Our LLM programme is a respected academic qualification recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. It focuses on our particular areas of expertise and offers a choice of eight specialist pathways or a general LLM qualification. We place particular emphasis on innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as comparative and international outlook.
Our LLM programme is designed for both recent law graduates and established professionals. It will allow you to deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and will help your professional development by enhancing your problem-solving skills in a transnational context. It is designed to maximise your intellectual potential, as well as keeping you grounded by drawing on the real world experiences of staff and other practitioners. You will also benefit from our vibrant intellectual community, student societies and social events, as well as our links with prestigious international law schools.
You will choose to specialise in one of eight different pathways or to choose your own combination of modules for a ‘General LLM’. The specialist pathways currently include:
Under the close guidance of our expert tutors, we will equip you with the legal knowledge and expertise to match your career ambitions. You will gain an internationally recognised qualification that is highly desirable in today’s competitive legal profession.
This programme requires you to take 180 credits. If you take the course part-time over two years we recommend you to take 80 credits of taught modules in year 1 and 40-60 credits of taught modules plus a writing project in year 2.
Teaching on the LLM programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars. In modules with smaller numbers of students, there are usually two hours of seminar-style teaching per week. In larger courses (i.e. with more than 40 students enrolled), there will typically be a combination of a two-hour lecture and a number of additional seminars. This means that usually students will have 6 to 10 contact hours a week.
The majority of modules are assessed by a two or three-hour exam. Alternatively, some modules are assessed through coursework. In addition to coursework and exams, a percentage of your final mark may be based on, for example, presentations, reaction papers or other assignments.
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme (ICAP) was launched in March 2015 and streamlines the previous training programmes (making best use of money for improved patient benefit) into one programme which contains five schemes at different levels, plus a mentorship scheme:
The HEE Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme is intended to support practitioners who wish to apply for an NIHR award (MRes, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, Clinical Lectureship or Senior Clinical Lectureship (see http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/training-programmes.htm) or to provide an opportunity for applicants (with an MRes or Doctorate qualification) to work in a research group (as a normal member or principal investigator) that submits an application for an external research funding award.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) offers competitive research training awards to healthcare practitioners who wish to develop their research skills and carry out research for the benefit of patient care. NIHR have a number of training awards, which are intended to increase research capacity in the NHS to improve health and healthcare, by developing practitioners with the potential and aspiration to become leading clinical academics and independent researchers of the future.