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Executive LLM


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 17,180

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 13% scholarship

This programme is only available part-time over two years. A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest.

The Executive LLM is specifically designed for those working in professional legal practice who want to gain advanced legal knowledge and develop skills in areas of leadership and management; legal project management; coaching and mentoring; legal technology and transnational law. This programme is only available part-time over two years.
The Executive LLM is aimed at talented commercial, in-house and regulatory lawyers as well as any other individuals working in a senior position within the legal sector. Studied part-time over two years, this course is designed to equip you with the skills, advanced legal knowledge and sectoral expertise to make you a more successful lawyer.

When you study the Executive LLM with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team
  • There are two compulsory modules at the start of this programme: Executive Legal Management and Executive Legal Practice. In these modules, students will focus on leadership and management within a law firm; legal project management; coaching and mentoring for lawyers; the use of legal technology and transnational law and globalisation. Students will also write up a case study on either the use of legal technology within law firms or how globalisation and/or transnational legal principles are shaping legal practice.
  • In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
  • To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.

Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • September 2024

UK Entry Requirements

  • Students should possess a UK undergraduate degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification.

A compulsory two week induction is required for all students, unless they can evidence the successful completion of either:

  • an LLB or equivalent; or
  • a minimum of 3 legal modules, worth at least 80 QCFcredits that must include;
  • English Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

Course Structure

  • Terms 1-4
  • Executive Legal Management
  • Executive Legal Practice 

Choose two from the elective modules below*:

  • Advanced Competition Law
  • Advanced Finance Law
  • Advanced International Dispute Resolution
  • Transnational Law and Global Business Ethics
  • International Arbitration
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
  • Mediation and Alternative
    *All elective modules are subject to availability.
  • Terms 5 & 6
  • Dissertation (includes research methods training)
  • Domestic students: £9,200
  •  Non-domestic students: £12,360

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