Our LLM programme is a respected academic qualification recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. It focuses on our particular areas of expertise and offers a choice of eight specialist pathways or a general LLM qualification. We place particular emphasis on innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as comparative and international outlook.

Key benefits

  • The Dickson Poon School of Law is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world.
  • Exceptional teaching reputation; unique, sought-after expertise with strong links to research coupled with connections with the wider London legal community.
  • One general and eight specialist LLM pathways
  • Unrivalled location in the heart of legal London; based in the magnificent Somerset House East Wing on the Strand and minutes from the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and offices of major global law firms.

Study Details:

LLM One year FT, two or four years PT

Module Details:

Required courses:

Whichever pathway you choose, you will take one of the following writing projects:
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000-word practice or research module (40 credits) 
The research module is selected from a range of topics that may include:
  • Advanced Topics in Global Antitrust Law and Policy (CL)
  • Advanced EU Competition Law — Practice Module (CL)
  • International Investment Law and Policy — Practice Project (IBL/IDR)
  • Discrimination and Inequality: Legal Principle In Practice — Practice Module (TL)
  • Law of International Finance — Practice Module (IFL)
  • International Tax Law: Transfer Pricing — Practice Module (IT)
  • Advanced Comparative Corporate Law — Research Module (IFL/IBL)
  • Sovereignty and Legitimacy Dilemmas: Rule of Law in Global Contexts (TL)
  • Transnational Human Rights Litigation — Practice Module (IDR)
Required Modules
You will have to take one of the following writing projects:
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (40 credits)
In order to meet the 180 credit requirement, students must select at least 120-140 credits from a range of optional modules. Students who wish to specialise within a certain pathway must ensure that at least 120 credits are taken within that pathway. This can consist of optional modules alone or a combination of optional modules and a writing project, providing its content is relevant to the pathway. Students who select the General LLM are free to choose modules from all pathways.


Full time UK fees: £15,000 p.a. (2017/18)* Full time overseas fees: £22,800 p.a. (2017/18)* Part time UK fees: £7,500 p.a. (2017/18)* Part time overseas fees: £11,400 p.a. (2017/18)*

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements to be considered for the LLM:

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer as applications for this programme are very competitive. 


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