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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 months

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

  • Last Updated

    09 November 2018


Many people choose to study on a specialist programme at masters level, but such programmes do not suit everyone and they may not suit you. If achieving your academic or career goals requires you to study across traditional boundaries then you may wish to apply for the General LLM. Perhaps to achieve your career goals you must be able to combine an understanding of corporate and commercial law with an understanding of environmental law, or to combine an understanding of international law with international criminal justice. This programme will allow you to build your LLM drawing from modules across our taught LLM offering to create an LLM programme designed purely for your needs.

Graduates in our competitive world want their CV to stand out. What better way to do that than to demonstrate that you have studied with world experts across a range of areas relevant to your future career. Dundee Law School has an excellent reputation in environmental law as well as in international law and private international law. Our specialist LLMs provide world leading teaching in areas from corporate and commercial law to international law and security. The General LLM enables you to combine key modules taught by world experts in all of these areas in one programme.

Dundee Law School

Dundee Law School is widely recognised as an excellent place to study. Both the Guardian and Times league tables placed Dundee as the top Law School in Scotland and in the top 10 in the UK, building on particularly strong results in the National Student Survey, which has repeatedly ranked Dundee as first in Scotland. Over the last two national reviews of research, Dundee is the only institution in the UK to have had all of its submissions rated as “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. 

Our commitment is to provide high-quality instruction, with a focus on practical relevance, to prepare you for a successful career, at home or abroad. We offer an induction programme at the start of each semester, to ensure that you have the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems and of what is required of you in a study environment seeking to develop independent learning

We seek to integrate you into the life of the School, with invitations to guest lectures and seminars. We also have an annual reading party in a beautiful country house, where you are joined by staff to work on academic skills and relax with fellow students.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

Students are taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions and tutorials, with an emphasis on seminars that build on reading done by students on the basis of the specific reading lists provided.

What you will study

You will take three modules in each semester, plus Legal Research Skills (taught in two blocks at the start of each semester) and will present a Dissertation (written over the summer).

Not every module will be available in every year, depending on staff availability and student demand.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules (as approved by Adviser of Studies)

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and essays. The courses taught by Law share a common pattern; those in the autumn semester are assessed by exam and those in the second semester by essays. In each case you will be given a chance to practice this style of assessment and given feedback on your performance before the formal assessment. This pattern ensures that students gain experience of different styles of assessment, testing both breadth and depth of knowledge and developing writing skills in advance of tackling the Dissertation. The Dissertation is assessed wholly on the basis of the final text that is submitted and Legal Research Skills by a combination of a short essay and a presentation.


Armed with a bespoke LLM our graduates are well placed to pursue their career aspirations in law and related fields. Graduates from the General LLM go on to pursue careers in all aspects of the legal profession, from academia to corporate law, to international law or environmental law.

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

Visit the LLM Law (General) page on the University of Dundee website for more details!





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