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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: 11th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Fees for the programme

The fees for each study option are listed below:

  • LLM - £8,700
  • Accelerated LLM - £9,000
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £6,300
  • Postgraduate Certificate - £3,500

It is also possible to study an individual module, for interest. Please note that successfully completing the module will not result in any credits being awarded. Outlines of each module can be found under 'Course Content'

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

  • Sale and Supply of Goods
  • Personal Insolvency Law
  • Aspects of Discrimination in Business
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law of Environmental Crime
  • Atmospheric Pollution Law
  • Brownfield and Contaminated Land 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
  • Labour 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


Employers tend to look favourably upon those employees who are interested in developing themselves and investing in their career. Many of our students have received employer sponsorship on the basis of making clear to their employers the advantages that they will be able to offer them both during and after their LLM.

There are many funding options ranging from educational loans and career development loans to scholarships and corporate sponsorship that may be open to you. Many part-time LLM students are sponsored by their companies, whilst others decide to self-finance the course as they prefer to keep their future options open. By far the most popular LLM financing method is an education or career loan available from grant awarding organisations or commercial banks.

It is strongly advised that potential applicants research all available financing options well in advance of submitting their application as many funding sources have strict deadlines for seeking funding. Countries often have their own grant or scholarship awarding bodies which may either be government, commercial or charitable in nature.



If you are a UK or EU national, or have UK ‘settled status’, have lived in the UK or the EU (or wider EEA) for the last 3 years, will be living on the UK on the first day of your course and haven’t been awarded an LLM, MSc, MA, MBA or PhD already, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,906 from the UK Government to study this course. Visit the UK Government site for information, download the PDF guide or call the Student Loan Company +44 (0)30 0100 0031.