This innovative LLM offers you teaching in English by Queen Mary academics in Paris. You’ll benefit from our School of Law’s prestige and an international setting. You can choose from several pathways in commercial law, leading to specialisms in banking and finance, dispute resolution, energy, intellectual property or media and technology law.

What you’ll study

You’ll be offered an extensive choice of modules in commercial law, which can lead to specialist LLMs in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business Law
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

If you opt to take a specialism, you’ll have 60 credits of ‘free-choice’ modules, which can be from any legal field outside your specialism.

Courses are taught in English by Queen Mary faculty, in collaboration with distinguished guest lecturers. The programme and our student community are supported by alumni and several local partnerships.

For many students, improving your command of legal English is a vital part of undertaking an LLM. We therefore run an in-sessional academic and legal English language support programme alongside our LLM course, at no extra cost. It is a tremendous opportunity to focus on your academic writing, research methodology, and critical and analytical skills.

We also offer Introduction to Common Law classes at the start of each semester, which provide valuable insights, particularly if you come from a civil law jurisdiction.

You can also take Paris LLM modules as part of the Flexible Study LLM.

Additional costs

Depending on your module choices, you may incur some additional costs to cover course textbooks, a Navigo travelcard (the Parisian equivalent of London’s Oyster card) and social activities.

It may be necessary to include English translations of documents with your application.


The LLM in Paris programme starts in January and September each year, with exam periods in January and July each year.

You will take 180 credits in total, including a 30 credit dissertation of 10,000 words.

The course structure and modules are for 2019-20 entry. We are currently reviewing this for September 2020 entry.


You can view the full list of modules for the LLM course in Paris on Queen Mary, University of London’s website.


  • The Paris LLM is taught and assessed entirely in English.
  • Taught modules are usually assessed by unseen written examinations, coursework essay, in-class presentations, or Final Assessment Exercises. This is in addition to your compulsory dissertation.


All Paris LLM students have to complete a 30 credit dissertation in English of 10,000 words. You’ll have a personal dissertation supervisor.

Recent titles include:

  • ‘Copyright cumulation in three-dimensional objects: the former 50 plus test, rationales, and economic context’
  • ‘The Development of the Implied Terms of Merchantable and Satisfactory Quality’
  • ‘A Question of Neutrality: Transparency and the Effects of Algorithmic Decision Making on the Legal Sector’.


You’ll study in a diverse, high-calibre classroom environment and benefit from the international outlook and experiences of your lecturers and peers.

You’ll be taught through a variety of methods, including traditional and interactive lectures, small group teaching, tutorials and online learning.

This innovative LLM is taught in intensive module blocks, allowing you to incorporate other elements – such as an internship – into your time on the course. You’ll generally be taught in intensive daytime, evening or occasional Saturday classes.

Should you undertake an internship alongside your studies, you’ll also learn through direct experience. This will introduce you to the expectations of the working environment, where you will apply your legal skills.

If you are working full-time, we strongly advise you to take the part-time LLM. It is not advisable to both work and study full-time.


  • Access to University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) facilities
  • Sccess to Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS)  Library databases, including research skills training induction in Paris
  • A full range of online resources, including LexisNexis, Westlaw and a wide range of online journals
  • Access to a wealth of Parisian libraries and university libraries, notably CUJAS.


This degree is taught at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), in premises shared with the British Council in central Paris, a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and close to the political and educational centres of French life. You’ll study in a picturesque environment, with views of the Esplanade des Invalides and the Eiffel Tower.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the student environment in Paris and take up opportunities to attend seminars and networking events in Paris.

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