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General Law LLM

Course Description

Choose Kingston's General Law LLM

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.

Choose to study full time or part time.

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.

About Kingston University's LLM courses

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.


Written coursework, examinations and dissertation.

Course structure

The General Law LLM allows you to select modules from a wide range of topics with no named specialisation (for specialised LLM options, see Postgraduate Law and Real Estate Courses), 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
Company Law
Environmental Law and Regulation
EU Environmental Law
Evidence and Arbitral Awards
Family Mediation
Individual Employment Law
Insolvency 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

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the General Law LLM page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Mahwish Sheikh

328.jpg “During my experience at Kingston University, I found it to be well organized and extremely productive. Our classes were at a convenient time to accommodate both part time and full time students. We were provided with excellent professors, and the choice of modules offered was adequate.

My qualification has helped me immensely in building a strong future for myself. It has given me confidence, vision and great knowledge of law throughout the world. Since graduating I have been employed by one of the top firms in Dubai. I am privileged and honoured to be part of the LLM program 2007-2008.”

(Student Profile)

Anna Borodkina

Kingston Law School has been an amazing, transformative opportunity for me to develop my international career. I grew my legal skills, gained confidence and a better understanding on how to achieve my future goals.

Studying and living in Kingston was an amazing experience, where you find the most tranquil environment to prepare for your exams or write a dissertation, and at the same time you always have an activity to do if you need a break. The facilities at Kingston University are improving every year. Riverside pubs, cafes, sports and art clubs are all within easy reach. My masters degree was one of the most positive and exciting years in my life.


Entry Requirements

Good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

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