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University of London Master of Laws (LLM)

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.