Whether you are a law graduate or qualified lawyer, a Master of Laws (LLM) is an excellent way to develop in-depth knowledge and specialist skills you need to make you stand out in a competitive job market.
In response to the changing legal landscape, we have designed two online Master of Laws programmes:
Each programme will deliver a Masters-level insight into the different aspects of your chosen specialist area, combining online modules, research methods and related commercial topics. By studying one of our LLMs, you will be able to demonstrate your expert specialist knowledge to potential employers through your own dissertation on a specific area of current legal practice.
If you are a continuing student on this earlier programme, please go to “All LLM students” on ELITE to find the booking form, and contact the i-LLM management team if you have any queries.
Please note that if you have started this earlier programme, due to differences in credits and the validation of the awards, you will not be able to book any of the modules from the new LLMs. However, all of the law subject areas covered by the modules in the new LLMs are also covered on your earlier version of the programme.
Study one of our LLMs and you will gain experience in:
The course will prepare you to advise on a range of scenarios in your chosen field of study:
Whether you’re a recent graduate or already work in the conflict resolution or intellectual property sector, this course will assist law graduates in gaining employment in a legal or commercial capacity in your chosen field. If you’re already working within the sector, it can also help you progress into a more senior role.
You can study either of our LLMs over a period of up to five years: no attendance is required at our centres.
To be eligible to take up your place on our LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:
UK entry requirements
Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications:
The course will deliver a Masters-level insight into different aspects of the conflict resolution process, combining taught modules on dispute resolution, research methods and related commercial topics with a dissertation on an aspect of conflict resolution of the student's own choice.
The course will deliver a Masters-level insight into different aspects of intellectual property law, combining taught modules on intellectual property, research methods, and related commercial topics with a dissertation on an aspect of intellectual property law and practice of the student's own choice.
Our LLM programmes are assessed by:
A choice of two optional modules from:
In addition you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of your own choice within the field of international commercial conflict resolution.
Choose two of the following optional modules:
In addition students will complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of their own choice within the field of international intellectual property practice.
For each of the modules, there will be a Module Assignment requiring completion of a series of drafting tasks, and also the completion and submission of a Portfolio Report in the subject area. The Research Methods module will be assessed by submission of a detailed written dissertation proposal. The dissertation is assessed by submission of the dissertation itself.
iLLM Programme Demands document (PDF)
Please note that you cannot study more than 60 credits at any one time.
As an online student you will have access to programme
content and learning activities at any time and from any location via the
following resources and more:
At The University of Law, we are committed to delivering
comprehensive online support services, providing you with advice and assistance
as you progress through the programme.
A dedicated programme tutor will guide you through each
online module, and will closely supervise your academic development and
achievement of learning outcomes
throughout the duration of your studies.
You will also have the opportunity to discuss new concepts
and ideas with your fellow students via online forums, a facility which opens
up a truly global professional network.
Applications are open for our next intake in January 2018. This course is available online only.
No attendance at our centres is required.
For future start dates, please check back later.
The total course fees for each of our LLMs are £8,500.
If you wish to pay separately for each module, the fees are £2,500 for the dissertation and £1,500 for each of the other modules. You must complete all module study, and pass the Research Methods module, before commencing the dissertation.
Please note that you may be eligible for a postgraduate student loan if you complete your studies over a two year period. We also have a number of scholarships and bursaries open to our LLM students.
Applications for our LLM programmes are now open.
Thank you for registering your interest in our Master of Laws (LLM) programmes. We will keep you up to date with the development of our future programmes.
In the meantime, why not find out more about studying at The University of Law or book a visit to one of our eight centres?
If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216000 (international)