The LLM in Immigration Law will provide you with the opportunity to study legal responses to the global phenomenon of immigration at international, supranational and domestic levels and to understand the rationale and operation of the law in context.
This Master of Laws programme offers a comprehensive overview of the major legal and theoretical issues concerning immigration law and policy from a domestic, comparative, European and international perspective. Modules include international migration and refugee law, European migration law, comparative immigration law, cultural diversity and the law, and migration and security. This LLM is unique globally as it is taught by leading academics in the field and you will be exposed to insights from legal practitioners, international organisations and NGOs.
The East End of London is a historic site of migration and displays the interplay between migration and human rights, on the one hand, and migration and security, on the other hand, as well as the transnational nature of the phenomenon of human mobility across borders in a globalised world. The programme adds to the existing expertise offered by the School of Law in human rights, public law, legal theory, and public international law. Our academics are engaged in leading research into the areas covered within the programme.
This programme will: ◦Allow you to gain the most up to date knowledge of developments in the area of international and comparative immigration and refugee law. ◦Deliver knowledge and analysis of a range of concerns of relevance to professional communities involved in the field. ◦Enable you to understand the formal legal dimensions of your subjects as well as the more contextual political, historical and socio-legal dimensions. ◦Give you exposure to an array of experts who have research as well as policy led focus on the issues at stake.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Immigration Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM100 EU Immigration Law (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM170 Cultural Diversity and Law (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM172 Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM176 International Refugee Law (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM177 International Migration Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM193 Free Movement of Persons in the European Union (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM321 Ethics of Migration and Asylum (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
LLM Immigration Law
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The School of Law is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to offer two jointly funded Chevening / Queen Mary LLM scholarships for September 2016 entry.The prestigious Chevening programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Queen Mary University of London has welcomed many excellent Chevening Scholars onto its postgraduate law programmes over numerous years and is proud to be able to offer these new additional jointly funded scholarships, in addition to the main Chevening Scholarship Programme, which continues to run.The funding will allow for the two successful recipients to receive a full LLM tuition fee waiver along with a generous monthly stipend and one return flight.To encourage applicants from currently under-represented countries onto the LLM programme, the School of Law has decided on the following criteria:One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Banking and Finance Law LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM in Computer and Communications Law LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM in Insurance Law LLM in Intellectual Property Law LLM in International Business Law LLM in International Economic Law LLM in International Shipping Law LLM in Media Law LLM in Tax LawThe second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Competition Law LLM in Environmental Law LLM in European Law LLM in Human Rights Law LLM in Immigration Law LLM in Legal Theory LLM in Medical Law LLM in Public International LawIf you are not from one of the eligible countries listed here for the two Chevening/QMUL joint scholarships, please visit the Chevening website (http://www.chevening.org) to see if you are from one of their eligible countries, which would allow you to apply for any Queen Mary Postgraduate Taught Masters Law programmes or any LLM programme.
Value of Scholarship(s)
One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes listed below (see full details).The second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes (see full details).
The Chevening application deadline is 3 November 2015. Full details about entry criteria, how to apply, the Chevening selection process, interviews etc; can be found on http://www.chevening.org.To be considered for a Chevening / Queen Mary LLM Scholarship, candidates must hold a conditional or unconditional offer from Queen Mary for one of the above LLM programmes. Full details on academic entry requirements, online applications and frequently asked questions are available on the LLM programme pages.Chevening will arrange the selection process, compile the shortlisting and undertake the interviews in country and then provide feedback to Queen Mary University of London whom will make the final decision regarding the two successful recipients.
The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. View Website
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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