Taught course

Language and the Law

Queen Mary, University of London · Centre for Commercial Law Studies - CCLS

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the Language and Law Postgraduate Diploma programme is a degree in Law or overseas equivalent, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Graduates with a good 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal or finance experience may also qualify.

In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.

Non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum of IELTS 7 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This extensive Postgraduate Programme will be the most comprehensive of its type in the UK. The continual thread throughout this programme will be the enhancement of argumentation skills: from an examination of legal systems, to the considered identification of the law and the forensic analysis of the court’s reasoning, to the comprehensive application of the law, and then to the convincing communication of one’s reasoning both in writing and orally.

By way of broad overview, during the programme, you will acquire knowledge of legal systems including both common-law and civil law systems, legal reasoning, research theories and strategies, legal argumentation and debating techniques, theories of logic and rhetoric, and will develop and enhance your written and oral advocacy skills.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months
N/A months
distance learning
N/A months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7882 3835