An LLM program, or Master of Laws, is often taken by students who already have at least one law degree. This program allows the student to concentrate on a particular area of legal exploration, such as common or criminal law, and is usually a one-year program for a full-time student.
What is an LLM in Islamic Law? This program mostly focuses on the legal issues associated with Islamic countries and cities. A dissertation on a topic related to the degree specialization may be required, and the passage of examinations in particular courses may also be mandatory. Areas covered in the program could include Islamic law, human rights and Islamic law, law and society of the Middle East, and the history of Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Scholars from this program often gain a familiarity with Islamic customs, allowing them to travel confidently to the Middle East region. They may also better understand Islamic law and the courtroom proceedings of this region, making them valuable as legal consultants for many companies.
The total costs of this program will vary from university to university, and financial aid packages and scholarships may be available. The student should contact each school for the final price and for other financial details.
Graduates with an LLM in Islamic Law are often in demand for work at legal firms, international companies, banks and real estate businesses. Positions could include legal counsel, attorney, legal administrator, research librarian and legal editor for law publications. Large companies that have business dealings with Islamic countries could hire graduates for legal, financial and real estate positions. Work may also be available in the political realm, as well as for government agencies.
Programs in Islamic law are offered at universities around the world, both on campus and online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000-word dissertation. [+]
Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.
Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law
Start of programme: September intake only
The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme but have the option of pursuing a specialized LLM.
Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary.... [-]