The University of London LLM Programme

The University of London is truly one of the great universities of the world. A federation of 19 world-class Colleges and 10 specialist institutes, its reputation for high academic standards has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of its Colleges since 1836. University of London degrees are recognised internationally by governments, universities, employers and professional bodies as being of the highest academic quality.

Postgraduate Laws LLM

Since 1858, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London International Programmes, the longest standing flexible and distance learning programmes in the world. Over the years, many exceptional people who have studied with the University of London International Programmes have shaped our world. Former students include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. Today, the University of London International Programmes is truly international in character with over 52,000 students in more than 190 countries. Academic direction for all of the courses offered through the University of London International Programmes is provided by Colleges of the University. Academics at these Colleges develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. This means that students benefit from the academic rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the Colleges.  It also ensures that the standard of award made to International Programmes students is maintained at the same level as the standard of award made to students studying at one of the Colleges of the University. In the case of the Graduate Laws Programme academic direction is provided by University College London and Queen Mary, University of London

Upon successful completion of their studies, students are awarded a University of London degree. Although the standards of these awards are maintained at the same level as the standards of awards made to students studying at one of the Colleges of the University of London, the awards are distinct from degrees or other qualifications awarded by these Colleges.

The certificate that students receive following graduation will state that the student was registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree or CertHE Common Law. It will also state that examinations were conducted by the University of London Law Schools.

Programme Structure

In order to complete the LLM course the student is required to complete 4 courses that comprises 16 modules.

Why Pursue an Masters Degree?

Legal practice is continually developing and evolving as a result of a global structure that is itself experiencing rapid cultural and social changes and advances. Whilst studying for a Master’s Degree from the University of London, you’ll come across, examine and experience real-world samples and illustrations to develop and enhance your understanding of how this revolution is mirrored in financial, banking and corporate practices and the way that we do business, as well gain an in depth knowledge of the legal structures that govern their day to day working and which is used to regulate them. The University of London is known for its world class gold standard degrees and Department of Law is well known both for its interdisciplinary approaches to legal scholarship and its contextual approach to legal study. With a graduate degree from the University of London you will be in an admirable position to pursue your career goals, and it will assist you to actively realize your ambitions and aspirations. If you’re a lawyer wishing to enhance your understanding of law and legal systems without taking a career break you can do so by joining one of these disciplines offered at our Institute. ( add programmes we are offering. 

One of the biggest benefits of a long distance Masters in Law from the University of London is the flexibility of the Programme. You can study while you are working and fulfill your goals without taking a break from or putting your career or legal practice on hold. At our Institute you can benefit from small class sizes and study groups, obtain support from learned professionals who are specialists in the field and disseminate knowledge from experts from the particular discipline that you have chosen to do a Masters in. As part of the teaching and assessment throughout the programme, you will be able to practice and enhance your abilities to think critically and analyze legal arguments. In addition to the pastoral support delivered by academic advisors, the Faculty also provides further help, e.g. each programme has dedicated administrative support and the administrators in question will be available to provide extra support on a range of matters regarding their particular courses of instruction. It is this level of access to some of the best known teachers and researchers across a wide range of legal subjects which perhaps more than anything distinguishes us from our counterparts. Our approach to the teaching of Law combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions. This ensures that what you learn with us is relevant to legal study and practice in any jurisdiction. Regular events and seminars involving politicians, practitioners and academics take place to complement your studies. Our more than twenty years of experience and excellence in the field of law ensures that the Institute is also an exceptionally diverse, dynamic and inspiring place to study.

The qualification would also help you advance your knowledge in a particular field of your own choosing. Many lawyers focus on specific fields like banking, finance, company or commercial law. These specific areas require specialized training, something undergraduate courses in law fail to provide. A master’s would help in overcoming this deficiency in a particular area of expertise, both for professional lawyers or people wishing to pursue a career in academia. Most employers, both law firms and in the corporate sector, unambiguously and expressly state that they would prefer applicants who have a master’s degree and having one is a major advantage in today’s competitive employment landscape. The fact that the LLM is internationally recognised and gives a lawyer the requisite qualification to work in a multinational legal faculty makes lawyers with this qualification more versatile employees than lawyers without it. This versatility is why the Master of Laws is a prerequisite before hiring for some law firms in Pakistan. Even where it has not been specified, an LLM is an advantage that enables you to stand out from amongst the multitude of jobseekers. In our current tough and competitive job market, having an LLM is a useful and necessary addition to your portfolio as it is evidence of your good intellectual ability.

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