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
As the European Union has developed into new policy areas, EU law has grown in significance. The LLM in European Law offers students the opportunity to gain a detailed knowledge of EU law in a range of fields. These include constitutional law, the law relating to the single market, competition law, environmental law, employment law, the law on migration, and human rights 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. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for theMaster of Laws.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of European 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 LLM available modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
- QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2)
- QLLM106 EU Constitutional Law I - Concepts, Values and Principles (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM107 EU Constitutional Law II - Governance (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM122 European Union Tax Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM124 European Union Competition Law (45 credits)
- QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1)
- QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 1)
- QLLM190 EU Healthcare law: Rights, Policies and Instruments (Sem 1)
- QLLM191 Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets (Sem 2)
- QLLM192 Market Integration and Regulation in the European Internal Market (Sem 1)
- QLLM193 Free Movement of Persons in the European Union (Sem 2)
- QLLM311 Policing in Local and Global Contexts (Sem 1)
- QLLM312 Comparative Criminal Justice (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM317 Competition and the State: EU State Aid Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM318 Competition and the State: Regulation of public services in the EU (Sem 2)
- QLLM324 Comparative Contract Law (sem 2)
- QLLM326 The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (sem 1)
- QLLM327 European Union Human Rights Law (Sem 2) (Not Running 2016-17)
- QLLM346 EU Copyright Law (sem 2)
- QLLM347 The Law of Geographical Indications (GIs) (sem 2)
- QLLM353 EU Data Protection Law (sem 1)
- QLLM377 EU Financial and Monetary Law (sem 1)
- QLLM387 International Trade and Investment Law of the EU (sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2)
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.
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. http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
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