Structure of LLM degrees

1. Induction week and selecting your modules

The induction week course has been designed with a view to integrating new LLM students into the College of Law and Criminology by explaining the structure of the College and the LLM Degrees that they are registered for.  Another objective of the course is to familiarise students, particularly from overseas, with the main sources of common law and general principles of contract and tort law.

Following the completion of the induction course, you will be given the opportunity to make an informed decision about the LLM degree/modules to study by attending all LLM modules before making your final choice. The list of the modules you may choose depends on the precise specialist degree you wish to study for (Click on the relevant LLM degree for an outline of the courses).

2. Taught and Research element

  • All LLM degrees are modular, with students required to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. In appropriate circumstances a student may graduate with a Merit or Distinction.
  • Each LLM programme is divided into Parts I and II. Part I is made up of 4 taught modules (each weighted at 30 credits) to be selected from the range of modules available to your specialist LLM degree.
  • Part II is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects) which is weighted at 60 credits. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period following the successful completion of the taught modules and are designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills.
  • The assessment of the taught modules is by a combination of examination and a coursework element up to 50 per cent.

3. Extra-Curricular Activities

Throughout their studies, LLM students are provided with the opportunity to take part in a number of extra-curricular activities and enhance their practical understanding of shipping, insurance and commercial practice. Such activities include;

  • employability lectures
  • guest lecture series delivered inter alia by former judges, directors of international organisations and prominent partners from city law firms
  • networking events, including an Annual LLM Career Fair 
  • visits to a number of leading enterprises within the City of London which also give our students another chance to network with professionals working in the commercial and maritime field
  • mooting training throughout the year, including tailored guidance and weekly training classes
  • free English language classes designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing