Master of Laws (LLM)

Giving you an advantage in an increasingly competitive market, by providing you with practical and relevant knowledge of the key issues in a specialised area of law.

Master of Laws (LLM)

The Master of Laws (LLM) is awarded by BPP University.

Our Master of Laws (LLM) offers a wide range of specialist areas to help you develop your legal skills and knowledge.

Select from our specialist legal electives to build your own LLM. With flexible full-time and part-time study options, you can undertake an LLM at any time in your academic or professional career.

  • Taught by leading experts, our tutors have academic and practical knowledge and experience
  • Interact with leading academics, researchers, judges, officials and practitioners from various legal systems
  • Gain practical legal work experience by working with real clients through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre
  • Enhance your employability in a legal context through our practice-ready modules

To apply, please select your preferred intake and study mode.

Once registered, you will be prompted to select your preferred specialism.

Applications are made directly to BPP University Law School.

Overviews

Delivery

The Master of Laws (LLM) is available face-to-face and online.

Each LLM specialism is led by professional lawyers with extensive knowledge and practical experience in that subject area. In addition, the Master of Laws is delivered by a range of international experts and guest lecturers, from leading academics, researchers, judges, officials and practitioners from various legal systems. 

Their experience gives you valuable insight into the legal system, helping you to not only apply theory to practice but also network and connect with those in practice. 

LLM award options

You can choose to qualify with an LLM suited to your career objectives, with a wide range of elective modules available to develop your knowledge.
LLM specialisms:

  • LLM in Financial Regulation and Compliance

  • LLM The Law Relating to Fraud and Financial Crime

  • LLM in Chinese Investment and Business Law

  • LLM in Transnational Criminal Justice

  • LLM in International Business Law

  • LLM in Islamic Finance and Business Law

  • LLM in Comparative Commercial Law

  • LLM in Commercial Law

Assessment 

LLM modules are assessed through the following methods:

  • Memorandum of advice (30% of module mark) 

  • Unseen examination (70% of module mark)

In addition, learners must complete one 10,000 word dissertation module.

Specialist careers advice

Our specialist careers service is available to you for support and guidance from the moment you accept your place until up to 12 months after you complete your studies with us. 

With our one-to-one support, we give you the edge when it comes to enhancing your legal career. You’ll have everything you need including access to our vacancies database, advice on filling out application forms, intensive interview coaching, employer research and networking opportunities. 

BPP Pro Bono Centre

Gain hands-on legal experience by volunteering for a project with our award-winning Pro Bono Centre. Opportunities are available at all of our study centres. Find a project.

 

Face-to-face

To qualify with an LLM, learners are required to study the following:

  • Core module – the module bearing the name of their selected course (must be studied in Term 1 or 2)

  • 10,000 word dissertation – must be written on the core module topic

  • Three elective modules – selected from the options below

    • 10,000 word dissertation (Core – Compulsory)

    • (Online) Financial Regulation and Compliance  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • (Online) International Business Law (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Chinese Business Law  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Chinese Finance and Investment Law (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Commercial Law  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Comparative Commercial Law  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Financial Regulation and Compliance  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • International Business Law  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Islamic Business Law  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Islamic Finance Law  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • The Law relating to Fraud and Financial Crime  (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • Trans-National Criminal Justice (Core or Elective – Optional)

    • (Online) Advanced Islamic Finance and Business Law  (Elective – Optional)

    • (Online) International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Law  (Elective – Optional)

    • (Online) UK and International Banking Law (Elective – Optional)

    • Advanced Islamic Finance and Business Law (Elective – Optional)

    • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights  (Elective – Optional)

    • Comparative Corporate Securities Law  (Elective – Optional)

    • Environmental Law and Practice  (Elective – Optional)

    • International Corporate Law and Practice  (Elective – Optional)

    • International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Law (Elective – Optional)

    • International Trade Law and Practice (Elective – Optional)

    • The Law of Investigations  (Elective – Optional)

    • The Law relating to International Financial Transactions (Elective – Optional)

    • UK and International Banking Law  (Elective – Optional)

The only exceptions to this are as follows:

  • LLM Chinese Business and Investment Law – two core modules (Chinese Business Law, Chinese Finance and Investment Law), 10,000 word dissertation, and two elective modules

  • LLM Islamic Finance and Business Law – two core modules (Islamic Business Law, Islamic Finance Law), 10,000 word dissertation, and two elective modules

Entry requirements

Educational background

  • Law degree (including criminology and criminal justice studies) (minimum 2.2); or

  • A degree with some legal/regulatory content and relevance to the programme (minimum 2.2); or

  • Non-law degree (minimum 2.2) and a pass in the PGDL or CPE; or

  • Non-law degree (minimum 2.2) and appropriate/relevant professional experience; or

  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered

If you do not meet the entry requirements but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options. 

English language requirements

If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to at least, IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in no more than 2 components) or equivalent, in addition to the above entry requirements.

How to apply

Please complete this application form and email bpphk@austen.group with the following:

  • Copy of valid passport

  • Bachelor Degree certificate / Transcript

  • Personal statement (at least 250 words detailing why you wish to study this programme and your future career path)

  • CV / Resume

  • Reference Letter(s)

  • IETLS test result / University statement confirming instruction of teaching is in English

Fees

May 2023

Study in London Holborn

£12,420

If you choose to settle the Programme Fees one-off, you will be offered a further bursary of GBP 500 (valid for May 2022 Cohort).

Intake:

Jan, May, and September

Length of Programme:
Full-Time: 12 months 
Part-Time: 24 months

Mode of Study:
Study in the UK (London Holborn)

Attend our law seminar to get more information.

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