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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Cambridge LLM (Master of Law) is a nine-month taught master's degree commencing at the beginning of October each year and finishing by the end of the following June. The LLM, as a master's degree, is intended for those who wish to pursue further legal studies after completing their first degree in law, including those who are considering an academic career or intending to practise law.

LLM students take four courses of their choice from the list of available LLM course offerings. In recent years, the number of LLM courses on offer has tended to be in the region of 30. The advanced nature of the LLM programme is reflected in the fact that it is organised and taught separately from the undergraduate law degree at Cambridge. All of the LLM courses are specifically tailored for the LLM programme.

Currently, each course is most commonly assessed by means of a three-hour written examination at the end of the LLM year, although students may elect to write a full dissertation in lieu of the written examination for one course (only), subject to prior formal approval of their dissertation topic.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the LLM programme students can be expected to have greatly enhanced knowledge of their chosen subject areas, an increased ability to apply sophisticated and rigorous analytical techniques to primary and secondary legal materials, and a better facility in advancing robust evaluations of doctrinal, theoretical and policy arguments in the fields of their studies and more generally.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 32,214overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 104

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    196 88%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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