Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LLM) is a two-year part-time programme of intensive study that provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Law. LLM has four specializations: Natural Resource Law; Commercial Law; International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. This Programme is designed to address the trending challenges in the legal profession.

Future Career Opportunities

  • Judges
  • Academicians
  • Private Bankers
  • Law Firm Partner
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Politicians

Career objective

  • To improve students’ understanding of the context in which the law operates.
  • To stimulate greater intellectual and philosophical understanding of the law as one of the vehicles for achieving economic growth, human development, and social justice.
  • To enable post-graduate students of law to specialize in particular areas of law according to their interests.
  • To enhance students’ understanding and knowledge of particular legal topics through a supervised research project.
  • To provide a conducive environment for students to make a contribution to the body of knowledge by writing a dissertation of publishable quality.
  • To prepare students to take on more specialized legal advisory roles in various sectors of the polities and economies of Uganda & the world at large; in the commercial, public service or NGO/charity sector.
  • To contribute to the growth of an academic and intellectual community that can contribute to national development through research, innovation, critical analysis and debate.

Programme Structure

Semester One

  • LLM 711 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • LLM 712 Oil and Gas Law & Policy I
  • LLM 713 Corporate Governance
  • LLM 714 International Criminal Law
  • LLM 715 International & Regional Child Law
  • LLM 716 Intellectual Property Law I
  • LLM 717 Forensic Justice and Criminology I

Semester Two (Students may choose 3 optional Courses)

  • LLM 721 Governance and Anti-Corruption I
  • LLM 722 Natural Resources and Energy Law
  • LLM 723 International Humanitarian Law
  • LLM 724 International Law of Banking & Financial Institutions I
  • LLM 725 World Trade Organisation & Regional Integration Law
  • LLM 726 Intellectual Property II
  • LLM 727 Forensic Justice and Criminology II

Semester Three (Research Methods and 2 Optional Courses)

  • LLM 811 Research Methodology I (Compulsory)
  • LLM 812 Governance and Anti-Corruption II
  • LLM 813 Public International Law
  • LLM 814 International and Regional Human Rights Law
  • LLM 815 Cyber Law
  • LLM 816 Law and Development
  • LLM 817 International and National Commercial Transactions

Semester Three (Research Methods and 2 Optional Courses)

  • LLM 821 Dissertation (Compulsory)
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated April 10, 2019
This course is Campus based
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2 years
2,798,300 UGX
Fees/Semester, local students. International students fees: USD 870/semester.
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