Master of Laws

Executive LLM Online

An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. The Executive LLM is specifically designed for those working in professional legal practice who want to gain advanced legal knowledge and develop skills in areas of leadership and management; legal project management; coaching and mentoring; legal technology and transnational law. This programme is only available part-time over two years. 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law Degree

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time September)

Next start date

September 2021

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Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.

The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

The Executive LLM Online is aimed at talented commercial, in-house and regulatory lawyers as well as any other individuals working in a senior position within the legal sector. Studied part-time, online over two years, this course is designed to equip you with the skills, advanced legal knowledge and sectoral expertise to make you a more successful lawyer.

When you study the Executive LLM Online with us you will:

  • Broaden your career horizons with a valuable Master’s qualification in the specialist fields of your choosing
  • Learn professional skills to make you stand out to potential employers
  • Gain an up-to-date knowledge of law and practice in your chosen area and the impact of those developments on commercial and legal practice
  • Receive one-to-one tutor support and feedback on your work from a fully-qualified lawyer
  • Develop a portfolio demonstrating the law in practice

There are two compulsory modules at the start of this programme: Executive Legal Management and Executive Legal Practice. In these modules, students will focus on leadership and management within a law firm; legal project management; coaching and mentoring for lawyers; the use of legal technology and transnational law and globalisation. Students will also write up a case study on either the use of legal technology within law firms or how globalisation and/or transnational legal principles are shaping legal practice.

To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.

Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.

Course Structure

  • Executive Legal Management (focus on legal project management; leadership and management and coaching)
  • Executive Legal Practice (focus on legal technology in law firms; legal problems in a global context; case study)
Choose two from the elective modules below*:
  • Advanced Competition Law
  • Advanced Finance Law
  • Advanced International Dispute Resolution
  • Transnational Law and Global Business Ethics
  • International Arbitration
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
*All elective modules are subject to availability.

 

  • Dissertation (includes research methods training)

Course Start Dates

  • Executive i-LLM
    • Part-time: Online

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study is London.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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You can apply for this course directly to the University.

This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Couse (LPC). For more information on the choice of Master's to study alongisde our LPC, please visit the LPC page.

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February 2021: £8,750

September 2021: £9,200

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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