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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:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with at least Second Class Honours
  • A Second Class bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), where at least half the units are in law-related subjects
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • Qualifications as a solicitor or barrister or the equivalent

​UCC offers part-time face-to-face weekend tutorial sessions for the UOL LLM through its College of Graduate Studies.
Class Times are on Sundays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tutorial hours for each module total twenty (20) hours and each module runs for five (5) weeks.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • Apply before July 31 if you wish to enrol by October 15 of that year and take the first examination(s) in May of the following year.
  • Apply before January 31 if you wish to enrol by March 15 and take the first examination(s) in October of the same year.

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

 

Available in: 
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