- LLM (Master of Laws) Programme
- LLM International Banking and Finance Law
- LLM International Commercial Law
- LLM Comparative Law
- LLM Corporate Law
- LLM Criminal Justice, Family and Social Welfare
- LLM Energy Law
- LLM Environmental Law and Policy
- LLM European Union Law
- LLM Human Rights Law
- LLM International Law
- LLM Intellectual Property Law
- LLM Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
- LLM Law and Economics
- LLM Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- LLM Maritime Law
- LLM Public Law
- LLM Competition Law
- Programme Calendar
- LLM Modules
- LAWSG102 The Role of Economics in Competition Law and Practice
- LAWSG129 Corporate Governance in the UK and US
- LAWSG013 World Trade Organisation and Trade Linkages in the World Trade Organisation, The
- LAWSG142 Law and Governance of Global Health
- LAWSG046 Global Competition Litigatation
- LAWSG041 Insurance Law (excluding Marine Insurance)
- LAWSG015 Competition Law (EU & UK)
- LAWSG152 Human Rights in Europe
- LAWSG042 Law, Economics and Society: The Foundations of Capitalism
- LAWSG134 International and Commercial Trusts Law
- LAWSG032 Banking Law
- LAWSG040 Company Law
- LAWSG080 Regulation of Financial Markets
- LAWSG161 Religion, State and Law
- LAWSG056A Use of Force in International Law
- LAWSG056B International Humanitarian Law
- LAWSG030 International Human Rights Law
- LAWSG021 Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition
- LAWSG021A: Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A
- LAWSG092 Marine Insurance Law
- LAWSG183 Legal Needs and Legal Assistance
- LAWSG022 International Commercial Litigation
- LAWSG174 Foundations and Principles of International Law
- LAWSG108 Restitution of Unjust Enrichment
- LAWSG083 Prisons: Ideology, Policy and Law
- LAWSG027 Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues
- LAWSG140 Human Rights at Work
- LAWSG160 Principles of Civil Justice
- LAWSG094 Alternative Dispute Resolution
- LAWSG122 International and European Refugee Law
- LAWSG185 Commercial Remedies
- LAWSG008 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU
- LAWSG068 Comparative Human Rights Law
- LAWSG068A Comparative Human Rights Law A
- LAWSG068B Comparative Human Rights Law B
- LAWSG188 Comparative Copyright and Design Law
- LAWSG086 International Energy Law
- LAWSG127 Introduction to the International Law of the Sea
- LAWSG136 Modern Advocacy and Classical Rhetoric
- LAWSG004 The Machinery of Environmental Protection: Institutions, Governance and Regulation
- LAWSG181 Law and Policy of Climate Change
- LAWSG184 Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection
- LAWSG028A International Environmental Law A
- LAWSG168 The Future of Legal Practice
- LAWSG077 Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
- LAWSG119 European Labour Rights in and International Context
- LAWSG176 Bioethics Governance
- LAWSG152A Human Rights in Europe I: Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
- LAWSG175A Access to Justice: Theory and Practice
- LAWSG101 International and Comparative Secured Transactions
- LAWSG093 Carriage of Goods by Sea
- LAWSG050 International Trade Law
- LAWSG069 International Arbitration
- LAWSG088 International Law of Foreign Investment
- LAWSG076 Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals
- LAWSG139 Constitutional Theory
- LAWSG033 Legal Aspects of International Finance
- LAWSG025 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
- LAWSG025A Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A
- LAWSG171 Aspects of National Security Law
- LAWSG128 Comparative Constitutional Law
- LAWSG158 Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights
- LAWSG141 Law and Ethics
- LAWSG178 Law of Treaties
- LAWSG189 Law of Patents
- LAWSG187 Contemporary Aspects of Intellectual Property
- LAWSG186 Trade Marks and Unfair Competition in the UK, Europe and the United States
- LAWSG103 Corporate Finance
- LAWSG154 Criminal Process and Human Rights
- LAWSG145 Regulation and Tort
- LAWSG170 EU Contract Law
- LAWSG166 EU Trade and External Relations Law
- Planning Your Programme
- Programme Structure
- LLM Specialist Degrees
- Independent Research Essay
- Bentham House Redevelopment
- Offer Holders
- Non-accredited Opportunities
- Meet our LLM alumni
Is there an application fee?
Yes, UCL has a non-refundable application processing fee for graduate taught programmes.
The 2016-17 application fees are £75.00 for online applications and £100.00 for paper applications. Please note that online applications will not be submitted, and paper applications will not be processed, until the application fee has been paid in full.
When do I apply?
The general deadline for applications for the September 2017 intake is 5pm on 1st June 2017. However, if you wish to be considered for Faculty of Laws LLM scholarships 2017-18, the deadline for applications is 5pm on 20th January 2017. Please note for the purposes of consideration for scholarships, the application will not be considered complete if you have applied online by 5pm on 20th January 2017, but it is still pending one or both references.
Can I apply if I do not have a Law degree?
You can apply if you do not have an undergraduate law degree, but we would like you to have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (formerly known as the Common Professional Examination) recognised by UK legal professional bodies.
In exceptional circumstances, graduates without a qualifying law degree but with substantial relevant work experience will be considered.
What does the admissions process involve?
Once you submit your completed application, it is first received by the UCL Admissions Office. They record applicant details and then send the application forms to UCL Laws. It is UCL Laws who considers the application forms and makes a decision.
All applicants will be informed of their decision via the UCL Applicants Portal by the UCL Admissions Office and not by UCL Laws itself. You can expect to receive a response from UCL around seven weeks after your application has been received and processed by the UCL Admissions Office.
I haven't taken an English language test yet. Can I still apply now or do I have to wait for my test result?
You can still submit an application for the LLM programme if you have not yet taken an English test.
We are able to make decisions on applications without an English test providing all other documents have been submitted (transcripts, personal statement and references). If we would like to make you an offer, it will be conditional upon meeting the English language requirements (and any other requirements if necessary).
Can I gain admission with Accredited Prior Learning (APL)?
Accredited Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for the LLM. APL applications must be submitted at the time of submitting an application for the LLM programme.
When does the programme start and how long does it last for?
The programme usually starts during the last week of September each year. The programme is run over a full calendar year, from September to September. The number of calendar years you are in attendance will depend on whether you are studying full-time, part-time or by flexible study mode.
Teaching finishes at the end of term two, allowing students time to prepare for their examinations and coursework and Independent Research Essay submissions. Coursework is usually submitted at the start of term three before the examinations take place. Independent Research Essays are prepared for submission between June and August, and submitted 1 September in the year following commencement of the programme.
How many modules do I need to take?
To obtain a Master of Laws (LLM), a student must successfully complete a total of 180 credits of LLM modules, including 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit Independent Research Essay.
Taught modules are either 15 or 30 credits. Full-time students complete all 180 credits in twelve months. Part-time students study 60 credits in their first year and 120 credits (including the Independent Research Essay) in their second year. In flexible study mode, students can apportion credits across each year of study in agreement with their personal tutor.
Further information on the programme structure can be can be found here: www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/study/graduate/llm-programme/programme-structure
Can I study part-time or by flexible mode?
Yes, it is possible to undertake the LLM on a part-time basis. This would normally take 2 years to complete. In flexible study mode, the programme is completed in up to five years.
The Independent Research Essay is undertaken in a later year, with some informal preparation for it beginning in the preceding year. Each module must be completed within 12 months.
Both the part time and flexible modes follow the same timetable as the full time timetable and for an idea of when classes take place, you can see the current timetable here: http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/study/graduate/offer-holders/postgraduate-llm-timetable-2015-16/.
Can I study by distance learning?
It is not possible to study for the LLM at UCL by distance learning or online. However, the University of London offers an LLM programme by distance learning.
Will I get student accommodation in London?
For information on accommodation available and how to apply for accommodation, please follow the link below. Please note the relevant closing dates for accommodation, depending on whether you are applying from home or overseas.
Where can I find information and advice for EU students following the EU referendum result?
Please find a link below to frequently asked questions and answers about the EU referendum and its potential impact on UCL research, staff, students and prospective students, as well as links to further information.