Master of Laws (LLM)

September. 2021

Start Date

2 PY

Course Duration



Basic Information

Start Date

September. 2021

Course Duration

2 postgrad years

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 6.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Description

Learn from the experts

Your programme is led, taught and assessed by senior professors from Queen Mary University of London and UCL, both of which are ranked in the top 10 Law departments in the UK (2019 QS World University Rankings).

Become a critical thinker

The quality and intellectual rigour of our programmes will help you gain transferable skills that come from the study of law, such as creating reasoned arguments and problem solving.

Join the World Class

When you graduate, you become part of our global network of influential alumni which includes distinguished barristers, solicitors, leaders in industry and Nobel Prize winners.


Postgraduate Laws (LLM) (in the following two specialisations and associated modules)

  1. International Business Law specialisation
  • Corporate Finance and Management Issues in Company Law
  • International and Comparative Competition Law
  • International Merger Control
  • Securities Law

2. International Dispute Law specialisation

  • Applicable Laws and Procedures in International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Investment Law
  • Private International Law in International Commercial Litigation
  • Regulation and Infrastructure of International Commercial Arbitration



Once you have passed the five modules for the Postgraduate Certificate, you will automatically be eligible for progression to the Postgraduate Diploma. Similarly, once you have passed the 10 modules for the Postgraduate Diploma, you will automatically be eligible for progression to the LLM.

Entry requirements: LLM

For direct entry to the LLM, you will usually have one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with second-class honours from the University of London.
  • A second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent), where at least half the units are in law-related subjects.
  • Have the equivalent of a bachelor degree, 2:2 hons in Law
  • Have been called to the Bar.
  • A pass in the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) of England and Wales, or the Qualifying Exam of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority of England (or corresponding exams in Scotland or Northern Ireland), plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • The Common Professional Examination or a Graduate Diploma in Law, plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • You are qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales, or the equivalent elsewhere.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you’ll be required to show evidence that you have undertaken substantial education or work experience in English. We accept a range of evidence including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you meet the standard, we may consider your case.