Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
Non-law graduates 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. 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.
Months of entry
The Master of Laws (LLM) is one of 23 LLM programmes of study at Queen Mary. It is designed to give you maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. The programme allows you to follow a variety of interests (and take modules simply because you will enjoy them) or to select a range of modules designed with a specific career or personal aspiration in mind.
You can choose any combination taught-modules of 135 credits in total and your dissertation (45 credits) may be in any field of law. You may choose from the full range of available LLM modules that are taught within the School of Law.
If you apply for the Master of Laws your final degree certificate will show Master of Laws. If you would like your degree to show expertise in a specific area of law then you should apply for one of our specialised LLM programmes. If you choose one of our specialised programmes you will benefit from module selections that provide a complementary study programme, as well as joining a community of students with an interest in a similar field of law.
The Master of Laws (LLM) is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).
What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. For the Master of Laws programme you can take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic.
Information for international students
Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for Home and EU students
Full time £13,400
Tuition fees for International students
Full time £19,500
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
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.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Read more about funding a masters
Qualification and course duration
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|Written coursework / continuous assessment||75|
|The final dissertation accounts for 75% of the fin||25|
Course contact details
- School of Law
- +44 (0)20 7882 7228