Start Dates
January and July
Yes (Intellectual Property, Conflict Resolution)
Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice
12 to 60 months
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Study your LLM online, enhance your career, all under the supervision of our qualified faculty of legal experts.

The Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice offers graduates a choice between two legal specialisations – Intellectual Property and Conflict Resolution – both programmes delivering transferrable theory and marketable skills for successful international careers across public, private, legal, and commercial sectors. After graduation, you will become part of the UK’s largest alumni network, and enjoy lifelong access to The University of Law’s award-winning careers service.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Drafting professional legal and commercial documentation

  • Conducting detailed legal research

  • Presenting legal analysis and legal writing style

  • Researching and reflecting on current developments within the law

  • Applying legal analysis and resolution to commercial disputes 

  • The course can be studied over a period of up to 5 years. Each study module carries 30 credits, and the dissertation carries 60 credits. As an online student you will have access to the following resources:

    • Online portal for articles and primary source information: Business Source Complete, Keynote, Financial Times Newspaper Online and Emerald Database
    • Law Resource Pack with statutory extracts, institutional rules, guidelines and court rules you will consult for each module
    • Learning outcome mind maps, tuition videos, and key articles with discussion questions
    • Unit introductions, i-Tutorials, reading lists, video demonstrations
    • Consolidation of each unit which includes core content review and summaries
    • UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2.2 or above, or its equivalent
    • English language equivalent of IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • The Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice syllabus consists of four modules. Depending on your specialisation, your compulsory modules will include International Dispute Resolution Practice or International Intellectual Property Practice, and the Research Methods module. Students will then choose two out of four electives to complete their study modules.

    All students are required to submit a 15,000 word dissertation on either conflict resolution or intellectual property law after completing all programme modules. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus.

  • Based on January 2017 class



Zafar Anjum
I recommended The University of Law to one of my colleagues who was specifically looking for an online LLM and I will definitely recommend it further.
— Zafar Anjum, LLM (Intellectual Property), United Arab Emirates
Richard Haggett
The online LLM equips you with transferable, practice-focused skills delivered in the context of areas of commercial law.
— Richard Haggett, National Programmes Director - Online Programmes, The University of Law
Joanna Ballard
This programme is attractive to senior executives in organisations who are in contact with lawyers and want to understand the legal side of their roles.
— Joanna Ballard, Director of Design and Assessment, The University of Law

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