Master of Laws

LLM Master of Laws (General) Online

An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest. With the Master of Law (General) Online you can enjoy maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. The course has been purposely designed to be an innovative, adaptable programme for law and non-law graduates to customise their studies to suit their preferred areas of interest.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Degree

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time September)

Next start date

October 2020

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An innovative programme with maximum flexibility in the choice of modules and a dissertation topic 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

LLM Master of Laws (General) Online

The Master of Laws (General) Online is designed for law and non-law graduates who desire flexibility in the choice of modules and dissertation topic while studying. The programme design means that you can choose modules based on the criteria most important to you. Whether you have a particular career goal in mind, or are studying for pure enjoyment, the Master of Laws (General) Online programme allows you maximum control over your degree.

This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time options are divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part-time options are divided over six terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of each course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.

When you study a Master’s online with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

You’ll have the chance to select four elective modules that interest you, as well as complete a dissertation that allows you to explore an area linked to one of your elective module subject areas through independent research. You’ll learn practical legal skills in analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills.

Our flexibly structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers, bringing their expertise and experience into the classroom to provide you with the real-world insight that can help prepare you for the practical application of the law.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.

Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Tier 4 visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.

Course Structure

Two week induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.

You will complete:

  • Research Methods Training

You may then choose four (two per term) from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:

  • Company Law in Practice
  • International Trade Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Advocacy and Bar Skills**
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation**
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution**

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*All elective modules are subject to availability

**Successful completion of these three modules results in an exemption from the University’s BPC Selection Event.

Dissertation in one of your Elective Module subject areas

Course Start Dates

  • Master of Law (General) (Master of Laws)
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    • Part-time: Online
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    • Full-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.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.

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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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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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£8,750 (UK/EEA/International students)

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

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