Postgraduate study in Laws:
Master of Laws (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate
excellence in legal education, the University of London is both
one of the largest and most respected institutions in the world. When
you join the Postgraduate Laws programme as an External student of the
University, you'll be joining an international community of high
academic achievers whose affiliation with the University truly sets them
Although this programme
is offered through the External System, the academic management of the
Master of Laws (LLM) is provided jointly by the Departments of Law of Queen Mary
(QMUL) and University College London.
Teachers from the University of London Law Schools plan the structure
and content of the programme, develop and write study materials, set
the examination papers and mark scripts. View a complete list of Master
of Laws (LLM)
Study Guide authors (pdf:
2 pgs, 24KB; new window).
and UCL have 5*
rated Departments of Law
of the Postgraduate Laws programme is Dr. James J. Busuttil. He has been
Associate Professor of International Law and Organization at the
Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands, Director of
the British Institute of Human Rights in London, Lecturer in Law at the
University of Essex, and a practising lawyer in New York City and
Washington, DC. He is Co-Rapporteur of the International Law
Association’s Committee on Islamic Law and International Law. Dr
Busuttil holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, a J.D. from New
York University School of Law and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Study with a College
The University of
London Master of Laws (LLM) can either be studied in
your home country through the External System, following the self-study
programme described in these web pages, or in London at
one of four Colleges of the University. The four Colleges are King’s
College London, Queen Mary, the School of Oriental and African Studies
(SOAS) and UCL.
If you would
prefer to come to London and study as a conventional student of
the University, you should contact the individual Colleges
themselves for full details of their programmes, as information
will differ to that given within these web pages. In brief,
though, you would register as a student of the respective
College, rather than as an External student of the University.
Whichever mode of study
or programme you choose, you can be assured that if you are successful
you will receive a University of London degree of the same standard.