Get a comprehensive overview of the major legal and theoretical issues concerning immigration law and policy from a domestic, comparative, European and international perspective with this fascinating LLM.
This programme enables you to understand the formal legal dimensions of immigration law as well as the more contextual political, historical and socio-legal dimensions. You will gain the most up-to-date knowledge of developments in international and comparative immigration and refugee law, and conduct critical analysis on concerns of professional communities involved in the field.
You will dissect a range of topics, from security and human rights to cultural diversity and asylum law. You'll be exposed to an array of experts whose research and policy work focuses on the issues at stake.
You will have the opportunity to take part in our Postgraduate essay writing competition, which promotes and supports research and study in the field of immigration, asylum and refugee law by young academics at LLM and PhD levels. There is also the opportunity to participate in a trip to Geneva to visit the international institutions including the UN, UNHCR and the International Red Cross Committee. You can read about the latest trip to the UN. You will have the option to attend a wide variety of careers events, such as our UNHCR Careers Session and our annual Migration and Asylum Law and Policy Meet and Greet.
Should students decide to organise the trip to Geneva, they will have to pay their own costs.
You will need to complete 180 credits in total:
Full year programme:
- 150 credits of taught modules
- 30 credits by dissertation of 10,000 words
- 120 credits of taught module
- 60 credits by dissertation of 15,000 words
As this is an accelerated programme, the workload will be greater than the full-time 1 year programme with reduced study breaks and may not be suitable for everyone.
Please see the link to the academic year plan for each of the start dates for an idea of the structure of the programme and key periods of assessment:
Note that part-time is only available for September entry. Part time study allows the student to complete the same number of credits as the full-time programme over a 2-year period.
Programme changes for 2020
At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.