Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law.

Other routes

Applicants with substantial professional experience may also qualify.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This LLM teaches you the fundamentals of the regulatory framework and provides a more focused approach to compliance in various markets. You will investigate compliance issues in the UK, EU, and global markets. This programme teaches you how to manage practical issues in compliance and regulation. You can take general and specialist modules in London or by online learning, to tailor your degree to your needs and career trajectory.

You may choose from the following pathways:

  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Data Protection and Intellectual Property
  • Business and Insurance Law
  • Energy

The programme consists of four core modules, which cover the problems facing regulation, conducting business ethically and lawfully, compliance systems and compliance in global markets.

You will select a range of elective ‘specialist’ modules and write an original research dissertation. The dissertation includes two elements: a specialist case study and a 5,000 word essay. If you want to follow one of the specialised pathways, your elective modules and dissertation must be relevant to your specialism. Otherwise, you can choose a general route and select modules from across the pathways.

You can also study online for our Data Protection and Intellectual Property specialism. You may choose online learning elective modules worth up to 45 credits, rather than the London electives.

During your induction week, you are expected to attend a pre-sessional law course to refresh your understanding of relevant legal concepts.


You will need to complete 180 credits in total:

  • 75 credits of taught compulsory modules
  • 75 credits of taught elective modules
  • 30 credits by dissertation comprising a specialist case study (50%) and a 5,000-word essay (50%)

Please note, if you wish follow a certain pathway, some compulsory modules apply.

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

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8223