The University of Law

University of Law

International Legal Practice

Study your LLM online and enhance your legal skills in a specialised practice area.

Choose from two online Master of Laws programmes:

  • Online LLM in Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)
  • Online LLM in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

Each programme will deliver a Masters-level insight into the different aspects of your chosen specialist area, combining online modules, research methods and related commercial topics. By studying one of our LLMs, you will be able to demonstrate your expert specialist knowledge to potential employers through your own dissertation on a specific area of current legal practice.

This is an online course, so no attendance at our centres is required. Choose to study either of our LLMs over a period of up to five years. This flexibility means you can fit your study around existing work or other commitments.

Entry requirements

UK undergraduate degree or international equivalent, or a Graduate Diploma in law, legal practice course, or bar vocational course/bar professional training course; non-law graduates should have have a basic grounding in common law. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in each component).

Course modules

LLM in Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

Compulsory modules:

  • International Arbitration Practice
  • Professional Practice Research Methods

A choice of two optional modules from:

  • International Intellectual Property Practice
  • International Commercial Law & Practice
  • International Competition/Anti-Trust Practice
  • International Joint Ventures

LLM in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

Compulsory modules:

  • International Intellectual Property Practice
  • Professional Practice Research Methods

Choose two of the following optional modules:

  • International Arbitration Practice
  • International Commercial Law & Practice
  • International Competition/Anti-Trust Practice
  • International Joint Ventures

Assessment methods

For each of the modules, there will be a Module Assignment requiring completion of a series of drafting tasks, and also the completion and submission of a portfolio in the subject area. The Research Methods module will be assessed by submission of a detailed written dissertation proposal. The dissertation (15,000 words) is assessed by submission of the dissertation itself.

Course fees

Please visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/llm/ for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 10 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 10 months
LLM Distance learning January 2017 - 1 years
LLM Full-time January 2017 - 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning no attendance required

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Key information

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Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
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