Taught course

Master of Laws (LLM)

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to study the Master of Laws (LLM) are:

  • Law degree, including criminology and criminal justice studies (minimum 2:2); or
  • A degree with some legal/regulatory content and relevance to the programme (minimum 2:2); or
  • Non-law degree (minimum 2:2) and a pass in the GDL/PGDL or CPE; or
  • Non-law degree (minimum 2:2) and appropriate/relevant professional experience; or
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered

If you do not meet the entry requirements but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Network and connect with specialists in your chosen field

For professionals or those aspiring to gain highly relevant expertise in key areas of law and practice areas, our Master of Laws (LLM) provides expert insights into the modern financial and business world.

Accelerate your career with an LLM

Learn from international experts and leading academics, researchers, judges, officials, and practitioners from a variety of legal systems.

Each LLM specialism is led by professional lawyers with extensive knowledge and practical experience in that subject area.

Gain hands-on legal experience by volunteering for projects with our award-winning Pro Bono Centre

Receive specialist careers advice from our Careers Service

Prepare for practice through a series of workshops aimed at enhancing your professional skills and developing your commercial awareness

LLM Specialisms:

LLM in Financial Regulation and Compliance

LLM the Law Relating to Fraud and Financial Crime

LLM in Chinese Investment and Business Law

LLM in Transnational Criminal Justice

LLM in International Business Law

LLM in Islamic Finance and Business Law

LLM in Comparative Commercial Law

LLM in Commercial Law

Assessment method

LLM modules are assessed through the following methods:

  • Memorandum of advice (30% of module mark)
  • Unseen examination (70% of module mark)

In addition, you will complete a 10,000 word dissertation module.

All examinations will be open book and will take place digitally online. Hand-written scripts are not accepted.

BPP University offers flexibility in how these assessments are undertaken, and the programmes will utilise online tools where available to deliver assessments. On occasion, some assessments may require attendance at a physical location.


To qualify with an LLM, learners are required to study the following:

  • Core module – the module bearing the name of the selected course (must be studied in Term 1 or 2)
  • 10,000 word dissertation – must be written on the core module topic
  • Three elective modules

The exceptions to this are as follows:

  • LLM Chinese Investment and Business Law – two core modules (Chinese Business Law, Chinese Finance and Investment Law), 10,000 word dissertation, and two elective modules
  • LLM Islamic Finance

Please note: all modules run subject to demand and will only be offered where the size of the class is sufficient

Fees and funding

UK students
London Holborn: £14,600

Our Master of Laws (LLM) is eligible for postgraduate funding of up to £12,167.

To widen access to the legal profession, we offer an extensive range of funding options to ensure finance isn’t a barrier to a promising legal career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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