The programme is offered online and is fully supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You study at a time and pace that suits you (subject to course-specific deadlines) using the study materials provided, with support available from academic staff.
You will have access to study materials developed by academics from Queen Mary and UCL. These include a Postgraduate Laws Handbook with practical information; study guides written for your chosen modules; a comprehensive skills guide; and past exam papers and commentaries, which give you valuable insights into how to perform well in exams.
When you register, we will give you access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables access to course materials, resources, and forums to discuss course material and work collaboratively with others. Watch videos or presentations from the lead academic of each course.
- Join dedicated discussion forums for each module, where you can share perspectives with fellow students from all over the world, and a Director’s forum for academic queries.
- The Online Library holds thousands of journal articles which you can access free of charge. Access more than 10 legal databases, including Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and other valued materials.
You will need to spend about 120 hours on each module (or 1,920 hours for the full LLM). Approximately 40 to 50 hours per module are linked to assessment activity such as preparation for taking the exam.
To complete the programme in two years, that equates to roughly 20 hours per week throughout the year. It is up to you how you schedule your studies, depending on your work and personal commitments.
All modules are assessed by a 45-minute unseen written exam, which you can sit in May or October. You can sit your exams at any of our approved centres around the world.
You don't have to sit exams in every session. As long as you finish within your five-year registration period, you can plan your exams as you choose.
More about exams.