Since law is a vast and diverse subject, we offer a huge amount of flexibility in this General Law LLM programme at University of East London. You also have the option of taking one of our specialist pathways that focus on different topics.
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 course 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.
The programme also offers an optional placement year, following your first year. Placements will be provided and supported either by us or a partner organisation where you'll gain worthwhile and practical real-world experience in handling issues relating to aspects of social welfare law. This is a unique and exceptional opportunity for you to work in law. International students wanting to do the Placement year must indicate so upon application.
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.
- Law of International Finance
- Financial Crime and Corporate Criminal Liability
- International Corporate Governance
- The Law of the World Trade Organisation and Globalisation
- International Criminal Law
- International Environmental Law
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesInternational Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 472 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.
International14340 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14340 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: Full time 1/2 years £11,100; Part time £1,850 / 30 credit module
- International Full time, 1 year £14,760
- Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £2,000
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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