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School of Law

Postgraduate law programmes

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London offers programmes across a wide range of specialisms and postgraduate qualifications, including PhD, LLM, MSc and Diploma degrees.

Queen Mary LLM students sat in class with laptops at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.We are the largest postgraduate law school in Europe, with over 20 specialist programmes and over 200 legal modules to choose from to shape your programme to your unique interests and career aspirations.

Whichever programme you decide to follow, you will be dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Taught by leading experts in their legal field, our programmes enable you to gain an advanced and thorough understanding of key and current issues in your chosen field.

London LLM programmes

*If you apply for the Master of Laws your final degree certificate will show Master of Laws. If you wish your degree to show expertise in a specific area of law then you should apply for one of our specialised LLM programmes.

London LLM modules

View the full list of modules available on each programme.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Law

As an LLM student, you will also have the option to join the Critical Thinking and Writing in the Law course. This is a specialised series of interactive lectures designed to improve your legal writing and research skills, focusing on academic legal writing, interpreting legal sources, critical analysis, and essay and dissertation writing.

International LLM programmes

Paris LLM

The Paris LLM programme offers you the innovative opportunity to gain a Queen Mary LLM, taught by Queen Mary academics, in English, in the heart of Paris. You have option to study a range of subjects, or choose to follow one of our five key specialisms:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business and Commercial Law
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

Find out more about the Paris LLM programme.

Sorbonne Law School - Queen Mary University of London Double LLM

This 18-month bilingual programme offers you the opportunity to combine Queen Mary University of London’s LLM in International Business Law with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne’s LLM in French and European Law. This is a unique opportunity to study international and comparative business law in French and English at two renowned institutions.

Find out more about the Sorbonne Law School - Queen Mary University of London Double LLM.

Commercial Law Dual LLM in London and Singapore

Study commercial law in two major commercial hubs: London and Singapore. Gain a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore and, through your intensive specialist study in London, an in-depth understanding of commercial law and its application to everyday practice. You will gain two LLMs from two renowned institutions: Queen Mary University of London and the Singapore Management University.

Find out more about the Commercial Law Dual LLM (London and Singapore) LLM.

PhD and MRes programmes

PhD

Our PhD programme allows you to specialise in virtually any field of law whilst being supervised by our esteemed academic staff who are world class experts in their fields. Through training courses and special seminars, you will be fully involved in our international community, to help you develop your skills as a researcher and gain a vital interdisciplinary outlook.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Law

As a PhD law student at Queen Mary, you will also have the option to join the Critical Thinking and Writing in the Law course. This is a specialised series of interactive lectures designed to improve your legal writing and research skills, focusing on academic legal writing, interpreting legal sources, critical analysis, and essay and dissertation writing.

MRes programmes

Our MRes programmes are pre-doctoral training programmes designed to provide a critical, research-led approach to the study of aspects of law, together with training in the key research skills appropriate for doctoral-level study. We offer four specialist MRes programmes:

Visiting Research Student Scheme

Our Visiting Research Student Scheme is for doctoral research students who are pursuing studies at another institution but wish to undertake research at The School of Law as part of their doctoral work. The minimum period of registration is two months and the maximum is one year.

MSc programmes

If you are looking for a career in the legal industry but do not have a legal background, our MSc programmes offer a unique opportunity to study law without the LLB required for an LLM.

Law and Finance MSc

The Law and Finance MSc will equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical tools needed to gain a thorough understanding of global economics and finance, and how this area is regulated by law. Such interdisciplinary skills are needed in order to manage the financial crisis and regulate the market effectively. View modules on the Law and Finance MSc.

Management of Intellectual Property MSc

Intellectual Property Law has become an interdisciplinary field comprised of law, engineering, medical science, economics, and numerous other fields. The Management of Intellectual Property MSc explores the foundations of this area of law with relation to patents, trade marks and the other core areas within this field. You can also gain professional accreditation from the Intellectual Property Regulation Board.

Intellectual Property, Data and Information Law MSc

The Intellectual Property, Data and Information Law MSc is a programme designed for non law graduates who wish to acquire legal knowledge in areas relevant to the creative industries, including the data and computer industries but also sectors such as music, publishing or film. All students take compulsory modules in the core IP disciplines (copyright and designs law; patent law). In addition, students will have much flexibility to select a range of modules.

Regulation and Compliance MSc

The Regulation and Compliance MSc teaches you the fundamentals of the regulatory framework and provides a more focused approach to compliance in various markets. You will investigate compliance issues in the UK, EU, and global markets.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Law

As an MSc law student, you will also have the option to join the Critical Thinking and Writing in the Law course. This is a specialised series of interactive lectures designed to improve your legal writing and research skills, focusing on academic legal writing, interpreting legal sources, critical analysis, and essay and dissertation writing.

Diploma and Certificate programmes

Our Postgraduate Law Diploma and Certificate programmes give you the chance to again a valuable legal qualification for a reduced number of credits and more flexibility.

Diplomas

Certificates

Online and distance learning programmes

A flexible alternative to on-campus study, our online learning programme allows you to study an LLM, PGDip or PGCert from anywhere.

Technology, Media and Communications Law Online programmes

Take a look at the full list of modules for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Online Learning programmes.

Short and associate courses

Dresden Intellectual Property Programme

This programme is exclusive between Queen Mary University of London and The Technical University of Dresden and forms a part of the Master in Intellectual Property Law, offered by the Technical University Dresden.

CCLS Associate Programmes

If you are in your final or penultimate year of a law degree or J.D. (Juris Doctor), or suitably have the option to incorporate legal academic study at Queen Mary into your home institution’s academic programme, then you can join us for a semester in London to study law modules from our prestigious LLM programme.

Executive Education

We offer a variety of programmes and approaches, designed to provide practitioners, leaders and organisations the skills to evolve and means to excel. Our approach is to apply new best practices adapted to live, online and blended environments, to continuously improve your learning experience. The open and bespoke programmes bring our faculty's thought leadership to practitioners and aims at ensuring that organisations reach their strategic and developmental goals. Find out more about Executive Education.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Find out everything you need to know about the applying to study postgraduate law at Queen May.

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