Since law is a vast and diverse subject, we offer a huge amount of flexibility in this general LLM programme. You also have the option of taking one of our specialist pathways that focus on different topics (see related courses below).
The pathways align to our major research strengths in areas like legal education, international legal research and human rights – but you can study modules from all these areas if you opt for the general LLM. Alongside the optional modules, you may choose to either write a 15,000 word dissertation or conduct a work-based project that will give you valuable experience of dealing with a specific legal issue in detail.
The General Law degree, offered by University of East London is perfect for lawyers and law graduates looking for career development, although all of our LLM courses can be studied by students without a background in law, since you will be trained in the necessary analytical and legal skills.
As such, the programme will also provide ideal training for paralegals, journalists, NGO and charity workers, policy advisors, consultants, lawyers, those working in business and finance or anyone who will benefit from a legal education in their career.
Your future career
If you already have a law career then this course gives you the chance to specialise with focused, professional training in the fields that interest you.
The course provides the opportunity to undertake a work-based project so you can gain practical experience and build professional links, while our renowned Law Clinic enables you to work on real legal cases with local people to enhance your clinical skills.
You can also study this course if you are a professional working in related areas and would benefit from an understanding of contemporary legal issues in business, human rights, international law and other fields.
A legal education is highly attractive to employers in any sector, as it demonstrates a huge range of transferable skills, an analytical intelligence, and an understanding of the regulatory frameworks that would apply to any business or organisation.
More informationVisit official programme website
- International Law: Problems and Process
- Dissertation Module OR Work-Based Project
- Advocacy, Interventions and Practice
- Regulation of Financial Markets
- International Law and Business
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesLegal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 330 other Masters in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2:2 Honours degree in any subject.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
International13680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13680 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £1,750 per 30 credit module
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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