Developed by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Sorbonne Law School (Sorbonne), this double degree programme leads to two prestigious qualifications from two globally recognised institutions. The aim is to provide students with a unique opportunity to study international and comparative business law; in two languages (French and English), with two renowned Institutions, whilst living in Paris.

Key information

Yes
Duration
18 months
Method of attendance
Full Time

Entry requirements

Applicants to the Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM programme must meet academic, English language and French language requirements in order to be admitted to the programme.

Applicants must ensure that you send a complete application, including academic qualifications and evidence of English language ability. French language ability will be assessed by interview.

The usual qualification for entry to the Double LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent).

We consider every application on a case-by-case basis and anticipate that some applicants will be practising lawyers who have qualified either in France or their home jurisdiction and will have legal work experience, which will also be taken into account.

Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses.

For full information on entry requirements, including application deadlines and English requirements, please visit the QMUL degree webpage.

Degree benefits

  • Maximise your professional opportunities with two international and comparative focused LLMs from two top law schools.
  • Attend courses taught by leading QMUL and La Sorbonne academics and notable practitioners.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to study within both the British and French models of postgraduate education.
  • Undertake tangible work experience, as part of an internship with a law firm, company or another legal context.
  • Network with your peers face to face and experience life on campus at the University of London Institute in Paris and at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Enhance your competencies in time-management, prioritising, and adapting to pressure – all of which are skills anticipated by employers in the legal sector.
  • Earn two prestigious postgraduate law degrees from two leading Institutions within 18 months.

Degree structure

The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM programme starts in January each year, with registration extending over 18 months, and is available only for the full-time mode of study.

The Double LLM begins with the QMUL component in January, with an examination period in the Summer. The Dissertation is submitted in August. This is followed by the Sorbonne component from September, with assessment in the Spring of the following year. The programme continues with a credit-bearing Internship of at least 3 months, under the supervision of the Sorbonne.

You will study across all semesters - self-directed (with support via the online learning environment) and in the classroom through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Careers information

This course will provide you with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both common law and civil law frameworks, whilst allowing you to perfect your command of legal English and French. It will enable you to enhance your understanding of your own legal system, by giving you the tools to explore current commercial law issues from an international and comparative perspective. Ultimately, the course aims to better prepare contemporary lawyers for an increasingly globalised world.

How to apply

All applications should be made directly to Queen Mary University of London. Full application details are available on the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage.

Please note that the application deadline for January 2017 entry to the Double LLM has now passed. Applications for January 2018 will open by the end of November 2016 and close on 1 August 2017.

Fees and funding

Please visit the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage for information on fees and funding.

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