law, students must select the equivalent of a minimum of two full modules from this list and do their compulsory dissertation in the field of Public Law. Two half modules are the equivalent of a full module. The additional required full module (or equivalent half modules) can be in this area OR can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available modules.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
- QLLM008 Challenging Public Power: Advanced Administrative Law
- QLLM023 Courts in Comparative Perspective
- QLLM029 EU Justice and Home Affairs (also available as two 22.5 credit modules QLLM100 and QLLM101)
- QLLM047 International and Comparative Social Justice
- QLLM067 Judicial Protection in the EU
- QLLM087 Taxation Principles and Concepts
- QLLM100 EU Immigration Law (22.5 credit module Semester 1)
- QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (22.5 credit module Semester 2)
- QLLM106 EU Constitutional Law I - Concepts, Values and Principles (22.5 credit module)
- QLLM107 EU Constitutional Law II - Governance (22.5 credit module)
- QLLM122 European Union Tax Law
- QLLM127 International Human Rights Law
- QLLM128 Telecommunications Law
- QLLM129 European Human Rights Law
- QLLM130 Terrorism and Human Rights
- QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (22.5 credit module Semester 1)
- QLLM170 Cultural Diversity and Law (22.5 credit module Semester 1)
- QLLM172 Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (22.5 credit module Semester 2)
- QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (22.5 credit module Semester 1)
- QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (22.5 credit module Semester 1)
- QLLM175 International Refugee and Migration Law
- QLLM176 International Refugee Law (22.5 credit module Semester 1)
- QLLM177 International Migration Law (22.5 credit module Semester 2)
Teachers contributing to this programme include:
Stella Tsakona, Greece
LLM in Public Law, 2010-11
"During my studies I have come to realise that the way that leads to a complete education includes constant intellectual procedure and everlasting struggle for excellence, requiring a lot of effort and demanding full commitment. After successfully completing my undergraduate studies at the Department of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and before joining Queen Mary, I worked at a law firm in Greece dealing mostly with labour and Insurance cases.
I was highly aware of the global reputation of Queen Mary. I was keen on Queen Mary's offering the most benefits in terms of both facilities and courses. Indeed my studies here have been one of the most constructive and fascinating experiences. I am doing the LLM in Public Law. I have combined the courses of the EU Justice and Home Affairs and Judicial Protection in EU which are placed within the ambit of pure European public law with the Privacy and Information Law and I had the opportunity to be taught by internationally leading academics, at the cutting edge of their fields, namely Professors Valsamis Mitsilegas, Takis Tridimas and Ian Walden respectively. Being certain that this experience will affect the rest of my life in the most positive way, I would definitely recommend Queen Mary's LLM for its excellent taught courses and seminars, the helpful feedback, the wonderful facilities and the multicultural environment. Equipped with valuable knowledge and having acquired a deep insight to the European know-how in the field of Public Law I am planning to implement all I have learnt in my country."