University of East London

LLM

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.

Knowledge

  • 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.

Pathway

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

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for postgraduate admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification.  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

 

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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