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 LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law covers a broad range of commercially focussed modules that draw on the wealth of commercial expertise across the School of Law.
Recent years have witnessed the globalisation of trade and investment, the emergence of new markets, increasing trans-border merger and acquisition activity, and the growing convergence of trade, finance and global corporate governance. Modules for the LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law deal with the global and regional regulation of international trade, structuring and managing international business transactions, and the economic foundations of trade and corporate law.
You will be able to attend a range of events in the field of commercial and corporate law hosted by Queen Mary. For example, the 'New Voices in Commercial Law Seminar Series', 'CCLS Open lectures: Ethics in Business and Finance' and the 'School of Law Corporate Law Lecture Series'
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
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. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for the Master of Laws.
Professional Module Exemptions
The Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) has recognised masters programmes offered by the School of Economics and Finance for advanced standing for the Chartered Banker Diploma. Graduates can proceed directly to the Chartered Banker Diploma with no requirement for prior underpinning study, recognising the high level of commonality of elements within LLM programme content against the CBI’s Diploma modules.
Students on the LLM programme who take both the QLLM136 Ethics in Business and in Finance and QLLM007 Banking Law modules will be eligible for exemption from the Chartered Banker Diploma compulsory module: Professionalism Regulation and Ethics.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Commercial and Corporate Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available LLM modules.
All modules are 25 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
- QLLM009 Commercial Law Written and Oral Advocacy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM011 Company Law (45 credits)
- QLLM013 Comparative Commercial Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM021 Corporate Governance (45 credits)
- QLLM025 E-Commerce Law (45 credits)
- QLLM044 International and Comparative Competition Law (45 credits)
- QLLM050 International Commercial Law (45 credits)
- QLLM060 International Merger Control (45 credits)
- QLLM062 International Tax Law (45 credits)
- QLLM068 Law of Economic Crime (45 credits)
- QLLM069 Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies (45 credits)
- QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits)
- QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits)
- QLLM084 Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM087 Taxation Principles and Concepts (45 credits)
- QLLM094 UK Competition Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM095 Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries (45 credits)
- QLLM120 Business Taxation (45 credits)
- QLLM122 European Union Tax Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM124 European Union Competition Law (45 credits)
- QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits)
- QLLM138 General Principles of Insurance Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM139 Insurance Regulation (Sem 2)
- QLLM141 Insurance Contracts (Sem 1)
- QLLM142 Reinsurance Law (Sem 2)
- QLLM145 Intellectual Property in Business (45 credits)
- QLLM150 Strategic Decision Making for Lawyers (Sem 1)
- QLLM151 Negotiation Theory and Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (Sem1)
- QLLM156 Introduction to Insurance Regulation (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM164 Elements of Islamic Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM165 Islamic Finance and Commercial Law (Sem 2)
- QLLM179 International and Comparative Petroleum Law and Contracts (Sem 1)
- QLLM180 US International Taxation (45 credits)
- QLLM181 Legal Aspects of Paperless Trade (Sem 2)
- QLLM182 / QLLG006 Charterparties: Law and Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM183 / QLLG005 Protection and Indemnity Clubs: Law and Practice (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM184 US Comparative Corporate Law (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM191 Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets (Sem 2)
- QLLM192 Market Integration and Regulation in the European Internal Market (Sem 1)
- QLLM300 / QLLG001 Marine Insurance Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM302 / QLLG004 Carriage of Goods (Sem 1)
- QLLM305 Cartels, Collusion and Competition Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM306 Competition enforcement: From investigation to sanctions (Sem 2)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM316 Chinese Business Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM324 Comparative Contract Law (sem 2)
- QLLM328 Digital Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
- QLLM329 Informational Technology Transactions (sem 2)
- QLLM330 Comparative Copyright Law (sem 1)
- QLLM331 International Copyright: International Treaties and Cross-Border Litigation (sem 1)
- QLLM332 Comparative Law of Patents and Trade Secrets (sem 1)
- QLLM333 International Law of Patents and Related Rights (sem 2)
- QLLM334 Licensing Intellectual Property (sem 1)
- QLLM335 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and Design (sem 1)
- QLLM336 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM337 Design and Intellectual Property: EU and US
- QLLM338 International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition (sem 1)
- QLLM339 The Law of Registered Trade Marks (sem 2)
- QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1)
- QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2)
- QLLM342 Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
- QLLM343 Interactive Entertainment Law: Contracts and Regulation (sem 2)
- QLLM345 The Business of Film (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM348 Music Industry Contracts (sem 2)
- QLLM354 Information Security and the Law (sem 2)
- QLLM358 Cyberspace Law: Internet Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution (sem 2) (not running 2016-17)
- QLLM360 Banking Law: International (sem 1)
- QLLM361 Banking Law (sem 2)
- QLLM362 International Finance Law (sem 1)
- QLLM363 International Finance Law Applied (sem 2)
- QLLM365 Legal Aspects of Financing Development (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM366 Regulation of Financial Markets (sem 1)
- QLLM367 International Financial Regulation (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM368 Corporate Rescue and Cross-border Insolvency (sem 1)
- QLLM369 Financial Distress and Debt Restructuring (sem 2)
- QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (sem 1)
- QLLM371 WTO Law: Trade Remedies and Regulatory Issues (sem 2)
- QLLM372 Corporate Finance Law (sem 1)
- QLLM373 Mergers and Acquisitions (M and As) (sem 2)
- QLLM374 Law and Ethics in Finance (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM375 Corporate Governance and Responsibility in Finance (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM376 International Economic Law (sem 1)
- QLLM377 EU Financial and Monetary Law (sem 1)
- QLLM378 Securities Regulation (sem 2)
- QLLM385 Alternative Dispute Resolution: Theory and Context (sem 1)
- QLLM386 Alternative Dispute Resolution: Selected Issues (sem 2)
- QLLM391 International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution (Sem 1)
- QLLM392 International Commercial Arbitration (sem 1)
- QLLM395 International Commercial Litigation (sem 1)
- QLLM396 Commercial Conflicts of Laws (sem 2)
- QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (sem 1)
- x CCLE019 Accounting for Lawyers (Sem 1)
- x CCLE021 International Macroeconomics for Lawyers (Sem 1)
- x CCLE026 Financial Models and Derivatives in a Legal Context (45 credits)
- x CCLE027 Financial Models and Application to Corporate Finance (45 credits)
Fees and funding
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 http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
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