LLM

Legal Practice Programmes

A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. We have designed three options to specialise your study in Commercial Law, Conflict Resolution or Intellectual Property, particularly if you’re a non-law graduate looking to develop legal skills through theoretical Master’s study. Through detailed coursework assignments and dissertations, these courses provide an excellent opportunity for in-depth study in your chosen area of law.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law Degree

Full requirements

Locations

Hong Kong and London Moorgate

Next start date

March 2020

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You can apply directly with The University of Law to study this course.

 

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Course Details

LLM Legal Practice Programmes

English law plays an important role in various areas of business, for example commercial transactions or resolving disputes between businesses in the UK or overseas. We offer a range of Master of Laws (LLM) programmes, specifically designed for non-law graduates who wish to specialise in a particular area of the law:

  • LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)
  • LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)
  • LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

Each of these Master’s programmes has been developed with the aim of equipping you with the practical skills that will help you to gain employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLMs will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role. Your learning is fully supported by our customised online research methods module, which helps you to develop the legal research skills that can be of benefit to any career.

These programmes have been designed primarily for non-law graduates, however we understand that they may still appeal to those with an academic grounding in English law who are looking to enhance their skills or specialise in relevant areas. If this is the case, we recommend you apply for one of our online LLMs.

Course Structure

Terms 1 and 2

Research Methods (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)

English Legal System and Business Structures

English Law of Obligations

Commercial Law and Practice

 

Choose one:

Advanced Dispute Resolution Law and Practice

Intellectual Property Law Practice

Term 3

Professional Practice Dissertation

Terms 1 and 2

Research Methods (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)

English Legal System and Business Structures

English Law of Obligations

Advanced Dispute Resolution Law and Practice

 

Choose one:

Intellectual Property Law Practice

Commercial Law and Practice

Term 3

Professional Practice Dissertation

Terms 1 and 2

Research Methods (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)

English Legal System and Business Structures

English Law of Obligations

Intellectual Property Law Practice

 

Choose one:

Advanced Dispute Resolution Law and Practice

Commercial Law and Practice

Term 3

Professional Practice Dissertation

Course Start Dates

  • LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and London Moorgate
  • LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and London Moorgate
  • LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and London Moorgate
  • LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and London Moorgate
  • LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and London Moorgate
  • LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)
    • Full-time: Hong Kong and London Moorgate

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Study Online

You can also study an LLM online.

We offer two specialised online LLM courses designed for English law graduates, with a focus on conflict resolution (resolving business disputes) or intellectual property (involving copyright, patents and trademarks).

If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study options?

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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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The taught modules are each assessed by a written coursework assignment (up to 6,000 words).

The research methods module will be assessed by presentation of a detailed written dissertation proposal.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a dissertation (7,500 words), providing an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of legal practice related to your chosen field of study.

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As you can custom-build your LLM to focus on your interests and needs, it has its own structure, with different assessments to suit

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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UK campuses, per year: £8,750
Hong Kong campus: HKD $89,250

Studying a Master's Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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

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