Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$33,244

Course Overview

Our LLM course is a respected academic qualification recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. It focuses on our particular areas of expertise and offers a choice of eight specialist pathways or a general LLM qualification. We place particular emphasis on innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as comparative and international outlook.

Key benefits:

  • The Dickson Poon School of Law is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world.
  • Exceptional teaching reputation; unique, sought-after expertise with strong links to research coupled with connections with the wider London legal community.

One general and eight specialist LLM pathways:

  • Competition Law (CL)
  • European Law (EL)
  • Intellectual Property and Information Law (IP&IL)
  • International Business Law (IBL)
  • International Financial Law (IFL)
  • International Dispute Resolution (IDR)
  • International Tax Law (IT)
  • Transnational Law (TL)

Unrivalled location in the heart of legal London; based in the magnificent Somerset House East Wing on the Strand and minutes from the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and offices of major global law firms.

Who should take this course

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

Accreditation

LLM

Course content

Course structure:

Full-time students who complete the programme in one year will normally take modules totalling 180 credits. Part-time students are recommended to take 80 credits of taught modules in Year 1 and 40-60 credits of taught modules, plus a writing project in Year 2.

Required Modules:

All students are required to take one of the following writing projects:

  • Dissertation (40 credits) 10,000 word dissertation whereby you conduct research on an agreed research topic under the supervision of an academic staff member.
  • Dissertation (60 credits) 15,000 word dissertation whereby you conduct research on an agreed research topic under the supervision of an academic staff member.
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (40 credits)

The practice or research module is selected from a range of options that may typically include, for example:

  • Advanced EU Competition Law (CL)
  • International Investment Law and Policy (IBL/IFL/IDR)
  • Law and New Modes of Governance in the European Union (EL)
  • Transnational Digital Enforcement of Intellectual Property (IPIL)
  • International Tax Law: Transfer Pricing (IT)

Optional Modules:

In order to meet the 180 credit requirement, students must select at least 120-140 credits from a range of optional modules. Students who wish to specialise within a certain pathway must ensure that at least 120 credits are taken within that pathway. This can consist of optional modules alone or a combination of optional modules and a writing project, providing its content is relevant to the pathway. Students who select the General LLM are free to choose modules from all pathways.

Examples of modules available with the General LLM:

  • Analytical & Quantitative Methods for Lawyers (40 credits)

More examples of optional modules can be found on the pathway pages:

  • Competition Law (CL)
  • European Law (EL)
  • Intellectual Property and Information Law (IP&IL)
  • International Business Law (IBL)
  • International Financial Law (IFL)
  • International Dispute Resolution (IDR)
  • International Tax Law (IT)
  • Transnational Law (TL)

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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