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University of London - Queen Mary (QMUL)
School of Law (Lincoln's Inn Fields Campus)
Queen Mary, University of London
LLM Programme Coordinator
Susan Sullivan
67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

The University

Queens Building, main campus
Mile End

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions and belongs to the Russell Group of leading UK universities. With 17,840 students from over 125 jurisdictions and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

Queen Mary has been ranked in the top 14 universities in the UK and in the top 150 in the world. Five Nobel Prize Winners have come from Queen Mary and our staff members have been honoured by election to Fellowships of the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Medical Science and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Law School

LLM Students at Cumberland Lodge
, near Windsor Castle, for induction

We are one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the country, with over 850 postgraduate law students, from over 85 jurisdictions and benefit from a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. The School of Law has consistently been
ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research, and many of
our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs,
both in the UK and overseas.

Links with industry and the legal community

Here what leading Partners from law firms including Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance, barristers, QCs and industry experts have to say about Postgraduate law studies at Queen Mary.

A Partner from Kilburn & Strode talking specifically about IP at the CCLS, focusing on the MSc and PG Cert in IP for patent and trade mark attorneys

We pride ourselves in having close links and holding events with London law firms and the Inns of Court, contributing to your networking opportunities and employability by key players in the legal field, here in London and abroad.For example we have an annual IT law essay prize competition with Preiskel & Co LLP and regularly hold joint lectures with leading law firms including the annual 'Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and School of International Arbitration Lecture' and the annual 'Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law Conference by Crowell & Moring LLP and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy.Consequently our programmes blend academic issues with practical skills, drawing on the expertise of visiting fellows and practitioners. Based on the English common law system, they also have a strong comparative and international perspective.

Research areas

The School of Law at Queen Mary has two well established units, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies(CCLS) and the Department of Law, each with distinct research strengths. Both have international research excellence, reflected in the numerous centres, institutes
and research project websites (www.law.qmul.ac.uk/research/centres/) which have attracted high profile research projects such as the Cloud Computing research project funded by Microsoft, and high profile involvement in the multinational interdisciplinary research project
'EU Action to Fight Environmental Crime' (EFFACE) funded by the European Commission.

The Program

Students at induction week

Whether you wish to study full or part time in London, by distance learning or in Paris, the School of Law offers a rich and wide range of LLM and related taught masters programmes tailored to suit your academic, personal and professional requirements.

London LLM Programme
The UK's largest LLM programme with 21 specialisms and a wide range of modules offers
you a broad and liberal learning experience, commencing annually in September, available full or part time.

General LLM

Specialist programmes

· Banking and Finance Law
· Commercial and Corporate Law
· Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
· Competition Law
· Computer and Communications Law
· Economic Regulation
· Energy and Natural Resources Law
· Environmental Law
· European Law
· Human Rights Law
Immigration Law
· Insurance Law
· Intellectual Property Law
· International Business Law
International Shipping Law
· Legal Theory
. Media Law
· Medical Law
· Public International Law
· Public Law
· Tax Law

To see an overview of all of courses, please visit: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/llm/programmes/index.html#ra…

Interdisciplinary Taught Masters courses in Law, Economics and Finance

In addition to the MSc Law and Finance programme, from 2012 we have also offered a new Interdisciplinary LLM in Law and Economics, which is also taught jointly by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary.

It is a specialist programme which aims to provide rigorous training in theoretical and applied economic analysis as a means of analysing law and the legal framework. It is designed for students with a strong academic background in Law or Economics.

Full details - www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/llmlaweconomics/index.html

The MSc Law and Finance aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical tools needed to gain a thorough understanding of the global economy and finance, and how it is regulated by law. Students follow LLM modules, alongside finance related courses offered by the School of Economics and Finance.

Students follow one of four pathways:

MSc Law and Finance - main programme
Specialist Pathways:
A - Banking and Financial Services
B - Law and Financial Regulation
C - Law and Corporate Finance

Full details: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/msc_law_finance/index.html

Paris LLM Programme

For students unable to attend the London LLM Programme but based in Paris, France, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies also offers the Paris LLM Programme, taught in English
by Queen Mary academics, visiting lecturers from leading French law firms and other prestigious schools and universities, students can choose one of the following

LLM in Banking and Finance Law
LLM in International Business Law
LLM in International Dispute Resolution
and Economic Law
LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Offered in block teaching and evening modes, this innovative programme provides students with in-depth immersion in commercial law from comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework. Paris Bar School students (EFB) can validate the LLM as part of their training (PPI).

Students may also opt to earn some of their credits for the Paris LLM by taking
some Computer and Communications Distance Learning modules.

The Programme is taught at the University of London Institute in Paris.


Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law

In addition for students interested in areas such as cloud computing, data protection, cyber crime, regulation, we also offer an interactive Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law, with optional residential weekend.


The Faculty

Academics taking part in research

Our academics

You will benefit from the vast expertise and knowledge of our academics, many of whom are also practitioners, and act as advisers to governments, international organisations, and companies.

In the past year academics have either acted as advisors or given papers
at numerous high level conferences organised by leading organisations including the UN, European Commission,Max Planck Institute, World Bank, Peking University, HM Treasury & HM Revenue and Customs, Dell, Microsoft, PwC, the Hague, the House of Lords
and the American Bar Association.

Our academics have authored numerous books, chapters and journals including the 'Queen Mary Intellectual Property Journal' and the 'Law and Economics Yearly Review' and regularly comment in the media, including the BBC, The Financial Times (FT) The Economist and The Times Higher Education.

You will also benefit from external contributions from leading practitioners, judges, industry experts and other academics,and the networking opportunities that these visits provide.

To find out more, including information on staff and visiting staff research interests, please visit: law.qmul.ac.uk/people

Entry Requirements

LLM Class in action!

Admission is based solely on academic merit. The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme (London or Paris) is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class Honours (or equivalent).

For students applying for the joint LLM in Law and Economics or MSc Law and Finance programme, a 2.1 or equivalent honours degree in law or economics is required and/or relevant professional qualification and/or experience.

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 five years professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses.

For students with International qualifications, please visit: www.qmul.ac.uk/international. If your country is not represented, please contact the LLM Administrator, Sue Sullivan directly on [email protected]

English Language Requirements

All students from countries where English is not the first language must supply an IELTS or Pearsons Test of Academic English (PTE) language test result or equivalent. If you took your degree overseas and were taught in the English medium but your country'’s main language is not English, you still have to provide a language score. The standard of English language used varies from region to region and indeed from university to university. It is therefore vital that all such students provide English language scores. If you have not yet taken an IELTS test or equivalent at the application stage, you should still apply. If your IELTS results are not yet available, you could be made a conditional offer, subject to our normal academic requirements.
You should bear in mind however that should your score be lower than our full requirement we may be able to assist you with pre-sessional language training (in the summer prior to the LLM). You should therefore provide a language score in good time.

More information of our language requirements can be found on:


Please also see section 'Pre-LLM Course' below

Application Procedure

Current LLM students whom won
internships at the British Institute of
Human Rights

In order to apply, you must supply:

a transcript of your law degree marks

any other supporting qualifications

one reference letter

proof of English language proficiency (you can apply first and submit your language score later).

As we do not interview prospective students, these documents will form the basis of any decision made.


Tuition and Fees

Fees for 2015-16

Standard LLM London Programme
LLM in Law and Economics
MSc Law and Finance (Joint programmes between CCLS and School of Economics and Finance)

Home/EU students -Full Time -£12,600
Home/EU students -Part Time - £6,300

Non Home/EU students Full Time -£18,000
Non Home/EU students Part Time -£9,000

Paris LLM Programme

Home/EU students -Full Time -£10,600
Home/EU students -Part Time - £5,300

Non Home/EU students Full Time -£16,000
Non Home/EU students Part Time -£8,000

Full details can be found here:

Financial Aid

School of Law Scholarship Winners
inc. Chevening, Commonwealth,
Jean Monnet October 2012

The School of Law is offering the following funding opportunities for 2015 entry:

Full tuition fee only waivers for the London LLM Programme to four overseas students and six Home/EU students for full time study

Important: You must apply by the 23 February 2015 for the LLM Programme if you wish to be considered for the LLM London scholarships. Scholarship application deadline -1st March 2015.

Two partial scholarships for the Paris LLM Programme -one for the January and one for the September intake open to all full and part time students of all nationalities worth £5,000 each.

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) / EFB Partial Scholarship

CCLS, in conjunction with the Ecole de Formation du Barreau (EFB -the Paris Bar School), is offering one partial scholarship of £7500 to students who are either already registered with the EFB, or who have passed / expect to pass the entrance exam and are due to enrol in January 2015.

In addition, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance are offering the following to all all nationalities for full time study:

Three 50% of the tuition fee partial fee waivers for the joint LLM in Law and Economics

Four partial fee waivers worth 1/3 of the tuition fee for the MSc Law and Finance programme

Full details including deadlines and application forms and criteria can be found here:


The Postgraduate Law School
and Centre for Commercial Law
Studies in Lincoln's Inn Fields
, Holborn

The Postgraduate Law Centre at Lincoln's Inn Fields is the home of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and a base for LLM teaching and postgraduate research students.

The School of Law building in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn is in the heart of ‘legal London’, close to many law firms, chambers and the Courts of Justice and conveniently located for the University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and its postgraduate library. IALS is one of the leading law libraries in Europe, available to all our PG law students, providing access to many specialist law databases.

Holborn (located in Zone 1) is also a very lively area with numerous cafes, shops, galleries, museums and theatres within walking distance or easily accessible from the tube.


Mile End Student Village

The Mile End campus is just 20 minutes away from central London or six stops on the central line from Holborn. The only college of the University of London to offer a fully integrated campus in central London , so you can live, study and socialise all in one place. We currently have 1930 bedroom places in mixed sex self-catering residences on or near the Mile End Campus.

All accommodation on campus is in modern, self-catered flats. All rooms are single and most have ensuite (private) bathroom facilities. Typically rooms are grouped in flats for between 4 and 11 students with shared kitchen facilities.

All rooms are carpeted, equipped with a single bed, wash basin, wardrobe, fridge, bookshelves, desk, chair, desklamp and storage space, data points for (free) internet connections. Shared Kitchens are equipped with refrigerators/freezers, cookers, storage cupboards, food preparation and dining areas.

All Queen Mary housing is fully integrated so you will be sharing with other students both from the UK and other countries around the world. All accommodation is centrally heated and fees are inclusive of all heating and electricity charges.


How to Apply and When

It is VERY important that you do not leave applying for a place in halls to the summer, as although priority is given to International students, there are not enough rooms for all Queen Students. You can apply once you have applied and have been made either a Conditional or Unconditional Offer:


University of London Intercollegiate halls

Queen Mary has an allocation of approximately 125 places reserved in University of London Intercollegiate halls for first year undergraduates and first year postgraduates, full year associates, IFC and SEFP students. Located in Central London close to its popular cinemas, theatres and museums, these halls offer the opportunity to meet students from other Colleges of the University of London, whilst still being within 30 minutes traveling time of the Mile End campus.

It is vital to apply very early for this.


Alternative Providers for Families and Couples


Student Life

Current PG Intellectual Property
students and QM staff at EIPIN
event Strasbourg, 2013

The main Queen Mary Mile End campus offers both award-winning student accommodation, along with all the facilities you would expect from a leading university, including the main Library, computer clusters, catering and laundry facilities, medical and dental centres, a gym and 24-hour security. Mile End is a bustling and cosmopolitan neighbourhood adjacent to the financial centres of the City of London (Liverpool Street) and Docklands (Canary Wharf) with many affordable places to eat and socialise and historic locations to explore. Brick Lane, Old Street, Spitalfields Market etc)

Around Holborn, you will also find a vast array of cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, theatres, gyms and shops all of which are within easy walking distance.

College Support

The Queen Mary College Advice and Counselling Service is available to all Postgraduate students, and can help with finance advice and support with personal problems. All students can register with the College Health Centre too. This offers information, advice and guidance on a range of practical issues including financial problems related to study costs and international students issues. Queen Mary also offers a Counselling Service which is free and confidential to any registered student. Support for mature students is also offered and further information on all these services can be found at: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk

Specific support offered to PG law students - extra curriculum activities

Mooting and essay competitions

We actively encourage students to participate and those selected are provided with guidance and support by relevant academics to prepare for a range of events or essay competitions including the Annual Wilhelm C.Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna,
the Oxford IP Moot, the European Law Moot Court and the annual IT law essay prize competition with Preiskel & Co LLP.


Queen Mary's Careers team organise a number of events, featuring representatives from top UK and international law firms, to help students understand the legal job market and
decide on the most appropriate career route after graduation.

Students can also take advantage of a wide range of other careers events and services to gain more information about law and non-law careers and receive advice on job hunting
and applications. For more information, see:


Highlights from 2012-13 include:

Linklaters LLP: LLM Programmes at UK Law firms

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP: Interview Skills: An Employer?s view

CEO, International Compliance Association & Representative from the Bank of England:
A Career in Compliance

Presenting Pitching and Influencing with Eversheds LLP

Linklaters LLP: Interview Techniques ? an Employers view

Weil LLP: Mock Interview Sessions

Freshfields LLP: Mock Interview Sessions

Speakers from the EC Representation to UK

Representative from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
EU Careers Evening

Separate presentations, CV workshop and interview skills given to dispute resolution students by Jepson Holt Consulting and Dentons LLP


In 2012-13, the School of Law has arranged for numerous unique work-experience opportunities for our Postgraduate Law students including:

Work-shadow The Hon. Justice Blair at the High Court

Work-shadow Sir Bernard Rix in the Court of Appeal when he was Lord Justice of Appeal

A summer internship with the United Nations (UNCTAD) Geneva

Summer work experience position with Edwards Wildman LLP in Insurance Law

Summer internships with EDF Trading in (1) the Regulatory Department and (2) the Credit Risk Management Department

A summer internship with Preiskel & Co LLP

A Summer Work experience position with Stobbs & Co ?IP/Patents Firm, Cambridge

A Summer internship with Promontory Financial Group

Summer internships at the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)

An arbitration internship at WilmerHale LLP

An arbitration internship at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

An internship with ICC Court of Arbitration

One research associate and two editing positions assisting Professor Julian Lew QC

Two month data protection internships with Promontory Financial Group for 2 students

Queen Mary's School of Law-General Partner of ELSA

Queen Mary law students, regardless of nationality, are entitled to membership of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) -the world's largest independent law students' association - and many of our current and former students are ELSA members, benefitting
from their extensive network of contacts. www.elsa.org

Summer Program

Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) - Summer School

Pre-LLM Course

Language Labs used for the
Pre-Sessional English Courses

The Queen Mary Language Centre offers a range of Pre-Sessional English Courses based on an applicant's English language results, to help students develop their command of English and academic communication, so that by the end of the course, a student's level of English meets the high standards required to undertake the LLM Programme.


Program Information

Full-Time, Part-Time
  • General LLM
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law
  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Competition Law
  • LLM in Computer and Communications Law
  • LLM in Economic Regulation
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • LLM in Environmental Law
  • LLM in European Law
  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Insurance Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in International Shipping Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • LLM in Legal Theory
  • LLM in Media Law
  • LLM in Medical Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Public Law
  • LLM in Tax Law
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law (in Paris; see separate listing)
  • LLM in International Business Law (in Paris; see separate listing)
  • LLM in International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law (in Paris; see separate listing)
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law (in Paris; see separate listing)
  • MSc Law and Finance
  • MSc Law and Finance (Banking and Financial Services)
  • MSc Law and Finance (Law and Financial Regulation)
  • MSc Law and Finance (Law and Corporate Finance)
  • MSc Management of Intellectual Property
  • Postgraduate Diplomas
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice
Program Features
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
By Research
  • MA by Research in Law
  • PhD
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
Distance Learning
  • LLM in Computer and Communications Law (see separate listing)
  • Diploma in Computer and Communications Law
  • University of London External LLM (see separate listing)
  • Diploma in Computer and Communications Law
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Diploma in International Mediation (ADR)
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website

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