The programme is managed and the degree is awarded jointly by Queen Mary and University College London through the University of London and is of the same standard as the LL.M. conducted internally at these colleges. The degree is recognized internationally. The LL.M. allows the students to develop their interests in many areas of the law to which they have been introduced in the LL.B and provides an opportunity to study specialised areas beyond the scope of the undergraduate degree.
Apart from the obvious value of a postgraduate qualification, the LL.M. is largely attractive to those who practice or are intending to practice as lawyers in a particular field and who wish to have a firm academic grounding upon which to build their practical skills. Those working in a law related field such as insurance and shipping would also find the course very useful as the degree serves to sharpen intellectual skills and improve career prospects in the highly competitive work environment.
The attractiveness of the new programme is its flexibility and the choice of subjects that it offers.
In addition to the above choices, the programme also offers a broad range of subject specializations. So, a student can decide to qualify in a particular field or study several areas, depending on his/her own specific requirements, be it to enhance one’s career or for intellectual stimuli.
Solicitors, barristers and LLB (Second Class Honours) holders gain entry to study directly for the Master of Laws (LLM).
Non-law degree holders can apply to study for the Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate and then work towards the Master of Laws (LLM).
Non-graduates with five years’ work experience in a relevant field can apply to study for the Postgraduate Certificate and then work towards the Master of Laws (LLM).
More information on the new LLM and entry requirements can be found at the University of London website.
Where Seminar classes are confirmed with a minimum number of 5 student registrations per Course/Section, the Seminar Fees payable to ITC-School of Laws is S$500/- per Section. Seminars are held for four hours for each Section, totalling 16 hours per Course.
University of London Brochure and Leaflet can be downloaded here.