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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This bespoke Postgraduate Diploma enables you to study while you work. Over a two to three-year period, you can choose from the full range of the School of Law’s postgraduate modules, which can be studied in London, at a combination of our international campuses and with online learning modules.

This programme allows choose any of the modules offered by the School of Law, wherever they are taught and by whatever method: from over 200 LLM Modules taught each year in London (some of which are taught in the evening), a further 30 modules in Paris, and our online learning modules.

You can qualify with a specialised PgDip or take a general PgDip. To specialise, you’ll need to choose at least four modules from your specialism and your dissertation must also be in a topic relevant to this area. You don’t have to choose your modules until you have learnt about them in greater detail during your induction period.

This course requires completion of 120 module credits. If you're part time, you’ll usually complete 45-60 credits per year and complete a 30-credit dissertation in your final year. You also have the option to complete a second dissertation in lieu of taught modules. The PgDip must be completed within a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years.

Professional mentoring and internships are also available.

If you want to choose from any of our London-based LLM modules, you may also want to consider the Master of Laws LLM.

Fees and funding

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

  • PGDip
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8223