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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    January

  • Course Duration

    20 months-32 months part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    Please visit website for more details

Course content

The LLM in Law enables you to study modules from a range of subject areas therefore enabling you to tailor the LLM to suit your specific professional and personal needs.

It provides an ideal learning environment for you to develop the skills and knowledge upon which further study or a relevant career can be built.

To be effective on the international stage, legal professionals, business people and policymakers need to understand different legal cultures and ways of operating and communicating within alternative business contexts and regulatory frameworks. This programme provides an ideal learning environment for such individuals to develop the skills and knowledge upon which further study or a relevant career can be built.

The programme spans foundational issues in areas of law, including:

  • Commercial law
  • Information technology law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Medical law

Online learning

Our distance learning programmes are delivered through eSCRIPT, our flexible online learning environment.

Through eSCRIPT you will access learning materials and interact with your tutor and fellow students. eSCRIPT is accessible through the internet from any computer. A fast connection is an advantage, but you do not need any special equipment, applications or plug-ins to use it.

We aim to provide challenging, research-led teaching with students benefiting from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of tutors and the results of innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality.

Programme structure

You must complete a total of six courses (120 credit points) and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study.

Please see the programme website for further information about your course options:

Learning outcomes

Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.

Career opportunities

Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia.

The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.


Visit the Law (Online Distance Learning) - LLM page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

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