Taught course

Law General

University of East London · School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Qualifications for admission are a second class degree in law, the social sciences or the humanities or another appropriate degree. Professional qualifications will also be taken in account.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The aim of the LLM (Modular) programme is to provide a range of local, national, international and global themes for study in a critical legal perspective. It aims to provide considerable freedom to individual students to devise their own programme by choosing from the varied options available. Students, thus, have the opportunity to link previous or current experience to academic inquiry. It aims to engender excellent research and writing skills based on stronger foundations and better understanding of the role of law in a contemporary context. The objective of the programme is to promote better understanding of law related frameworks in areas such as human rights, international law, development, refugees, minority rights and Islam.

The Aims and Objectives of the LLM (Modular) Programme are to:

Develop a deepened understanding of law in a variety of contexts.
Critically engage with the major theoretical debates on the role of law in a given field.
Display the ability to deal with different types of legal systems and laws.
Apply critical and contextual approaches across a wide variety of subject matter.
Develop the ability to analyse, articulate and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry, particularly via the dissertation.

The LLM ( Modular ) offers flexibility by offering the student one core module, Current Issues and Research in International Law and an unrestricted choice of three options from a range of existing modules. Students take four modules and write a dissertation.

The LLM ( Modular ) at UEL is a distinctive programme for the following reasons

The School has experts in the field whose research was rated as international recognized in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008;
LLM programs judged by the highest grade "commendable" by the Quality assurance Agency in 2002;
The LLM (Modular) offers a range of innovative programmes of which the students have an unrestricted choice in three options;
The LLM (Modular) is attractive due to the programme structure making it entirely research based while offering students the flexibility of choosing research areas within the modules and for their dissertation;
The LLM (Modular) will be taught, as with the existing programme, through interactive lectures and seminars and day schools;
The LLM (Modular) is supported by a strong library collection and the critical studies academic culture at the School of Law and UEL.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied for the first degree in English medium require IELTS at 6.5 or its equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978