Taught course

Executive LLM

Institution
King's College London · Dickson Poon School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

We encourage all candidates with a strong practice and academic background to apply to the Executive LLM. On average, our students have 5-6 years practice experience and a high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%). A Master’s degree is also preferable, though not essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The King's College London & International Bar Association Executive LLM is a two-year part-time distance learning advanced Master of Laws course for ambitious commercial, in-house or regulatory lawyers, keen to build on their achievements and develop their careers. The Executive LLM offers a range of unique course content designed to equip talented lawyers with advanced legal, commercial and policy knowledge as well as sectoral expertise. As a professional student, you will also develop complementary skills that will make you a more rounded, more accomplished, and more successful lawyer.

The two-year, part-time course blends online modules with five London-based immersive weekends to build your commercial knowledge, deepen your specialist expertise and broaden your international professional network.

There are five different kinds of modules for those taking the PG Dip. Those wishing to complete the Executive LLM also need to write a 60-credit dissertation in Year 2. The five kinds of modules are:

  1. Advanced Law (students take 2 x 15 credit modules in competition law, financial law or international dispute resolution)
  2. Advanced Skills (negotiation and leadership) - another set of advanced courses, inspiring participants to raise the bar still further
  3. Transnational Law
  4. Electives - these are non-law modules, but of direct relevance to lawyers and the way they work, helping them to add value, through a better understanding of legal, policy or commercial factors, and their intersections. Modules include Managing of Multi-national Enterprises, Managing of Public Bodies, Decision-Making, Global Business Ethics and Risk: Communication and Management
  5. Sectoral Case Study - small groups will team up to find a real problem within a delineated sector (e.g. Energy and Resources; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Technology Based Enterprises; or Major Projects), and then engage with and solve this problem, together. In addition, each area will be led by experts who will provide interesting insights into major issues of the day.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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executivellm@kcl.ac.uk