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LLM Law (General)

Course Description

If you do not wish to select an LLM specialism, you can enrol on our general LLM. This will allow you to construct your own degree with a free choice of available options offered by the Law School, from across the public - private law spectrum.

Why study Law (General) at Dundee?

Dundee Law School offers a broad portfolio of private and public law LLM programmes reflecting the expertise of our academics; from International Commercial Law to Environmental Law and International Criminal Justice & Human Rights.

The Dundee LLM may be started in September or January, it may also be undertaken full time or part-time, wholly in Scotland or in both Scotland and France, if one of our innovative Joint LLM programmes is selected.

Whichever format and start date is chosen you will find that the Dundee LLM is academically rigorous and challenging. We have created programmes of legal merit and practical relevance which are composed of carefully selected modules, designed to inter-relate.

What's so good about Law (General) at Dundee?

In the Times Good University Guide 2012 Dundee Law School was placed 7th in the United Kingdom law school rankings, and we were ranked 1st in Scotland in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Dundee Law School was one of only two law schools in the United Kingdom to achieve a 100% international standard classification, with half of our submissions being graded internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment on is to provide high quality instruction, with a focus on matters of practical relevance, to prepare students for a successful legal career, whether at home or abroad.

Postgraduate culture

Dundee Law School prides itself as being a friendly Law School where all members of staff are accessible and students are treated as individuals and valued members of our legal community.

We offer all new students an induction programme at the start of each semester, to ensure that all students have the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems as well as core principles of public and private law.

We seek to integrate all LLM students into the life of the Law School, and invite you to all guest lectures and seminars. We also have an annual reading party to a beautiful country house location, where you are joined by senior staff and can work on academic skills and dissertation preparation.

"Studying at Dundee University helped me develop my legal writing, speaking, and analytical skills and as a result to become a real specialist in the legal field."
Margarita Khegay, LLM International Commercial Law, 2009

Who should study this course?

The programme will appeal to LLB qualified professionals who seek to up-skill, as well as practitioners who want to diversify.

This course has two start dates, one in September and one in January and can be taken as a full-time or part-time course. The full-time course lasts for 12 months, and the part-time course for 24.

How you will be taught

Students are taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions and tutorials.

What you will study

Students can choose from any of the modules offered as part of the School of Law LLM programmes, see our website for full course listings.

How you will be assessed

Substantive modules: continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in December and March/April. Compulsory dissertation: 12-15,000 words.


Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.

We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.

The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes. While many students study law in order to qualify to practise, the skills acquired in a law degree are also attractive to many prospective employers in professions such as:

The Police
Civil service

Find out more about legal careers from our Careers Service.

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

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Scrymgeour Scholarships - 4 Awards

£3,000 Scholarship towards tuition fee for applicants to taught & research LLM programmes, awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Applicants to taught & research LLM programmes in the School of Law.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Law at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.You must complete the form and return to Admissions and Student Recruitment, as per the instructions provided.You will be notified whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information



5% discount on advance payment of tuition fees - 20+ Awards

A 5% discount on tuition fees is applicable for international applicants who pay the full amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount on tuition fees


For international applicants who pay the full fee amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Application Procedure

You must pay the tuition fees due in advance, the full amount must be in the University of Dundee's bank account by the relevant date:Courses starting in September - full payment by 1st July.
Courses starting in January - full payment by 15th Novmber.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law, of at least upper second class or equivalent. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered. English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in the writing component (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

Course Fees

Home/EU 2016-2017 £4,500 OS 2016-2017 £12,950

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