Tailor your LLM degree to meet your professional interests with a free choice of modules from our full range of LLM modules.
Our new LLM in Law by online distance learning offers an exciting and flexible range of modules. It provides an ideal learning environment for you to develop the skills and knowledge upon which further study or a relevant career can be built.
The programme offers breadth and flexibility, enabling you to choose modules that best reflect your personal and professional interests, without necessarily specialising in one area of law.
Students on the LLM in Law will have a free choice of six modules from the full range of 25 LLM modules available. It is therefore one of the richest in terms of quality and module options available on the global market.
The programme enables you to study a wide range of subject areas within the discipline and aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the law within international, European and domestic settings.
The programme spans foundational issues in areas of law including:
Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.
We are pleased to announce that we have added six new modules to our already wide range of Masters modules for 2012/13.
The LLM in Law requires that you complete a total of 6 modules (120 credit points) and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study. Please note the available choice of modules in any given year may change.
There are no core modules therefore you can choose six modules from the entire range of modules that we offer.
Please note that the available choice of modules in any given year may change.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
To join one of our LLM programmes in law by online distance learning, you will generally need to have completed an undergraduate degree programme to a very high standard.
Your first degree does not have to be in the subject of Law, but it must be from a recognised higher education institution.
Other qualifications and professional experience will also be considered as part of your application.
If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your competence in written and spoken English.
If your first degree is in a legal subject you will need an 'excellent' award (equivalent to first class honours in the UK) or 'very good' award (equivalent to an upper second class honours in the UK).
If your first degree is in a subject other than law you will need an 'excellent' award (equivalent to first class honours in the UK) or 'very good' award (equivalent to an upper second class honours in the UK) in an area appropriate to the LLM programme you are interested in. These may include:
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If your first degree is from a country other than the UK you must have at least one degree or other recognised qualification which has been completed over a minimum of three years to an "excellent" or "very good" standard.
Please contact us if you have any questions about whether your degree meets our entry requirements.
You are eligible to apply for our LLM programmes if you have a postgraduate qualification, such as an MA, an MSc, an MBA or a PhD.
Professional experience in appropriate areas is also considered as part of an application, although candidates, including qualified lawyers, will in almost every instance be expected to have reached the required academic levels.
If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentary evidence of competence in both written and spoken English.
A number of tests are available and accepted by the University as evidence of competence in English. One of these is the IELTS English Language Test. At present, entry onto our postgraduate programmes in Law requires a minimum IELTS aggregate score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 scored in each section.
Tests must have been successfully completed no earlier than two years before the start date of the programme for which candidates are seeking admission.
No work experience is required.
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