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General Law, LL.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The General Law course at Kingston University offers you an exciting opportunity to gain a solid postgraduate education in law at the same time as boosting your professional career, through development of your research, analytical and practical skills.

Overview

The General Law course at Kingston University is a flexible, rigorous masters programme: you can take modules at a high academic level in any area of law that interests you. We combine excellent, rigorous academic teaching with opportunities to engage with the professional world and to develop your professional network.

In addition to the Department of Law's team of highly skilled academics - some of them also combining teaching with legal practice - lectures are taught by experienced practitioners. 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.

Where this course will take you

Your LLM in General Law is a demonstration of your skills, determination and expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to work in government, international organisations and NGOs, and find roles as in-house legal advisers. Your specialism will help you progress your career in corporate law, financial law, or towards becoming a solicitor or barrister.

For practising legal professionals, an LLM will help you improve and focus your career towards the areas that interest you most. You will expand the scope of your knowledge and use your dissertation as an opportunity to carry out independent research in the area that interests you most.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Company Law
  • EU Environmental Law
  • Evidence and Arbitral Awards
  • Family Mediation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply for this course, you need:

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union
  • LLM part time £4,620

Overseas (not EU)

  • LLM part time £7,755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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