About the Cambridge LLM programme
The Cambridge LLM is a one-year taught masters programme. Students are required to take four courses (or 'papers') in total. The course offerings are sufficiently varied to enable students to pursue a wide range of interests. Some students elect to obtain a general LLM, choosing papers from various unrelated legal fields. Others choose to specialise in commercial, European, international or intellectual property law, taking at least three papers in one of these areas so as to receive a designation to their LLM indicating the specialism pursued. Those who opt to specialise, but want some breadth or variety, frequently take a paper outside their specialism alongside the three within it.
While many students know in advance which papers they would like to take, there is no obligation to commit before arrival. The Faculty runs a Subject forum in the first week of term where course convenors talk about their courses. Students are then permitted to attend various courses over the first week or so before deciding which suits them best.