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Queen Mary in Paris

LLM in Paris

This innovative LLM offers you teaching in English by Queen Mary academics. You'll benefit from our School of Law's prestige and an international setting. Our programme immerses you in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, ensuring you have the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in a global environment.

You can choose from several pathways in commercial law, leading to specialisms in banking and finance, dispute resolution, intellectual property or media and technology law. Our modules are taught in intensive blocks or evening and weekend classes allowing you to explore opportunities outside of your studies, such as an internship.

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Teaching and learning

The LLM in Paris is a 12-month Master of Laws programme, with a start date in either September or January.

Students are required to take 150 credits of taught modules and complete a 30-credit dissertation of 10,000 words, thereby fulfilling the requirement of 180 credits for the LLM. For a specialist LLM, at least 90 taught credits plus the dissertation should be in the relevant field of Law. In some cases, the International Business and Commercial Law LLM may have an optional dissertation. All teaching takes place at the University of London Institute in Paris, and all teaching and assessment is in English. 

Modules are taught usually over intensive daytimes blocks, or evening classes, with occasional Saturdays. The intensive classroom time allows students a more flexible timetable and to retain or undertake commitments outside LLM study. However, the LLM is a demanding programme, and modules should not be viewed in terms of the classroom time only. Queen Mary advises students to dedicate 10 notional hours per credit, including preparation, reading, self-study, research, revision, assessment, etc. The module should be viewed across the full semester, as students will have access to the module materials and information via our virtual learning environment from the beginning of the programme. 

You are part of a wide and dynamic student body. CCLS Paris LLM modules are available to students from various Queen Mary LLM programmes and you will find that you are sharing your modules with a number of different students from: 

LLM in Paris

January intake or September intake; full-time.

Sorbonne-Queen Mary Double LLM

Studying the January-June semester only with Queen Mary, then following the Sorbonne's element.

Paris Bar School

Taking the LLM in parallel to their Bar studies, by way of a partnership with the EFB.

Curriculum and assessment

The LLM comprises International Business and Commercial Law, with specialisms in Banking & Finance Law, Comparative & International Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law. We offer a wide range of modules within these areas, taught on an intensive basis, with support via an online learning environment.  

Module assessment is by written exams, coursework essays, presentations or oral reports. 

Read more details of indicative modules for this academic year.

In-sessional programmes

To support your LLM studies, we offer an in-sessional Critical Thinking & Writing in Law programme. This is an academic and legal English language support programme, that runs alongside the LLM at no extra cost and focuses on academic writing skills, research methodology, dissertation and proposal writing, and critical and analytical skills, amongst other things. While this class is mandatory for some students,  we expect that the majority of students take this class, at it is a very useful resource. 

How to apply

Applications are managed by Queen Mary’s central Admissions Office. These are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Submit your online application form

Once you have submitted your online application:

  • It will be acknowledged by Queen Mary Admissions, then the Queen Mary Admissions review process begins
  • Application checked by Queen Mary for academic and English language requirements. Anticipate up to four weeks and potential for communications from Admissions regarding documents submitted.
  • Preliminary decision from Admissions with applicant notified of Conditional or Unconditional offer as applicable
  • Applicant to accept offer via application portal
  • Applicants with a Conditional offer submit evidence and confirmation documents via application portal, once received
  • Further details regarding joining the programme are sent in due course. Note that you will need to pre-enrol in good time. 

Application checklist

  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • Evidence of English language ability (for non-native speakers)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One reference (preferably academic) 

Entry requirements

The standard entrance requirement is an upper-second class (2:1) Bachelor of Laws, which equates to a French Licence en Droit with an overall average of 12/20. International equivalents, depending on where you studied your Law degree, are also considered by our Admissions Office.  Applicants from non-law disciplines may be considered based on extensive relevant work experience.  

The English Language requirement is IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and no lower than 5.5 in any other sub-test. Alternative tests are accepted, such as TOEFL or Pearson Test of English. For any of these language tests, please ensure you take the Academic rather than the General stream. 

For students who score IELTS 7.0 overall but 6.5 in writing, or TOEFL 100 overall but 24 in writing, we are still able to accept this, to include mandatory attendance on our in-sessional Critical Thinking and Writing in Law programme. 

Fees and finance

The tuition fee for the LLM in Paris programme is a single fee, in EUROS, for all students regardless of tuition fee status, as listed on the programme page

Fees are collected by Queen Mary in London. Students are required to pay tuition fees before enrolment (please note that you should allow time for international bank transfer processing, and that bank charges may be incurred). The College’s Finance Department will send out invoices after you have completed the pre-enrolment task, and payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment.  

Although a minimum payment of 50 per cent is acceptable, payment of less than the full fee must be combined with setting up an approved payment plan which incurs a €60 administrative charge.  If you intend to pay in instalments: after making the payment of 50% of applicable tuition fees and the €60 charge, please email with your student number and payment plan request. Colleagues in the Fees Office will set up the payment plan and email it for you to sign and return a scanned copy by email.  

Read further information about fee payments, instalment plans, acceptable methods of payment and more.

Should you wish to pay prior to receiving the invoice, then this is possible by following the procedures for bank transfer or credit card payment, quoting your student ID number as the reference so that the monies can be correctly allocated. 

If you are a sponsored student, you will be required to provide to the Fees Office evidence from your sponsor - eg your School/Institute, recognised government agency or commercial sponsor - confirming their intention to pay your fees in full.   

Funding and scholarships

It is important to note that the LLM programmes in Paris are not currently eligible for the Postgraduate Student Loan, despite their being a UK qualification, since they do not take place in the UK and students will not normally be resident in the UK during the programme. 

Our students take various funding routes, depending on their circumstances. Some secure a Career Development Loan, or a personal bank loan. Some have a scholarship or partial scholarship, either from Queen Mary, their home government, or external sources. Others are privately funded, or sponsored by an employer, for example.  

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