University of East London

University of East London


The programme is to provide a range of local, national, international and global themes for study in a critical legal perspective; it provides considerable freedom to individual students to devise their own programme by choosing from the varied options available; students, thus, have the opportunity to link previous or current experience to academic inquiry; it engender excellent research and writing skills based on stronger foundations and better understanding of the role of law in a contemporary context; the objective of the programme is to promote better understanding of law related frameworks in areas such as human rights, international law, development, refugees, minority rights and Islam.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in law, social sciences or humanities or another appropriate discipline (or recognised international equivalent). IELTs 6.5 with 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Modules include: Current issues and research in international law; international human rights; international refugee law; globalisation; Islamic legal cultures; feminist legal theory; law of armed conflict; law and development; Islamic legal theories; law and policy in the Middle East; international environment law; Islam and human rights; legal theory; law of the World Trade Organisation; international criminal law; regulation of transnational corporations; work-based project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework; students take four modules of 30 credits each for which they submit their coursework of approximately 7,000 words at the end of the semester; the LLM dissertation accounting for 60 credits involves a 15,000 word essay; the full time students normally complete the 180 credits requirements in one academic year while part time students complete the same in two years.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 1,333 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 1,333 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Square Stratford Newham E15 1NF South East

Key information

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