Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Legal Theory

The programme offers an advanced training in legal theory and legal history; the modules offered allow students the chance to explore a variety of theoretical approaches to law, including comparative, feminist and literary ones; the programme also provides an essential grounding in the sources and methods for the modern history of law.

Entry requirements

A degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent); non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses; non-law graduates with good Honours, that have also obtained the equivalent of good Honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors� qualifying examination, may qualify; law graduates with high 2.2 Honours and at least 5 years professional legal experience may also qualify.

Course modules

Modules include: Courts in comparative perspective; gender, law and the state: current legal issues; human rights of women; international and comparative social justice; legal theory in the common law tradition; medical jurisprudence; traditional knowledge and genetic resources; jurisprudence a; jurisprudence b; international human rights law; the legal mind: the practice and politics of legal reasoning; principles of regulation; punishment in England 1750-1950; cultural diversity and law; Asian and African legal systems; legal reasoning in theory and practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 8,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A 3JB

Key information

Postgraduate Law Centre
Telephone number: 
020 7882 8092