University of Glasgow: School of Law

University of Glasgow
The School of Law


Law has been taught at the University of Glasgow since the 15th century. Today the School of Law is recognised as the number two law school in the United Kingdom* and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in research.

Studying for an LLM at Glasgow equips you with the knowledge and skills you need in an increasingly competitive legal market. Our graduates have gone on to work in international courts, the European Commission, banking and finance, international law firms, governments, and academic institutions around the world.

*Complete University Guide 2019

Our LLM range
We offer seven specialised LLMs and one general degree:
LLM Corporate & Financial Law
LLM Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy
LLM International Commercial Law
LLM International Competition Law & Policy
LLM International Economic Law
LLM International Law
LLM International Law & Security
LLM (General)

We also offer an LLM by Research, based solely on a 30,000-word thesis.

LLM programme structure
The LLM is structured into courses that run over two semesters. This provides the opportunity for in-depth study without the immediate pressure of examination preparation. Coursework forms part of the overall assessment alongside exams, and provides a way for you to measure your progress throughout the year. You will also be required to submit a dissertation at the end of the programme.

LLM programme flexibility
Flexibility in the LLM programme structure allows ‘tailoring’ of the programme.

There are two ways to select your LLM programme:

Specialised LLMs
4 courses from the selected specialised programme + dissertation.


3 courses from the selected specialised programme + 1 course from another programme + dissertation.

General LLM
4 courses from any specialised programme(s) + free choice of dissertation.

A full list of courses and combinations is available on our website.

What our students say
The standard of education the School of Law provides is exemplary. The lecturers are a combination of leading academic scholars and active practitioners, who give an all-round education into the theory underpinning the legal principles of your field of study, and how these principles are engaged in the legal profession. The majority of students (and lecturers) on the LLM programmes are international, coming from all around the world. This is the best thing about the programme, making friends with likeminded people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Ross Jacob (UK), International Commercial Law

Why study at the University of Glasgow

Our LLM programme draws students from around the world. The diverse student body (many students already have professional experience) enables a wide range of viewpoints to be expressed in class discussions. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching. You will have opportunities to get involved in class discussions, while lecturers are able to attend to the individual needs of students.



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