This course is a flexible, rigorous masters programme. It allows you to take modules at a high academic level in any area of law that interests you, and will help boost your career by demonstrating your research, analytical and practical skills.
-Study at Kingston and save money when you pursue accreditation with the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
-Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's law courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
-Tailor your studies to your interests with a wide choice of modules and a research project covering an issue that interests you.
-Kingston Law School's expert academic team includes National Teaching Award winners and fellows from the Higher Education Academy, as well as lecturing staff who combine teaching with legal practice, research and scholarship.
Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre.
"A specialised Kingston LLM helps students acquire the necessary experience and gives them a named masters course title to demonstrate that they are specialists in their field." – Siri Harris, senior lecturer in law
Written coursework, examinations and dissertation. Kingston University
's LLM courses allow you to specialise and tailor your degree to a topic of your choice, while also giving you the flexibility to take modules on other subjects, making it flexible and easy to adapt to your interests and career goals.
You will complete work worth 180 credits by studying four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit dissertation module.
In addition to the Law School's team of highly skilled academics, courses are taught by experienced practitioners, and many of our lecturing staff combine teaching with legal practice. This helps to ensure that the courses are constantly refreshed with the latest industry thinking and practice, and provides you with the opportunity to mix with people who can provide hands-on experience and insight into their area of legal work.
Kingston Law School has strong links with The Law Society, the professional body that represents practising solicitors in England and Wales.
The General Law LLM allows you to select modules from a wide range of topics with no named specialisation, making it flexible and easy to adapt to your interests and career goals.
For the General Law LLM you need to select any four modules from the wide range below and complete the Legal Research and Dissertation module (worth 60 credits) on any topic of your choice.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Environmental Law and Regulation
-EU Environmental Law
-Evidence and Arbitral Awards
-Individual Employment Law
-International Environmental Law and Sustainability
-Labour Law in the Global Economy
-Law of International Trade
-Legal Aspects of Business Finance
-Termination of Employment
-Legal Research and Dissertation
To apply for this course, you need: a good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or a good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or a qualification as a solicitor or barrister. We welcome applications from international students. If you hold a non-UK degree or legal professional qualification, see our guidance on equivalent qualifications.