Quick Facts

AwardMasters
Course LengthFull time over 12 months or part time over 20, 24, 32 or 36 months.
Accepts International Students?Yes
AccreditationUniversity of Edinburgh is regulated and monitored by a government body, the QAA
Type of Institute University
Year Institute Established1583

The LLM in Law by online distance learning offers an exciting and flexible range of modules. It provides an ideal learning environment for you to develop the skills and knowledge upon which further study in law or a relevant career can be built.

The programme offers breadth and flexibility, enabling you to choose modules that best reflect your personal and professional interests, without necessarily specialising in one area of law. It is also one of the richest in terms of quality and module options available on the global market with 19 modules to choose from.

The programme enables you to study a wide range of subject areas within the discipline and aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the law within international, European and domestic settings.

It spans foundational issues in areas of law including:

  • Commercial law
  • Information technology law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Medical law
  • Innovation and competition law

Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.


Module information

We are pleased to announce that we have added six new modules to our already wide range of Masters modules for 2012/13.

The LLM in Law requires that you complete a total of 6 modules (120 credit points) and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study. Please note the available choice of modules in any given year may change.

LLM Modules 2013/14

There are no core modules therefore you can choose six modules from the entire range of modules that we offer.

  •     Information Technology Law
  •     Information: Control and Power
  •     Intellectual Property Law - Copyright and Related Rights
  •     International Intellectual Property Law
  •     Intellectual Property Law - Industrial Property
  •     Managing Intellectual Property
  •     International Public Health Law and Security
  •     Law and Medical Ethics - Fundamental Issues in Consent and Negligence
  •     Law and Medical Ethics - Start and End of Life Issues
  •     Biotechnology, Law and Society
  •     Health Research and Commercialisation
  •     European Health Care Law
  •     Introduction to European Union Law
  •     Contract Law in Europe
  •     Dispute Resolution Methods
  •     Global Corporate Compliance: case studies in law and ethics
  •     Law of Climate Change


    New modules for 2013/14

  •     Communications Law
  •     eCommerce Law (module information will be available towards the end of March 2013)
  •     European Competition and Innovation
  •     International Commercial Arbitration
  •     Principles of International Taxation
  •     International Sales Law and the Commodities Markets
  •     International and Comparative Corporate Governance Law
  •     International Oil and Gas and Law

Please note that the available choice of modules in any given year may change.


Entry requirements


The minimum basic admission requirement for the programme is an Upper Second Class honours degree (or better), or its international equivalent. Other qualifications from a recognised higher education institution will be considered on an individual basis.

Candidates who have not previously studied a legal subject may still be eligible for study, as every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Evidence of proficiency in English will be required from students whose first language is not English. Such students must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher (with at least 6.0 in each section) or equivalent English language standard.