University of East London

LLM (General)

General Programme Aims:

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your capability to find rewarding, satisfying and productive employment.
  • Provide you with a relevant, interesting and stimulating learning experience.
  • Engender a lifelong learning attitude that will enhance employment opportunities, future career development and further study

Overall learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of law in a variety of contexts.
  • Critically engage with the major theoretical debates on the role of law in a given field.
  • Display the ability to deal with different types of legal systems and laws.
  • Apply critical and contextual approaches across a wide variety of subject matter.
  • Develop the ability to analyse, articulate and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry, particularly via a dissertation or an extended work-based LLM project.


  • Ability to command key areas of legal discourse and doctrine
  • Ability to understand the working of key national and/or international socio-political
  • structures and institutions.
  • Develop expertise by linking previous or current experience with current scholarship and
  • legal debates, particularly via the dissertation or work-based LLM project.

Thinking skills

  • Ability to engage with principal debates in specific areas of law.
  • Awareness of the contribution of non-legal legal disciplines to legal study.
  • Understanding of important debates within given areas of legal doctrine.


Course Code Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses
UEL-IND-M-100 Induction Module 0.00
Postgraduate Certificate Level
UEL-LA-7040 Mental Wealth - International Law: Problems and Process 30.00
UEL-LA-7002 International Human Rights Law 30.00
Postgraduate Diploma Level
UEL-LA-7010 International Criminal Law 30.00
UEL-LA-7019 International Corporate Governance 30.00
Postgraduate Award Level
UEL-LA-7000 Dissertation 60.00

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