Master of Laws (LLM)

October. 2022

Start Date

2 PY

Course Duration



Basic Information

Start Date

October. 2022

Course Duration

2 postgrad years

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 6.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Description

Academic Direction

These degrees and certifications are led 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).

Degrees Offered

Master of Laws (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)?

  • All students are eligible for a PGCert award upon completion of five modules.
  • Upon completion of a total of ten modules (five towards a PGCert plus an additional five), you are eligible for a PGDip award.
  • Upon completion of a total of sixteen modules (five towards a PGCert plus five towards a PGDip plus an additional six) you are eligible for an LLM award.

Areas of Specialization

  • LLM in International Dispute Resolution: the programme provides an ideal opportunity to acquire or develop expertise in specialized legal areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. This  LLM is an excellent way to advance a career in the settlement of disputes by providing courses such as applicable laws and procedures in international commercial arbitration; international investment law; private international law in international commercial litigation; and regulation and infrastructure of international commercial arbitration.
  • LLM in International Business Law: the programme covers corporate finance and management issues in company law; international and comparative competition law; international merger control; and securities law. This area is an increasingly important due to the emergence of new markets, trans-border merger and acquisition activities, and the convergence of trade, finance, and global corporate governance.

You can also obtain a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in the following areas of specialization:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Banking Law
  • Public International Law
  • Telecommunication Law
  • Competition Law

Modules and Specifications

To complete the qualifications, you must take the following number of courses and modules within five years:

  • PGCert – Five modules
  • PGDip – 10 modules
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – 16 modules

Requirements & Fees

What qualifications do you need?

For the LLM entry point, you normally need one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in law; or
  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with second-class honors from the University of London; or
  • 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’s degree (or equivalent); or
  • The Common Professional Examination or a Graduate Diploma in Law, plus a second-class bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); or
  • You are qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales, or the equivalent elsewhere.

For the PGDip entry point, you normally need one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree.

For entry to the PGCert, you normally need one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from the University of London or an acceptable institution; or
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience, such as accounting, banking, finance or insurance.

English language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • (IELTS) International English Language Testing System – overall score of at least 6.5 and at least 6 in the written test; or
  • (TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language – overall score of 92 or above with at least 22 in the Reading and Writing sub-tests and at least 20 in the Speaking and Listening sub-tests; or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – overall score of 59 or above with at least 59 in both Reading and Writing elements and at least 54 in Speaking and Listening elements; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above); or
  • Duolingo: must achieve an overall score of at least 120.

Tuition Fees

  • LLM: £17,000 (subject to 20% discount for first year registration) = £13,600 (or its equivalent in EGP)
  • PG Diploma: £10.500 (or its equivalent in EGP)
  • PG Certificate: £ 5.250 (or its equivalent in EGP)
  • Individual module fees (standalone):  £ 1000 + registration fees (or its equivalent in EGP)