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Master of Laws (LLM)

The LLM at The City Law School is a flexible Masters programme which enables students to develop a critical understanding of specialist or linked areas of the law through a combination of in-depth scholarship, practitioner contact and real-world insights.

Each year we admit approximately 150 outstanding graduate students from around the world to our selective and challenging Master of Laws (LLM) degree programme. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds -including those of who have just completed their undergraduate studies and those with experience in fields such as private practice at law firms or as in house counsel, non-legal work in sectors such as finance and energy, public service, as well as involvement in international organizations and NGOs.

All of our LLM modules are specific to the LLM, unlike some Masters of Law programmes. As a graduate student at City you do not take classes with our undergraduate students.

You can take advantage of the wealth of activities available to you at the City Law School such as our many pro bono clinics, guest lectures, recruitment fairs and internships.

The LLM can be tailored to your career aspirations. You can either

  • Complete the general LLM (Master of Laws) by choosing and completing modules (each module carries 30 credits) constituting a total of 180 credits, including a dissertation of either 30 or 60 credits; or
  • Obtain one of the specialist LLMs by achieving a total of 180 credits through taking at least 90 credits and the dissertation (either the 30 credit dissertation or 60 credit dissertation) in the relevant defined specialist area of law:
  • Discover the Master of Laws Read full course details of our highly flexible Master of Laws that allows you to select modules across all different areas of specialism according to your own preference.

  • Browse all modules Browse our generous selection of modules across all areas of specialism

Explore our specialisms

Our specialist LLMs cover a range of different areas of Law:

All LLM applications are assessed for the general Master of Laws programme. Once you receive an offer to study the LLM, you can choose your particular specialisation at the time of accepting the offer.

Prepare for the New York or California Bar during your LLM
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During your LLM year at City you may enrol in an additional, non-credit course to prepare you for taking the New York or California Bar exams, which are increasingly popular options for those seeking to practice internationally or to work at a US firm in the UK.

This course covers foundational aspects of US law and is offered by BARBRI, the leading provider of US Bar Exam training. LLM students choosing to take the US Bar Foundations course will receive a 10% discount on their BARBRI fees.

Stand-alone LLMs

In addition to the Master of Laws, the City Law School offers two stand-alone specialist LLMs:

LLM in International Business Law (distance learning) and LLM Maritime Law (Greece)

Due to the nature of these programmes, their associated modules are not combinable with other electives.

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