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Master of Laws (LLM)
University of London

The main educational aims of the Master of Laws (LLM) programme are to offer a challenging and flexible scheme of study which advances students’ engagement with a range of legal themes. It is intended that students will be encouraged to develop a range of transferable and subject specific expertiseusing their initiative and thinking out problems themselves. Students studying for the LLM will have more practice and experience of studying at the higher level and will develop a greater sophistication of thinking as they work through the courses and modules.

The programmes aim to:

  • offer students advanced understanding of the specific field of law under study, their inter-relation to other legal fields, and their placement in society and context;
  • provide students with knowledge and understanding of the contexts in which laws operate, for example, the political, social, cultural and business contexts;
  • provide students with the skills needed to understand complex and advanced issues in law;
  • allow students to develop an advanced intellectual engagement with some of the most difficult legal problems;
  • further develop legal skills such as analysis, critical evaluation, logical thinking and argument;
  • assist students in developing the tools needed to undertake individual legal research;
  • facilitate self-development into professionally organised and interactive individuals by practising skills of selection, assimilation and communication;
  • promote intellectual curiosity.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
One of the following:

Candidates are welcome to apply without a first degree. You may begin with the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma and progress to the LLM, with up to five years to complete the programme. You will graduate with a qualification that will provide you with many of the key attributes valued by law firms.

For entry to the Postgraduate Diploma, you will usually have one of the following:

  • A second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent) from the University of London or an acceptable institution.
  • A master’s degree.

For entry to the Postgraduate Certificate, you will usually have one of the following:

  • A bachelor degree from the University of London or an acceptable institution.
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience, such as accounting, banking, finance or insurance.

The UOL accepts a range of qualifications from around the world. Please check the UOL website using the following link for a full list for details. https://london.ac.uk/applications/how-apply/am-i-qualified/worldwide-qualifications

Even if you do not meet the requirements, the UOL may admit you to the Postgraduate Certificate if it is believed that your background or experience is sufficient to study the programme.

For direct entry to the LLM, you will usually have ONE of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with at least Second Class Honours from the University of London.
  • A Second Class bachelor degree (or equivalent), where at least half the units are in law-related subjects.
  • UOL Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • A pass in the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) of England and Wales, or the Qualifying Exam of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority of England (or corresponding exams in Scotland or Northern Ireland), plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • The Common Professional Examination or a Graduate Diploma in Law, plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • The Common Professional Examination or an equivalent Diploma in law where in either case the applicant has also obtained a Second Class Honours degree of a UK university (or an educational institution of university rant) or a overseas qualification of an equivalent standard obtained after a course of study extending over no less than three (3) years in a university (or an educational institution of university rank.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Law from a College or Institute of the University of London (UOL).
  • You are qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales, or the equivalent elsewhere.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

You can apply for admission to the UOL LLM at any time. However, you should apply before September 30 if you wish to enrol by November 10, 2018 and take the first examination(s) in May 2019.

You should apply before February 28, 2019 if you wish to enrol by April 15, 2019 and take the first examination(s) in October 2019.

Please note that if your application form and/or documentary evidence is received after the suggested application deadlines, the UOL may not be able to consider your application in time for to meet the enrolment deadline. You might have to postpone your first examination until the next sitting.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Complete and submit the online application form
    Please see the link to the UOL LLM programme application form below: https://www.evision.eisa.london.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=PLM-PLAWS-LN&code2=0002
  2. Submit your documentary evidence (scanned copies are acceptable)
  3. Await our response
  4. If your application is successful, the Admission Office will send you:
    • An offer of registration
    • A fee slip for the registration and programme fees
    • A registration form
    • A copy of the Programme Regulations
  5. Register online and pay course fees

The following six (6) UOL Master of Laws LLM specialisations are offered by UCC:
*Specialisations are offered based on subscription

COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE LAW 
BANKING & FINANCE LAW  
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
MARITIME LAW
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW


To complete the qualifications for the Master of Laws (LLM), students must take 16 modules from four courses.
Each course is divided into four modules (each assessed separately). A student who wishes to be examined must follow the sequence of assessment (where applicable) given under the individual syllabus outlines. 
The sequence of study through each course has been developed by the academic team, in consultation with the Programme Director, to ensure that, where necessary, study builds upon fundamentals.


SPECIALISATIONS

Modules (select four only)

  • International Economic Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Applicable Laws & Procedures in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Regulation & Infrastructure of International Commercial Arbitration
  • Corporate Finance & Management Issues in Company Law
  • Commercial Banking Law: Bank Customer Relationship

Modules

  • International Economic Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Corporate Finance & Management Issues in Company Law
  • Commercial Banking Law: Bank Customer Relationship

Modules (select four only)

  • International Economic Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Criminal Law
  • United Nations Protection of Human Rights
  • International Rights of the Child
  • Human Rights of Women

Modules (select four only)

  • International Economic Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Applicable Laws & Procedures in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Regulation & Infrastructure of International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Criminal Law
  • United Nations Protection of Human Rights
  • International Rights of the Child

Modules (select four only)

  • International Trade Law
  • Applicable Laws & Procedures in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Regulation & Infrastructure of International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Law of the Sea

Modules (select four only)

  • International Criminal Law
  • United Nations Protection of Human Rights
  • International Rights of the Child
  • Human Rights of Women

Additional details of the UOL LLM programme can be found on the UOL website using the link below:

https://london.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-laws-llm

 

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