Entry requirements


Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

What you'll study

The Tax Law LLM provides a comprehensive programme of study in tax law with a strong international and comparative focus. International taxation has grown in prominence and importance in recent years, and the LLM programme is designed to give students a thorough grounding in both substantive tax rules and tax policy and to equip them for future practice. We offer a range of international, jurisdiction specific and subject specific modules, all of which are taught by leading academics and practitioners.

You will be offered a varied selection of taught modules from which you can choose, enabling you to gear your qualification to set you on your desired career trajectory. You do not have to choose your modules until you have had the opportunity to learn about them in greater detail during your comprehensive induction period.

Please note that not all elective modules will be offered every year.

You will have access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you to improve your writing and research in law skills.


You will need to complete 180 credits in total:

Full year programme:

  • 150 credits of taught modules
  • 30 credits by dissertation of 10,000 words

Accelerated programme:

  • 120 credits of taught module
  • 60 credits by dissertation of 15,000 words

As this is an accelerated programme, the workload will be greater than the full-time 1 year programme with reduced study breaks and may not be suitable for everyone.

Please see the link to the academic year plan for each of the start dates for an idea of the structure of the programme and key periods of assessment:

Note that part-time is only available for September entry. Part time study allows the student to complete the same number of credits as the full-time programme over a 2-year period.

Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020. There may be some variation in module choices for students joining the accelerated 9 month programme; these will be available very soon.

Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus FAQs

Advice and guidance for applicants

Guidance for applicants


When reviewing the modules below, please ensure that you refer to the list available for the teaching periods applicable to your chosen programme of study.

For the January full year programme the modules listed for A20 September – December 2020 will form the basis for your final teaching period in September – December 2021. (Not all listed modules may be available)

Please note: It may be possible to choose up to 60 credits from other LLM programmes and still qualify for your chosen degree. More information on this will be available at induction.

View the full list of modules on this programme.


  • You will be assessed by a range of methods combining examinations and coursework which will be fully explained in your student pack available during induction.
  • You will undertake more self-directed research and writing in completing your dissertatio

Information for international students

English language requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa.

Fees and funding

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award


There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Other sources of funding

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

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

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8223