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Gain a prestigious University of London LLM

by distance learning

Our world-class, flexible LLM is designed to meet a diverse range of needs.

Valuable for both legal and non-legal professionals

A valuable qualification for both legal and non-legal professionals, the University of London LLM, studied by distance learning, offers breadth and flexibility, enabling you to tailor your LLM degree to meet your personal and professional interests, without necessarily specialising in one area of law.

Course structure and modules

Each course is divided into four modules (each assessed separately). Sometimes we pre-set the module order to help you study the course effectively. In other cases, you decide the order.

To complete the qualifications, you must take the following number of courses and modules:

  • Postgraduate Certificate – 5 modules from up to four courses.
  • Postgraduate Diploma – 10 modules from up to four courses.
  • Master of Laws (LLM) – 16 modules from four courses.

Find out more about the courses

Progress through your awards

Once you achieve the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, you can simply complete the additional modules necessary to achieve the next award.

Flexible study

With over 30 specialisations and 60 courses, you can either build a broad range of skills or specialise in a specific field, such as public law for government or human rights law for NGOs.

- Commercial and Corporate Law

- International Business Law

- Human Rights Law

- International Dispute Resolution

- Public International Law

- Maritime Law

- Banking and Finance Law.

Access and choice

You are welcome to apply without a first degree. You simply begin with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma and progress to the LLM, with up to five years to complete the programme. You will graduate with a qualification that will provide you with many of the key attributes valued by law firms.

Whether you're a practising lawyer, LLB graduate or non-legal professional, if you're keen to enhance your prospects with current or prospective employers, there is an option to suit you.

Gain valuable transferable skills

The LLM will help you to:

- develop a sound understanding of legal cultural context

- develop the skills to carry out effective legal research

- enhance your forensic legal skills such as analysis, critical evaluation, logical thinking and argument

- develop an advanced intellectual engagement with some of the most difficult legal problems.

Our students value the many benefits of online distance learning

- Study when it's convenient for you

- Become part of a global online community of people in your field

- Choose to study over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years

- Gain a world-class qualification from an internationally renowned University while maintaining your busy professional and personal commitments

Developed by academics

Academic direction for the LLM is provided jointly by the Department of Law of Queen Mary (QMUL) and the Faculty of Laws at UCL. These schools plan the structure and content, develop and write study materials, set the examination papers and mark scripts.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre.


Visit the Postgraduate Laws (LLM) page on the University of London website for more details!

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