Master of Laws (LLM)

Our LLM programmes attract students from around the world, from multiple legal jurisdictions.

Our general LLM gives you the flexibility to construct your own programme from a mix of core and optional courses.

We also offer seven specialised LLM programmes

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.

Programme structure

The Glasgow LLM runs for a full year, with an annual intake in September. We also offer the LLM on a part-time basis over two years, with two courses selected for year one and two courses selected for year two plus the dissertation. The LLM is structured into courses which run over two semesters, starting in September and January.

We organise a compulsory one-week induction programme, tailored specifically for the LLM. This offers information and guidance on learning methods, research skills, and on non-academic aspects of life and study in Glasgow.

There are two ways to select your LLM:

Select a programme

Specialised LLMs

  • 6 courses from the selected specialised programme + dissertation


  • 5 courses from the selected specialised programme + 1 course from another programme + dissertation

General LLM

  • 6 courses from any specialised programme(s) + free choice of dissertation

Select individual courses

LLM in International Commercial Law

  • Corporate Governance
  • International Competition Law
  • International Financial Regulation
  • International Merger Control
  • International Trade Law
  • Law and Markets

+ dissertation in Commercial Law

General LLM

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Investment Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Law and Security
  • Intellectual Property and the Market
  • Law and International

+ your free choice of dissertation

Teaching and assessment

Courses are delivered through a mixture of lectures and seminars.

Our diverse and international student body, many of whom already have professional experience, bring a wide range of viewpoints to class discussions.

Coursework forms part of the overall assessment for the LLM degree and provides a way for students to measure their progress throughout the year

Examinations are completed in December and in April and May. The dissertation is completed over the summer months and submitted in August.

Please contact our PGT team with any questions about our LLM programme.