Our LLM is a respected and desirable academic qualification recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. It focuses on our particular areas of expertise, and aims to offer a unique student experience by taking advantage of our outstanding academic reputation, with emphasis on innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as our comparative and international outlook.
- The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world - ranking first in the UK for quality of research (Times Higher Education REF ranking 2014) and seventh in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015: Law).
- Exceptional teaching reputation; unique, sought-after expertise, with strong links to research mixed with contemporary experience and connections with the wider London legal community. Read more about our esteemed academic staff
- Unrivalled location in the heart of legal London; based in the magnificent Somerset House East Wing on the Strand and minutes from the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and offices of major global law firms.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/master-of-laws-llm.aspx
- Description -
A King’s Master of Laws is unlike any other. Under the guidance of our expert tutors we will equip you with the legal knowledge and expertise to match your career ambitions. With a King’s LLM you will be gaining an internationally recognised qualification that is highly desirable in today’s competitive legal profession.
Our tailored LLM programme, as well as our seven legal specialisms, are underpinned by an exceptional reputation for teaching and research. Designed for recent law graduates as well as established professionals, the programme is rigorous, demanding and require serious commitment just as you would expect from one of the world’s leading law schools.
By enrolling on our LLM programme, you will benefit from our vibrant intellectual community, student societies and social events, as well as our links with prestigious international law schools. Join us at King’s and you will find yourself studying in the state-of-the-art-facilities of one of the world’s most distinguished destinations for law.
- Course purpose -
This programme allows you to deepen and to broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and assists your professional development by enhancing your problem-solving skills in a transnational context. Designed to maximise students' intellectual potential, it also keeps you grounded by drawing on the real world experiences of staff and other practitioners. The LLM offers a sharpened focus on our key areas of excellence and a commitment to offer a premier programme and a world class student experience. Aimed at recent law graduates (or graduates of joint degrees with a significant law content) as well as established legal professionals who may have graduated a number of years ago, the programme is rigorous and demanding and requires serious commitment.
Course format and assessment -
You may choose to study one of our seven specialist LLMs or create a unique programme tailored to your areas of interest. At the start of the semester you will have the opportunity to attend taster lectures and to speak to module leaders before you make a decision on whether to undertake a specialist or tailored LLM.
For all options, you will need to study modules that add up to a total of 180 credits, including a compulsory writing project. The writing project (40 credits) can be either a supervised dissertation, a research module or a practice module. The remaining 140 credits have to be made up of full (40 credit) or half (20 credit) taught modules.
In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks. The result is that students are presented with a wide range of employment destinations when they leave. Positions range from:
- European Central Bank
- European Commission and UN
- Commercial roles as investment bank analysts
- Tax or public affairs advisers
- Careers in the legal profession
- Accountancy positions
- Management consultancy
- Human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London
is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.
Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc