Teaching Matters

Connected learning: 10 years of the online LLM

Embedding online distance learning into the Law curriculum.

In September 2005, Edinburgh Law School launched its first online distance learning programme. A decade later, our online LLM programmes have become an essential part of the Law School’s teaching and learning activity, attracting professionals from all over the world.

To mark 10 years of online distance learning, we caught up with some of our graduates to ask them about their experiences and memories of studying for an LLM degree by online distance learning.

Watch - Ten years of online distance learning at Edinburgh Law School


“I remember being inspired by the content, in fact I am now in the process of applying to do my doctorate to further research the topic of my dissertation. It was a challenging time for me, as I was working full time at a law firm and it took much effort to find a balance between my work and studies. However the content and tutors were superb and I really enjoyed taking part in lively debates with my fellow "classmates". I would definitely recommend the program to those who are interested in innovation and technology law!”

Dana KretschmerLLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law, 2008


“My memories of Edinburgh are only of good things. I was lucky enough to join a course that was flexible enough to fit round work and family. Being 8 months pregnant with my second child when I started the course made it a bit difficult at the end of the first term, but I received loads of support from the staff…support that lasted through to the end of my dissertation. “

Rachel BanfieldLLM in Intellectual Property Law, 2012


“Our Program Director, Professor Laurie, his colleagues and tutors were excellent – knowledgeable, down-to earth, and approachable … The quality of the program, the small group environment, and involvement of teaching staff, sets a high bar even for a face-to-face program. The Faculty of Law at The University of Edinburgh delivers a world class LLM in Medical Law and Ethics.”

Mark DaviesLLM in Medical Law and Ethics, 2013