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Master of Laws

The Master of Laws postgraduate course is for students who are looking to enhance their legal careers or shift focus to a new area of law. The flexibility of the programme and the 50+ modules on offer means that you can use the course to define your own Master of Laws postgraduate experience.

The Master of Laws LLM at City has a practical, global focus designed to deepen your knowledge and accelerate your career.

The programme has been structured to showcase the most current legal debates, and to expose you to professional practitioners and leading academics. It will give you the skills to tackle complex legal problems within your chosen subjects while also offering a wealth of opportunities including pro bono clinics, guest lectures, recruitment fairs and internships.

The Master of Laws offers extensive choice when it comes to what you learn. You can opt for a general Masters of Law degree by selecting courses from our extensive list of modules, or pursue one of several specialisms in fields such as Public International Law, International Commercial Law and European Union Law. This means you can design your own degree and build your learning around your academic and professional goals.

Entry requirements

In order to maintain an intellectually enriching environment for our students, the City LLM application process is selective. We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with an upper second class honours degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Course modules

To qualify for this Master degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits.

You must complete either 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation or 150 credits of taught modules and a 30-credit dissertation.
Please visit our website to view our range of modules across all areas of specialisms available to you.

Assessment methods

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30-credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60-credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic levels expected.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 17,500 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 8,750 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years

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