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Master of Laws LLM Law by Distance Learning

Improve your career prospects by gaining a tailored Masters in LLM Law while remaining in full-time employment

Course start date: 28th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

Fantastic programme with helpful and approachable tutors

Dr H. Solomonides, DMU LLM distance learning graduate

One of these unique programmes will enable you to:

  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the 'accelerated route' and complete the LLM in 15 months
  • Achieve the level you choose – postgraduate certificate and diploma levels also available


The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 11th-12th September 2020, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from 28th September 2020 through to the end of December 2020 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2021, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2021, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue.

See this year's modules.

Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.

Core Module

International Law
Business Law in the UK and EU
Employment Law and Context in the UK and EU
Introduction to Healthcare and Ethics
International Human Rights Law
Foundation of Sports Law and The Sports Regime
Environment, Legal Control and EU Regulation
Food Law in the UK and EU

Optional Modules

Sale and Supply of Goods
Personal Insolvency Law
Aspects of Discrimination in Business
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Law of Environmental Crime
Atmospheric Pollution Law
Social Justice and Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law
Gender and Sexuality in International Law
Coroners Law
Consent and Incapacitated Patients
Patient Safety, Quality and Professional Regulation in Healthcare Law
Dental Law, Practice and Ethics
Sports Governance
Event Management

The 30 credit modules can be studied in January 2020 and cost £1,700 each:

Consumer Law
Company Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Health and Safety
Individual Employment Law
Equal Opportunities in the Workplace
People Management within Organisations
Planning Law
Environmental Assessments
Biodiversity Impact and Nature Conservation Law
Waste Management Law
Water Pollution Law
Environmental Permitting and Climate Change Regulation
Food Consumer Protection Law
Food Marketing Law
Food Safety Law
EU Competition Law
Law of International Trade
Private International Law
International Child Law
Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Minorities in International Law
Expert Evidence
Issues Relating to the Termination of Life
Issues Relating to the Creation and Saving of Life
Mental Health Law
Sports Rights and Commercial Dispute Resolution
Sport and Ethics (Advanced)
Sport, Broadcasting and New Media

The following 15 credit modules can be studied in January 2020 and cost £850 each:

Corporate Insolvency Law
European E-Commerce
Financial Transaction Law
Collective Labour Law
Civil Liberties in the Workplace
Noise Pollution Law
Light Pollution Law
International Environmental Law
Food Sources Protection Law
The European Convention on Human Rights
International Law
Protection of Refugees in International Law
Medical Negligence
Medical Research Law
Philosophy of Health Care
Public Procurement Law
Representing the Athlete/Player
The Sports Participant and the Courts
Integrity in International Sport

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting a more specialised pathway. See the flexible study box for more information.


The LLM Law and LLM International Law courses form part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School. If you wish to study a more specialised pathway, you may choose to study one of the following LLMs instead:

• LLM International Human Rights Law
• LLM Medical Law and Ethics
• LLM Sports Law and Practice
• LLM Business / International Business Law
• LLM Environmental Law and Practice
• LLM Food Law
• LLM Employment Law and Practice

For full information on these pathways, please go to: or call: +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

EU Referendum Statement: UPDATE

In light of the outcome of the recent EU Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union we wanted to reassure you that DMU remains as committed as ever to academic excellence as well as welcoming students from all countries, whether from Europe or the wider world.

Both companies based in the UK and those wishing to import into the UK will likely be affected by Brexit. De Montfort’s flexible programmes will ensure that when changes happen you'll be in a position to understand and act on them immediately.

The learning experience at De Montfort University was positive and has served as a significant resource in my career and personal growth

G. Hayburn, DMU LLM distance learning graduate

Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2020 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2020. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2021).

This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.

The courses have been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. The courses are particularly suited to:

• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Managers
• Finance Directors
• HR Professionals
• Company Secretaries
• Owner Managers

and will be relevant to those involved in the fields of: Medical Law and Ethics; International Human Rights Law; Business Law; Food Law; Employment Law; Environmental Law and Sports Law.

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The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 11th and 12th September 2020 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that there are a number of further optional study components throughout the course. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of optional modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. The other sessions will concentrate on additional areas that will be useful to students throughout their studies. These additional sessions will offered through a combination of face to face and webinar format.

The LLM has given me a greater depth of knowledge of my work and increased my confidence to be able to take on greater responsibilities.

F. Wright, DMU LLM distance learning graduate

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Do not delay your application as places are limited.

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