Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme offers an advanced training in legal theory and legal history; the modules offered allow students the chance to explore a variety of theoretical approaches to law, including comparative, feminist and literary ones; the programme also provides an essential grounding in the sources and methods for the modern history of law.

Course Modules

Modules include: Courts in comparative perspective; gender, law and the state: current legal issues; human rights of women; international and comparative social justice; legal theory in the common law tradition; medical jurisprudence; traditional knowledge and genetic resources; jurisprudence a; jurisprudence b; international human rights law; the legal mind: the practice and politics of legal reasoning; principles of regulation; punishment in England 1750'1950; cultural diversity and law; Asian and African legal systems; legal reasoning in theory and practice.

Course Additional Entry

A degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent); non'law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses; 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 5 years professional legal experience may also qualify.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £14,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £8,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM