School of Law

LLM Year Planner

The LLM programmes can be taken either full-time (over a year) or part-time (over two years). The LLM academic year runs from September to September.

LLM Academic Calendar for 2018-19

Enrolment and Induction
14 September -  28 September 2018
  • College enrolment will take place on 14 -16 September (appointments can be booked through the pre-enrolment task which will be sent to you in late August) or with the LLM group on Monday 17 September (provisional). If you do not book a slot 14-17 September, details of when you can enrol on 17 September will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the programme.
  • Induction events will be held over a two-week period from Tuesday 18 September until Friday 28 September.
  • A draft programme of events will be available on the induction section of the website later in the summer. A draft programme of induction events will be available on a special Induction section of the website later in the summer. The first week of induction includes our 4 residential trips to Cumberland Lodge – information on which will be emailed to all students later in the summer. (Trips allocated on first come first served basis) Look out for your email!
Semester One: 1 October to 14 December 2018 (11 weeks)
1 October 2018

Teaching begins. During this period you will be attending lectures and tutorials. After one week of teaching you will need to select the taught module elements for your programme of study. The induction programme is designed to assist you with this process. In December, you will have to submit a provisional title and outline of your required dissertation, in the area of your LLM programme.

Winter vacation Winter vacation runs from 15 December 2018 until 6 January 2019. This will be a three-week break from teaching. You will want to use this time to consolidate and develop the work you have done in your first semester and finalise any Semester 1 assessment essays due in January - and to have a rest!
Semester Two: 7 January to 22 March 2019 (11 weeks)
7 January 2019 Start of Semester Two. You will be attending your Semester 2 modules and working with your allocated supervisor on your dissertation.
Spring vacation Between the end of Semester two and the start of the examination period, there will be a four/five week break. This will be a vital time for you to revise and develop your thoughts ahead of any examinations and to finalise any Semester 2 essays due in April.
Semester Three: 22 April to 9 June 2019 (or on completion of exams if later)
22 April 2019 Start of Semester Three - no regular teaching. Some revision classes and dissertation support seminars will be available. It is important that students remain on campus where possible during this period to continue with their research for the compulsory dissertation and to take advantage of any additional support provided.
Mid Jan and mid April 2019

Assessment and Examination period

Students who have opted for modules that include a course essay assessment component will have to submit their work either in Jan or April (or sometimes both). See module overview on website for more information – actual dates to be confirmed.

Late February 2019 Results of Semester One assessments are normally available.
29 April - 7 June 2019 (dates to be confirmed) Examination period for modules assessed by formal examinations, typically a two or three-hour unseen paper. Some modules may use different assessment methods, which will be made clear during the module selection process and is also noted on the module descriptions on this website.
Mid July 2019 Provisional Marks for Exams and Semester Two course essays will be available.
Mid-June to early-August 2019 Dissertation writing up and completion period.
14 August 2019 (provisional date) You will need to submit your dissertation for marking.
August 2019 (dates to be confirmed) This is the Summer resit period for students who need to retake an exam or resubmit a failed course essay. Usually over a two week period in early August.
Late October 2019 Results time! You will be notified of your results via your individual MYSIS (online student information system) very soon after the meeting of the LLM Board of Examiners in October.
December 2019 Graduation ceremonies. Many LLM students return to Queen Mary University of London for a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievement with family and friends.
LLM residential induction
LLM Cumberland Lodge induction


Throughout your Studies and Beyond

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