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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.8k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 20.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    In modern complex societies, the power of government and legal systems to regulate and facilitate human and business activity is considerable and often deeply controversial.

    The modules offered on this specialist LLM in Public Law programme enable you to pursue advanced study of many of the pressing legal and policy issues relating to how we are governed and how legal systems operate.

    The strong comparative and international focus of most of the modules makes the programme suitable for international, EU and UK students alike.

    Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.

    The LLM is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.

    Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).

    What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for the Master of Laws.

    To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Public Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM modules.

    All modules are 45 credits unless otherwise stated.

    Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed.

    * QLLM008 Challenging Public Power: Advanced Administrative Law
    * QLLM023 Courts in Comparative Perspective
    * QLLM029 EU Justice and Home Affairs
    * QLLM047 International and Comparative Social Justice
    * QLLM067 Judicial Protection in the EU (Not running in 2014-15)
    * QLLM087 Taxation Principles and Concepts
    * QLLM100 EU Immigration Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
    * QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (22.5 credits Semester 2)
    * QLLM106 EU Constitutional Law I - Concepts, Values and Principles (22.5 credits) (Not running in 2014-15)
    * QLLM107 EU Constitutional Law II - Governance (22.5 credits)
    * QLLM122 European Union Tax Law
    * QLLM127 International Human Rights Law
    * QLLM128 Telecommunications Law
    * QLLM129 European Human Rights Law
    * QLLM130 Terrorism and Human Rights
    * QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (22.5 credits Semester 1)
    * QLLM170 Cultural Diversity and Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
    * QLLM172 Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (22.5 credits Semester 2)
    * QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (22.5 credits Semester 1)
    * QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (22.5 credits Semester 1)
    * QLLM175 International Refugee and Migration Law
    * QLLM176 International Refugee Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
    * QLLM177 International Migration Law (22.5 credits Semester 2)


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Law graduatesThe usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.Non-law graduatesNon-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents.A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Tuition fees for Home and EU students

    2014 entryFull time £12,600

    Tuition fees for International students

    2014 entryFull time £18,000

    FundingThere are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

    These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

    School of Law scholarships

    The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October November each year.

    Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

    We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

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