Continuing Professional Development

Single Master’s Level Courses

We recognise that many legal professionals need to update their knowledge or further their careers by developing a particular skill but without the time to commit to a full Masters programme. To meet this need we have expanded our Continuing Legal Education short course programme – offering busy professionals an alternative to full-time study.

At UCL Laws you can enrol on one of our specialised Master’s modules, offering two hours of tuition each week for either 20 week or 10 weeks courses between October and March.

Continuing Legal Education students do not take the examination at the end of the academic year, and you will receive a UCL Laws Certificate of Attendance is issued at the end of their study period. You will not gain academic credits by studying as a Continuing Education Student. A number of courses are run in the late afternoon or early evening and are, therefore, more accessible for practitioners.

These courses are for legal professionals living and working in and around London. It is not a distance learning programme. If you are interested in studying by distance learning, please see the University of London External LLM programme.

The LLM programme can now be studied flexibly and completely in up to 5-years. If you wish to appy to study the  LLM, please see the Masters of Law (LLM) Programme pages.

Note: Continuing Legal Education students are not permitted to transfer to the LLM programme or accumulate passes to count toward the award an LLM degree. Please note that all modules are subject to change or cancellation.

Course length
10 weeks or 20 weeks (2 hours tuition per week)

Entry Requirements
The standard of teaching is at Master’s level on all Continuing Legal Education courses. Applicants should be UK practising solicitors or barristers.

All courses are taught in English.

10 week courses = £1500
20 week courses = £2750

You can either pay via credit card, cheque or we can invoice your firm/you for the course fees. The course fees include tuition, access to the UCL Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) for course materials, a UCL email account, UCL ID card and reference access to the UCL library (no borrowing).

Access to the library at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is subject to an additional cost. Visit the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies website for more information.

UCL Alumni Discount

A discount of 15% on all Continuing Legal Education courses will be applied to bookings from UCL graduates.


To apply for a Masters Level Course, please download and complete the application form and return to:

Lisa Penfold
Events & CPD Manager
UCL Laws
Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street
London WC1H 9BT

The deadline for applications for Masters Level Courses is:
Friday 9 December 2016 for course starting in term 2.

Download the application form


Courses Available for Term 2 – 2016-17

Module Name Code Day Time Term(s)
Corporate Restructuring LAWSG157 Tue 16:00- 18:00 2
Economics in Competition Law and Practice, The Role of LAWSG102 Thu 18:00- 20:00 2
EU Energy Law LAWSG177 Wed 9:00- 11:00 2
Human Rights in Europe II: European Union and Human Rights LAWSG152B Wed 11:00- 13:00 2
International Energy Law A LAWSG086A Tue 9:00- 11:00 2
International Environmental Law LAWSG028A Tue 11:00- 13:00 2
Introduction to the International Law of the Sea LAWSG127 Tue 14:00- 16:00 2
Law and Governance of Global Health LAWSG142 Wed 16:00- 18:00 2
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance LAWSG183 Tue 11:00- 13:00 2
Regulation and Tort LAWSG145 Fri 11:00- 13:00 2
Trade Marks and Brands, The Law of LAWSG063 Wed 11:00- 13:00 2