LLM Programme overview
The programme is run by the LSE Law Department, which
is rated in the highest category in the UK for both research (the
Department received the highest ranking in the country in the Research
Assessment Exercise 2008) and teaching (excellent).
From 2013/14 onwards, students will take eight half
unit courses, usually over a period of one year of full-time study.
Students will select seven half unit courses from a
wide variety of subject areas. These will be assessed, in the main, by
examination. The eighth half unit is a compulsory course on Legal
Research and Writing Skills. This will provide a basis for meeting the
writing requirement of the LLM: delivery of a 10,000 word dissertation
on a topic to be chosen by the student.
Students may select courses from approximately 90 Law
Department courses or from certain complementary offerings in other LSE
PLEASE NOTE: not all subjects are offered every year, so if a subject is
crucial to your study programme please confirm its availability
Below are listed the courses taught in 2013/14:
Examinations are usually held in May/June, essays are
submitted in June and dissertations are submitted in August.
Several major LSE scholarships are awarded
competitively to LLM students. [see