A Master of Laws (LLM) is an internationally-recognized, second-level law degree offered in many countries around the world. LLMs are offered at the graduate level and in many countries an LLM, or equivalent degree, is required before a graduate can practice law. The term ‘Master of Laws’ derives from the Latin Magister Legum or Legum Magister. Like the LLB, the two &… Read more
A Master of Laws (LLM) is an internationally-recognized, second-level law degree offered in many countries around the world. LLMs are offered at the graduate level and in many countries an LLM, or equivalent degree, is required before a graduate can practice law. The term ‘Master of Laws’ derives from the Latin Magister Legum or Legum Magister. Like the LLB, the two ‘Ls’ refer to the study of both canon and civil law.
LLMs are usually conferred by Law Schools, or the school of law at an accredited university. Students wishing to pursue an LLM are normally required to hold an undergraduate degree in either a related subject or in a law degree like an LLB or a JD. LLMs may be specialized and can be undertaken by students wishing to concentrate or develop expertise in a particular field like tax law, international law, or human rights law. In some countries, LLMs are considered a supplementary degree similar to the MLS. LLMs may also be completed by a student with a law degree who wishes to pursue a legal career in another country.
LLM degrees vary in length and intensity. In most countries, the Master of Laws degree is awarded after one year of intensive study; however, it may also be the culmination of a lengthier course of study that included an undergraduate degree in Law. In most countries, LLM graduates will have completed significant research and a written thesis in addition to any coursework required by the program of study. LLM programs are often international in nature and you may study with students from around the world who are working to expand their legal expertise.
If you studied law as an undergraduate, or would like to pursue a career in law you may wish to consider an LLM. You can use the list below to find LLMs in many countries around the world. Each program page is connected directly to the school’s admissions office. Use the form to contact them and find out more about enrolling in an LLM.
Queen Mary's online programmes in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and i ... +
Take your passion for law to the next level with advanced study and research. Be at the center of the debate, analysis, and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Z ... +
Criminal law and criminal justice lie at the heart of questions around how we as a society respond to crime. On this course, you’ll study an exciting range of topics. You’ll e ... +
Whether you take a modern or a utilitarian view on energy use and the environment, the University of Birmingham’s Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law will arm you with ... +
Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members th ... +
Our LLM International Business Law has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on your knowledge from th ... +
Our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) course is designed for graduates who want to qualify as a solicitor using the new SQE route to practice and also gain a Master’s award. We ... +
The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to the four partner operating the institute, its international faculty, and its students from ... +
The online International Criminal Law and Justice LL.M. is the only online transnational crime program from a Top 100 law school. UNH Franklin Pierce School of a Law is a lead ... +
The LL.M. International and European Law is a full-time professional postgraduate program offering to all participants the opportunity to gain in-depth specialized knowledge o ... +
This is a distinctive LLM programme that considers the law and regulation of banking and finance.
The future of the law is digital. This innovative LLM offers you a critical and intellectual specialisation in this rapidly developing area. You’ll learn from today’s leading ... +
You’ll learn about the legal framework that governs commercial activities and cross-border transactions. You’ll engage with cutting-edge research. Sussex has internationally r ... +
Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating learning environment for you to build on your knowledge. You’ll learn from today’s leading lawyers – our world-leading ... +
Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating and engaging learning environment. You'll study the interconnections between international human rights law and region ... +