University of London - Queen Mary (QMUL)
Queen Mary, University of London
LLM Programme Coordinator
67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3JB
Queens Building, main campus
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
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.
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.
Students at induction week
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.
· 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 -new specialism for September 2014
· 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
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.
Academics taking part in research
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
LLM Class in action!
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
Current LLM students whom won
internships at the British Institute of
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 FeesFees for 2014-15
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:
School of Law Scholarship Winners
inc. Chevening, Commonwealth,
Jean Monnet October 2012
The Postgraduate Law School
and Centre for Commercial Law
Studies in Lincoln's Inn Fields
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
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
Current PG Intellectual Property
students and QM staff at EIPIN
event Strasbourg, 2013
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.
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 ProgramInterdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) - Summer School
Language Labs used for the
Pre-Sessional English Courses
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Queen Mary (QMUL) LLM Group
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LLM Queen Mary Class of 2008/2009
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