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Faculty of Law

Master of Laws (LLM)

Master of Laws (LLM)

The Faculty is charged with the responsibility of providing qualitative and quantitative education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

A postgraduate course of study and/or research training is commonly regarded as a logical follow-up to a first degree, and is a usual prelude to a career in academic teaching and research. In NOUN, this is done through the use of quality course materials in print, CD-ROM, DVD, online facilitation, video conferencing, internet, radio and television broadcast, audio and video tapes and interactive face-to-face contacts for our teeming number of students and facilitation at the various study centres by experienced and seasoned professionals, thereby ensuring effective delivery in our university.

The Faculty of Law equips students with the theory and practice of law, the principles of judicial process, legal development and legislative drafting.

Admission Requirements

The criteria for admission into the LLM programme are as follows:

(i) A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved University with a minimum of Second-Class Honours (Lower Division).

(ii) A minimum of five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Literature in English and a pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings in SSCE/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent.

(iii) A minimum of two positive references as to character and learning must to be submitted by the applicant.  At least one of the references shall be obtained from the applicant’s former lecturers in the Faculty of Law.

(iv) Notwithstanding the following regulation, an applicant may be required as a condition of admission to undergo such tests and/or interview as may be prescribed by the Faculty or to take such other pre-requisite or concurrent studies and examination as the Faculty may prescribe. Any concurrent studies requested by the Faculty shall be pursued subject to the Faculty’s overall control.

(v) A candidate may submit in support of his candidature any contribution to the advancement of knowledge which he may have published independently or co-jointly.

Candidates for the LLM  shall, upon being granted provisional admission online, be cleared by the Faculty before they can proceed with registration for the programme.

All candidates are required to contact their alma mater to make arrangements for their academic transcript to be forwarded to:

The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Plot 91, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi Cadastral Zone, Abuja. 


The application fee for the Master of Laws programme is N7,500.00 (seven thousand, five hundred naira) only.

To apply, visit our website at: https://www.nouonline.net

  Graduation Requirements

The LLM programme shall run for a minimum period of eighteen (18) calendar months, structured into three (3) semesters or eighteen calendar months and a maximum period of thirty-six (36) calendar months or six (6) semesters. LLM candidates are required to enrol for and complete at least 27 units of course work and present a a supervised research dissertation on a selected topic, which must be an original research work. The dissertation carries 6 units, making a total of 33 units.

To be in good standing, a student must at the end of the programme have a minimum score of 50% in each course taken. To be eligible to sit for examination in a particular course, a student must record at least 75% live attendance at lectures, seminars and tutorials delivered for the course.


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