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About Law, PG Cert - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Law will enable you to develop and enhance your academic and professional expertise, matching your interests to an unparalleled range of specialist law modules. You will learn alongside a diverse postgraduate student community, benefiting from peer-to-peer experiences and in-class exchanges driven by leading academics with international research and considerable teaching experience.

  • Particularly suited to those who already have an LLM or cannot spare a year for full-time study
  • Take advantage of our world-renowned teaching expertise, access to cutting-edge research, proximity to legal practice, and global networks
  • Pick from an extraordinary range of postgraduate taught modules in specialist areas of commercial law
  • Be part of a diverse student body, bringing together different ideas and perspectives from all walks of legal-life and all over the world
  • Benefit from our comparative and interdisciplinary approach to learning, which is fast becoming a key requirement for legal and business professionals.

This programme offers you the opportunity to study 60 credits selected from modules offered in London. For those interested in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law, there may be scope to combine modules taught in-person in London with modules taught by distance for the TMT Law Online LLM - see

Your 60 credits are made up through a combination of 15 or 30 credit modules which you will study during a period of one semester or one academic year, depending on your choice of modules, and practical considerations such as UK immigration rules.

We will ask you to consider your preferred modules and desire to specialise during the application process in consultation with the CCLS team. Currently, there is scope to specialise in the fields of law offered as specialist LLMs in London, including:

  • Art, Business and Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Interactive Entertainment Law
  • International Tax Law

Successful completion of all your module credits from a particular specialist pathway, would be recognised in the title of your Postgraduate Certificate. For example, the successful completion of studies in International Tax Law, would be reflected via an award of: Postgraduate Certificate in International Tax Law.

This programme is specifically designed for:

  • those who wish to enhance their knowledge in a specialist field at a highly ranked global centre of learning
  • those who may already have an LLM, but want to enhance those studies in a new area or with a deepened expertise
  • those who are not currently able to undertake a full-time LLM but may wish to take further credit at a future date.

Our modules provide students with a comprehensive legal knowledge, whilst looking at real world examples to apply this knowledge and develop key skills.

Structure

The award of a Postgraduate Certificate requires successful completion (attendance and assessment) of 60 credits of study.

We would advise that you allocate approximately 600 hours towards the combination of class, personal study and assessment time.

You can choose to undertake:

  • 60 credits in one semester, starting in September
  • 60 credits in one semester, starting in January
  • 60 credits in one academic year, starting in September
  • 60 credits in one calendar year, starting in January.

Please note that only up to 50% of your credit can be undertaken off-site through distance learning modules. The alternative is to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate fully by distance on the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Online PGCert and for International Dispute Resolution PGCert.

Please note that if you are not a UK-resident or have settled status, we strongly recommend that you undertake the Certificate within one semester. We would NOT normally issue CASs for Student Route visas for the Postgraduate Certificate in Law. We instead recommend the Visitor Route which allows you to enter the UK for up to 6 months.

Learn more about Law, PG Cert - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Study

September 2024 | 1 semester

  • Home: £6,000
  • Overseas: £9,200

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Study

September 2024 | 0.25 - 1 years

  • Home: £6,000
  • Overseas: £9,200


The course fee is charged per annum for the first 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

Study

January 2024 | 0.25 - 1 years

  • Home: £6,000
  • Overseas: £9,200


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

Unconditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Study

January 2024 | 1 semester

  • Home: £6,000
  • Overseas: £9,200

Unconditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

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.

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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."

-Pauline Moorkens, Art Business and Law LLM (2022)

“Queen Mary is also the best place to meet people from all over the world and to establish long-lasting friendships. Queen Mary really is the whole package!”

-María Barraco, Human Rights Law LLM (2021)

"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."

-Laís Helena Octaviano Manarin, Laws LLM (2022)

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