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 choose a selection of papers from various unrelated legal fields. Others choose to study a particular area - or related areas - of law.
While many students know in advance which papers they would like to take, there is no obligation to commit before arrival. The Faculty usually 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.