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Specialist Degrees 2020-21

Browse the LLM specialist degrees that were available for the 2020-21 academic year.

Please note that specialisms offered on the LLM programme vary from year to year. Specialisms and modules are subject to cancellation and module convenors may change. Applicants and offer-holders are therefore advised to check this site regularly for further updates. Please note the below is for information only.

Please note: the module descriptions give a clear outline of the content of each module. These module descriptions will be updated following UCL's decision regarding the delivery of the 2020/21 academic year, such as online or face to face, to reflect any potential changes that may occur. UCL is still assessing plans for the next academic year and all current UCL students and offer holders will be made aware when final decisions regarding the 2020/21 academic year are announced.

If you wish to obtain a LLM specialist degree you must select a minimum of 60 credits from the qualifying modules listed in that specialism, plus write your Research Essay in the area of the specialism.

Corporate Law

Module Name

CreditsTermDay, Time
Company Law22.5Term 1Fri, 11:00-13:00
Comparative Corporate Governance45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Corporate and Social Responsibility: An International Perspective45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Corporate Finance45Term 1 & 2Fri, 10:00-12:00
International and Comparative Secured Transactions22.5Term 1Mon, 09:00-11:00
International Law of Foreign Investment45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Legal Aspects of International Finance45Term 1 & 2Mon, 17:00-19:00
Liquidation and its Consequences22.5Term 2Tue, 09:00-11:00
Law and Social Justice 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice22.5Term 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Criminal Process and Human Rights45Term 1 & 2Thu, 11:00-13:00
Decolonizing Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
International and European Refugee Law22.5Term 1Fri, 09:00-11:00
International Criminal Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 09:00-11:00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5Term 2Wed, 16:00-18:00
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance22.5Term 1Mon, 14:00-16:00
Privacy, Data and Surveillance Law22.5Term 2Wed, 11:00-13:00
Environmental Law and Policy 

Find out more about the LLM in Environmental Law and Policy

Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Advanced Foundations of Environmental Law22.5Term 1Tue, 14:00-16:00
Land Use, Sustainability and Environmental Justice22.5Term 1Mon, 14:00-16:00
Law and Policy of Climate Change22.5Term 2Thu, 09:00-11:00
Law and Policy of International Trade and the Environment22.5Term 2Fri, 11:00-13:00
Human Rights Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice22.5Term 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Comparative Constitutional Law22.5Term 1Tue, 11:00-13:00
Corporate and Social Responsibility: An International Perspective45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Criminal Process and Human Rights45Term 1 & 2Thu, 11:00-13:00
Decolonizing Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
International and European Refugee Law22.5Term 1Fri, 09:00-11:00
International Human Rights Law45Term 1 & 2Tue, 11:00-13:00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5Term 2Wed, 16:00-18:00
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance22.5Term 1Mon, 14:00-16:00
Privacy, Data and Surveillance Law22.5Term 2Wed, 11:00-13:00
Religion, State and Law22.5Term 2Tue, 09:00-11:00
Intellectual Property Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Copyright and Designs, The Law of22.5Term 2Wed, 11:00-13:00
Law of Patents45Term 1 & 2Thu, 16:00-18:00
Trade Marks and Unfair Competition in the UK, Europe and the United States45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
International Banking and Finance Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Banking Law and Regulation45Term 1 & 2Wed, 14:00-16:00
Corporate Finance45Term 1 & 2Fri, 10:00-12:00
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
International and Commercial Trusts Law45Term 1 & 2Tue, 11:00-13:00
International and Comparative Secured Transactions22.5Term 1Mon, 09:00-11:00
International Law of Foreign Investment45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Legal Aspects of International Finance45Term 1 & 2Mon, 17:00-19:00
International Commercial Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Banking Law and Regulation45Term 1 & 2Wed, 14:00-16:00
Carriage of Goods by Sea45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Commercial Remedies45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
International and Commercial Trusts Law45Term 1 & 2Tue, 11:00-13:00
International and Comparative Secured Transactions22.5Term 1Mon, 09:00-11:00
International Arbitration45Term 1 & 2Tue, 14:00-16:00
International Commercial Litigation45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
International Trade Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Legal Aspects of International Finance45Term 1 & 2Mon, 17:00-19:00
Liquidation and its Consequences22.5Term 2Tue, 09:00-11:00
Marine Insurance Law45Term 1 & 2Fri, 16:00-18:00
International Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Decolonizing Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Foundations and Principles of International Law45Term 1 & 2Tue, 16:00-18:00
International and European Refugee Law22.5Term 1Fri, 09:00-11:00
International Commercial Litigation45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
International Criminal Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 09:00-11:00
International Human Rights Law45Term 1 & 2Tue, 11:00-13:00
International Law of Foreign Investment45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Law and Policy of International Trade and Environment22.5Term 2Fri, 11:00-13:00
Law of the World Trade Organisation45Term 1 & 2Wed, 16:00-18:00
Use of Force in International Law22.5Term 1Mon, 09:00-11:00
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Decolonizing Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition45Term 1 & 2Wed, 11:00-13:00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A22.5Term 1Wed, 11:00-13:00
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory45Term 1 & 2Fri, 11:00-13:00
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A22.5Term 1Fri, 11:00-13:00
Legal History 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Decolonizing Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition45Term 1 & 2Wed, 11:00-13:00
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A22.5Term 1Wed, 11:00-13:00
Historical Development of the Common Law, The45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Litigation and Dispute Resolution 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
International and Commercial Trusts Law45Term 1 & 2Tue, 11:00-13:00
International Arbitration45Term 1 & 2Tue, 14:00-16:00
International Commercial Litigation45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5Term 2Wed, 16:00-18:00
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Maritime Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Carriage of Goods by Sea45Term 1 & 2Mon, 14:00-16:00
International Trade Law45Term 1 & 2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Marine Insurance Law45Term 1 & 2Fri, 16:00-18:00
Public Law 
Module NameCreditsTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice22.5Term 2Mon, 16:00-18:00
Comparative Constitutional Law22.5Term 1Tue, 11:00-13:00
Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU22.5Term 2Tue, 16:00-18:00
European Labour Rights in an International Context45Term 1 & 2Tue, 14:00-16:00
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues45Term 1 & 2Thu, 14:00-16:00
International and European Refugee Law22.5Term 1Fri, 09:00-11:00
Judges, Courts and Judicial Decision-Making22.5Term 2Wed, 16:00-18:00
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance22.5Term 1Mon, 14:00-16:00
Privacy, Data and Surveillance Law22.5Term 2Wed, 11:00-13:00
Religion, State and Law 22.5Term 2Tue, 09:00-11:00