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Specialist Degrees 2019-20

Browse the LLM specialist degrees available in the current academic session and the related qualifying modules for 2019-20

The information set out below provides details of the specialist degrees for 2019-20 and is for information only. For information regarding specialist degrees for 2020-21, please see here.

To obtain a LLM specialist degree you must study 120-credits of Masters level taught modules, including a minimum of 60-credits of qualifying taught modules for the specialist degree pathway. You may take more than 60-credits of qualifying taught modules if you so wish. The remaining credits can be obtained from studying other Masters level taught modules on offer in the Faculty of Laws, including a maximum of 30-credits of Masters level taught modules from another faculty or department at UCL, subject to approval. The compulsory 12,000-word Independent Research Essay must be written on a topic related to the chosen specialist degree.

The taught modules and specialist degrees offered on the LLM programme vary from year to year. Applicants and offer-holders are therefore advised to check this site regularly for further updates following publication in March, and prior to the start of the programme in September.


Corporate Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Company Law (LAWS0209)301&2Fri, 16.00-18.00
Comparative Corporate Governance (LAWS0109)301&2Wed, 16.00-18.00
Corporate Finance (LAWS0102)301&2Fri, 09.00-11.00
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective (LAWS0162)301&2Wed,14.00-16.00
Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection (LAWS0164)152Thu, 14.00-16.00
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (LAWS0083)301&2Thu, 16.00-18.00, (except weeks 15&16, Tue 17.00-19.00)
International and Comparative Secured Transactions (LAWS0100)151Mon, 18.00-20.00
International Law of Foreign Investment (LAWS0090)301&2Mon, 14.00-16.00
Legal Aspects of International Finance (LAWS0060)301&2Mon, 18.15-20.15
Liquidation and its Consequences (LAWS0092)151Fri, 11.00-13.00
Law and Social Justice
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice (LAWS0155)152Mon, 16.00-18.00
Bioethics Governance (LAWS0156)301&2Tue, 14.00-16.00
Children and their Rights (LAWS0062)152Fri, 14.00-16.00
Criminal Process and Human Rights (LAWS0137)301&2Thu, 09.00-11.00
Decolonizing Law (LAWS0224)301&2Mon, 16.00-18.00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (LAWS0055)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
International and European Refugee Law (LAWS0110)151Fri, 09.00-11.00
International Criminal Law (LAWS0087) 301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making (LAWS0118)151Wed, 16.00-18.00
Prison: Ideology, Policy and Law (LAWS0086)151Tue, 14.00-16.00
Environmental Law and Policy

Find out more about the LLM in Environmental Law and Policy

Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Advanced Foundations of Environmental Law (LAWS0215)151Tue, 14.00-16.00
Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection (LAWS0164)152Thu, 14.00-16.00
Environmental Lawyering (LAWS0211)152Tue, 14.00-16.00
International and Global Environmental Law (LAWS0057)151Thu, 14.00-16.00
International Energy Law (LAWS0089)151Tue, 18.00-20.00
Land Use, Sustainability and Environmental Justice (LAWS0042)151Mon, 14.00-16.00
Law and Policy of Climate Change (LAWS0210)152Thu, 09.00-11.00
Law and Policy of International Trade and the Environment (LAWS0226)152Fri, 11.00-13.00
Human Rights Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice (LAWS0155)152,Mon, 16.00-18.00
Aspects of National Security Law (LAWS0150)151Fri, 16.00-18.00
Bioethics Governance (LAWS0156)301&2Tue, 14.00-16.00
Children and their Rights (LAWS0062)152Fri, 14.00-16.00
Comparative Constitutional Law (LAWS0114)151Tue, 11.00-13.00
Comparative Human Rights Law (LAWS0077)301&2Fri, 11.00-13.00
Comparative Human Rights Law I (LAWS0078)151Fri, 11.00-13.00
Comparative Human Rights Law II (LAWS0079)152Fri, 11.00-13.00
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective (LAWS0162)301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
Criminal Process and Human Rights (LAWS0137)301&2Thu, 09.00-11.00
Decolonizing Law (LAWS0224)301&2Mon, 16.00-18.00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (LAWS0055)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Human Rights at Work (LAWS0124)152Thu, 11.00-13.00
International and European Refugee Law (LAWS0110)151Fri, 09.00-11.00
International Human Rights Law (LAWS0058)301&2Tue, 11.00-13.00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making (LAWS0118)151Wed, 16.00-18.00
Judicial Review (LAWS0107)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals (LAWS0082)301&2Mon, 11.00-13.00
Prison: Ideology, Policy and Law (LAWS0086)151Tue, 14.00-16.00
Religion, State and Law (LAWS0142)151Tue, 09.00-11.00
Intellectual Property Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Comparative Copyright Law (LAWS0168)301&2Wed, 11.00-13.00
Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights (LAWS0140)152Mon, 16.00-18.00
Law of Trade Marks and Brands, The (LAWS0072)151Fri, 11.00-13.00
Patents and Trade Secrets (LAWS0074)151Thu, 16.00-18.00
International Banking and Finance Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Banking Law and Regulation (LAWS0059)301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
Corporate Finance (LAWS0102)301&2Fri, 09.00-11.00
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective (LAWS0162)301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (LAWS0083)301&2Thu, 16.00-18.00, (except weeks 15&16, Tue 17.00-19.00)
International and Commercial Trusts Law (LAWS0119)301&2Tue, 11.00-13.00
International and Comparative Secured Transactions (LAWS0100)151Mon, 18.00-20.00
International Law of Foreign Investment (LAWS0090)301&2Mon, 14.00-16.00
Legal Aspects of International Finance (LAWS0060)301&2Mon, 18.15-20.15
Regulation of Financial Markets (LAWS0084)301&2Fri, 11.00-13.00
International Commercial Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Banking Law and Regulation (LAWS0059)301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
Carriage of Goods by Sea (LAWS0094)301&2Mon, 14.00-16.00
Commercial Remedies (LAWS0165)301&2Mon, 14.00-16.00
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective (LAWS0162)301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection (LAWS0164)152Thu, 14.00-16.00
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (LAWS0083)301&2Thu, 16.00-18.00, (except weeks 15&16, Tue 17.00-19.00)
EU Contract Law (LAWS0149)151Tue, 11.00-13.00
International and Commercial Trusts Law (LAWS0119)301&2Tue, 11.00-13.00
International and Comparative Secured Transactions (LAWS0100)151Mon, 18.00-20.00
International Arbitration (LAWS0080)301&2Tue, 14.00-16.00
International Commercial Litigation (LAWS0053)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
International Trade Law (LAWS0067)301&2Mon, 11.00-13.00
Legal Aspects of International Finance (LAWS0060)301&2Mon, 18.15-20.15
Liquidation and its Consequences (LAWS0092)151Fri, 11.00-13.00
Marine Insurance Law (LAWS0093)301&2Fri, 16.00-18.00
International Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Decolonizing Law (LAWS0224)301&2Mon, 16.00-18.00
EU Trade and External Relations Law (LAWS0146)301&2Wed, 16.00-18.00
Foundations and Principles of International Law (LAWS0153)301&2Tue, 16.00-18.00
International and European Refugee Law (LAWS0110)151Fri, 09.00-11.00
International and Global Environmental Law (LAWS0057)151Thu, 14.00-16.00
International Commercial Litigation (LAWS0053)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
International Criminal Law (LAWS0087)301&2Wed, 14.00-16.00
International Energy Law (LAWS0089)151Tue, 18.00-20.00
International Human Rights Law (LAWS0058)301&2Tue, 11.00-13.00
International Humanitarian Law (LAWS0070)152Thu, 11.00-13.00
International Law of Foreign Investment (LAWS0090)301&2Mon, 14.00-16.00
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals (LAWS0082)301&2Mon, 11.00-13.00
Law and Policy of International Trade and the Environment (LAWS0226)152Fri, 11.00-13.00
Law of the World Trade Organisation (LAWS0048)301&2Thu, 11.00-13.00
Law of Treaties (LAWS0227)151Tue, 14.00-16.00
Use of Force in International Law (LAWS0069)151Tue, 9.00-11.00
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Constitutional Theory (LAWS0123)152Thu, 09.00-11.00
Decolonizing Law (LAWS0224)301&2Mon, 16.00-18.00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (LAWS0055)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Human Rights at Work (LAWS0124)152Thu, 11.00-13.00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition (LAWS0051)301&2Wed, 11.00-13.00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A (LAWS0052)151Wed, 11.00-13.00
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LAWS0208)301&2Fri, 11.00-13.00
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A (LAWS0054)151Fri, 11.00-13.00
Legal History
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Decolonizing Law (LAWS0224)301&2Mon, 16.00-18.00
Historical Development of the Common Law, The (LAWS0130)301&2Fri, 09.00 - 11.00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition (LAWS0051)301&2Wed, 11.00-13.00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A (LAWS0052)151Wed, 11.00-13.00
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAWS0095)301&2Thu, 11.00-13.00
Aspects of National Security Law (LAWS0150)151Fri, 16.00-18.00
Environmental Lawyering (LAWS0211)152Tue, 14.00-16.00
Global Competition and Litigation (LAWS0066)152Tue, 16.00-18.00
International and Commercial Trusts Law (LAWS0119)301&2Tue, 11.00-13.00
International Arbitration (LAWS0080)301&2Tue, 14.00-16.00
International Commercial Litigation (LAWS0053)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making (LAWS0118)151Wed, 16.00-18.00
Judicial Review (LAWS0107)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals (LAWS0082)301&2Mon, 11.00-13.00
Modern Advocacy and Classical Rhetoric (LAWS0121)152Mon, 11.00-13.00
Principles of Civil Justice (LAWS0141)301&2Thu, 09.00-11.00
Maritime Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Carriage of Goods by Sea (LAWS0094)301&2Mon, 14.00-16.00
International Trade Law (LAWS0067)301&2Mon, 11.00-13.00
Marine Insurance Law (LAWS0093)301&2Fri, 16.00-18.00
Public Law
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice (LAWS0155)152Mon, 16.00-18.00
Aspects of National Security Law (LAWS0150)151Fri, 16.00-18.00
Bioethics Governance (LAWS0156)301&2Tue, 14.00-16.00
Comparative Constitutional Law (LAWS0114)151Tue, 11.00-13.00
Comparative Human Rights Law (LAWS0077)301&2Fri, 11.00-13.00
Comparative Human Rights Law I (LAWS0078)151Fri, 11.00-13.00
Comparative Human Rights Law II (LAWS0079)152Fri, 11.00-13.00
Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU (LAWS0046)152Tue, 16.00-18.00
Constitutional Theory (LAWS0123)152Thu, 09.00-11.00
European Labour Rights in an International Context (LAWS0108)301&2Tue, 14.00-16.00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (LAWS0055)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Human Rights at Work (LAWS0124)152Thu, 11.00-13.00
International and European Refugee Law (LAWS0110)151Fri, 09.00-11.00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making (LAWS0118)151Wed, 16.00-18.00
Judicial Review (LAWS0107)301&2Thu, 14.00-16.00
Principles of Civil Justice (LAWS0141)301&2Thu, 09.00-11.00
Prison: Ideology, Policy and Law (LAWS0086)151Tue, 14.00-16.00
Religion, State and Law (LAWS0142)151Tue, 09.00-11.00