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About Common Law Theory and Practice, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Queen Mary is delighted to launch a new LLM in Common Law Theory and Practice. Unique in the landscape of legal postgraduate education, this programme combines theoretical and applied study of the common law. Whether you are you are unfamiliar with the common law or have studied in a common law jurisdiction and wish to deepen your knowledge, this programme offers a contextual and critical insight into the common law and its workings.

  • It is an excellent study opportunity designed for both prospective researchers and aspiring legal practitioners.
  • You can expect to study a range of fundamental issues for common law theory and practice including the constitutional politics of common law, the relationship between common law and colonialism and imperialism, and the way private justice is approached in common law.
  • You will also have the opportunity to delve deeply into central issues in common law reasoning, such as reasoning with cases, describing facts and evaluating character, and the practice of dialogue between advocates and judges.

The programme is supported by two core compulsory 30-credit modules which act as the foundation of the programme, one in Semester A and one in Semester B. These modules are:

  • Common Law from Theory to Practice

Learn more about Common Law Theory and Practice, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Part-time study

September 2024 | 2 years

The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years. Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-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.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Visit the course page for international entry requirements.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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"I greatly enjoyed that the teaching was based on an open teacher-student method, encouraging students to share views and ideas with the professors."

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"I would definitely recommend any future or prospective student to enjoy all the opportunities and services provided by Queen Mary, including the events, networking opportunities, talks with professionals and appointments with careers advisors. The university provides all the resources for you to achieve the desired success in your future career."

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