School of Law

M105 LLB (Hons) Global Law (four years)

Generous grants available for full-year Erasmus+ exchange in China and India during 2018/19

Looking to gain international academic experience and to give your CV a competitive edge while benefitting from funding? This is a fantastic, life-changing opportunity to boost your employability and personalise your Law degree with niche international experience by studying at one of our Law partner institutions in China or India. Find out more.

With law firms all over the world expanding on an international scale, the LLB in Global Law gives selected students the opportunity to expand their legal portfolio beyond the UK. This programme encompasses an ever expanding selection of partner institutions and will allow you to experience a different country, study law in a different jurisdiction, and add invaluable assets to your CV.

You will study years one and two in London at Queen Mary, your third year studying law at one of our partner institutions, and then will return to Queen Mary for your final year. The structure of the course content taught at Queen Mary can be found on our LLB Law M100  pages.

Currently there are placements in Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Hong Kong; India; Japan; New Zealand; Singapore; and the United States.

You can now apply directly for LLB Global Law for 2017 entry onwards via UCAS. Anyone already holding an offer for an alternative LLB can now request to change to LLB Global Law by emailing

The fees for the third year of the programme are significantly lower, with Home/EU students paying 15 per cent of the usual cost and Overseas students responsible for 50 per cent tuition fees.

Partner Institutions

Argentina - Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires)

Torcuato di Tella is a private university focused on social sciences which aims to educate new generations of academic, social, political and business leaders. They are taught by top academics with world-class international experience. Knowledge of the Spanish language is a prerequisite for this placement.

Read more about Torcuato Di Tella Law School (in Spanish).

Australia – University of Queensland

One of the oldest universities in Australia, the University of Queensland is rated 51st in the world overall and has a “5 star plus” in the QS University Rankings for 2017. As a leading research and teaching institution, the University of Queensland stands at the 60th place worldwide in the Times Ranking of Universities for 2017. This programme also offers an opportunity to experience Brisbane’s young, vibrant and entrepreneurial community in this growing economic hub in the Asia Pacific region.

Learn more about studying at the University of Queensland Law School.

Brazil - University of São Paulo Faculty of Law

This is a great opportunity to study in the oldest and most prestigious Faculty of Law in Brazil. The University of Sao Paulo is constantly ranked among the best in Latin America and its Faculty of Law is located at the historical centre of a multicultural metropolis.

Find more about the University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Law.

Canada – Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (Toronto)

This opportunity will see a group of students head off to Toronto to study Law at world renowned Osgoode Hall, York University. The University is based in Toronto, recently ranked the best city in the world to live for young people according to the Economist and an index by YouthfulCities. Osgoode Hall is one of the top law schools in Canada and has been ranked 51st in the world for the last three years in the QS rankings.

You can find out more about being an international student at Osgoode Hall by visiting the York University, Canada web pages.

China - East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai)  

With many UK and US law firms expanding into Asia, China is a great place to go on a year abroad. Students will have the opportunity to study at two leading Chinese Law Schools:

The East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPS) which is based in China’s biggest city, Shanghai. Find out more about ECUPS.

China – Renmin University of China (Beijing)  

RUC was founded in 1950 and is considered one of China’s leading law schools. It has been ranked number one on three successive occasions in an assessment carried out every four years by the Ministry of Education in China.

At RUC you would be one of 70 exchange students from all over the world, a great opportunity to meet others in the same position as you as well as local Chinese students.To find out more, visit the Renmin Law School website.

Hong Kong – University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hardly any programme offers as great a chance to meet people from all over the globe and learn from highly acclaimed academics as this one. HKU is a world leader in social sciences. According to 2017 QS University Rankings it is the 2nd best university in Asia, 11th best worldwide for social sciences, and 18th for law. HKU is also 3rd most international university in the world according to the Times Ranking of Universities for 2017.

Find out more about the studying at HKU Faculty of Law.

India - Jindal Global Law School (National Capital Region of Delhi) and National Law School of India University (Bangalore)

This excellent opportunity offers QMUL law students the possibility of spending two semesters at two different leading Indian law schools. The first semester is spent at the Jindal Global Law School which is part of the Jindal Global University and is based in the National Capital Region of Delhi. The second semester is spent at the National Law School of India University in Bangalore.

You can find out more about Jindal Global Law School and the National Law School of India University in India.

Japan - Kobe University Faculty of Law 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Japanese legal system and experience Japanese culture. Kobe University is a leading institution and one of largest national universities in Japan. It was ranked as 65th best university in Asia by QS World University Rankings for 2016.

Find out more about Kobe Faculty of Law.

New Zealand - University of Auckland Faculty of Law

This placement offers a unique chance to study in New Zealand’s economic and cultural hub and at its largest, most comprehensive and most highly ranked university. Auckland Law School is 36th best law school in the world with a “5-star plus” rating, and is among the top 30 of the QS Best Student Cities, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2017. Auckland also ranks 3rd in the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

Learn more about Auckland Law School.

Singapore - National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of the world’s leading universities as illustrated by its position of respectively 12th and 26th in the latest QS World University Rankings and THES World University Rankings. Its Law School was rated 16th in the latest QS World University Rankings by subject.

See the following link for further information on NUS.

USA – University of Texas School of Law (Austin)

This strand of the LLB Global Law programme will give you the opportunity to live and study for the year in Texas, USA. The University of Texas is ranked 28th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education. Students can be sure of both an excellent standard of education and a great experience, with the city of Austin growing every popular both in the US and overseas.

You can find out more about the city of Austin and the University of Texas in Austin.