LLM University of London International

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Laws, postgraduate (LLM, PGDip and PGCert)

Gain a prestigious University of London LLM by distance learning

Study for a prestigious qualification in postgraduate laws anywhere in the world.

  • World Class: Receive academic leadership and study materials from world renowned professors of law from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University College London (UCL).
  • Accessible: You don’t need a Bachelor’s degree to apply. Our flexible programme allows you to begin with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma and progress to the LLM.
  • Flexible: You can take between one and five years to complete our LLM and choose a financial commitment that suits your needs.
  • Wide-ranging: We offer a general postgraduate laws degree and over 30 specialisations. Choose from more than 65 courses.

Whether you’re a practising lawyer, LLB graduate, or non-legal professional, we have an option to suit you.

Programme Overview

You study Study period Cost (2017) Cost (2018)
Postgraduate Certificate 5 modules (from up to 4 courses) 6 months-5 years £3,400 £3,570
Postgraduate Diploma 10 modules (from up to 4 courses) 1-5 years £5,900 £6,195
LLM 16 modules (from 4 courses) 1-5 years £8,900 £9,345
Individual modules You can take up to four modules on a stand-alone basis. 6 months-2 years £545 £570

Excellent career opportunities for all

Our degrees represent top professional standards, so our graduates regularly advance to high-level positions. Depending on which specialist areas you choose, you’ll be well placed for careers in a variety of sectors, including:

  • research in the social sciences and humanities;
  • banking, financial services, and financial regulation;
  • human rights agencies;
  • international development organizations;
  • media;
  • Civil and public service opportunities.

Valuable for legal professionals

The University of London LLM provides you with many of the key attributes required by law firms. It proves your commitment to hard work and is a powerful recognition of high achievement.

Many professional associations and Bar Councils also accept our qualifications towards the required professional development quotas.

For example, in England and Wales, the Solicitors Regulation Authority accredits our LLM (and any single modules taken as short courses) towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

One of the widest choices of pathways on the global market

We have 32 specialisations to choose from, including:

See the full list of specialisations.

Summary of key dates

To sit exams in: Best to apply before: Must enrol by:
May 30 September
(previous year)
10 November
(previous year)
October 28 February
(same year)
15 April
(same year)

What our students say

Deborah Regal, United Kingdom

Deborah Regal, Postgraduate Laws AlumnaI chose the programme for its flexibility. At the same time as indulging my interest in criminal law, I could pursue my interest in human rights, for example. The quality of the programme is exceptional. I knew from the offset that it was going to be good; I didn’t realise how good it was going to be. I’d recommend the University of London LLM to anybody.

Deborah, a graduate of the University of London LLM, works in client management at an international provider of stock market indexes. She is also completing a PhD at SOAS, University of London. See more from Deborah and other inspirational alumni in our Postgraduate Laws video and our prospectus.

Postgraduate Laws Summer Course

Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July 2017, 9am-5pm.

Attend lectures in Human Rights Law or Commercial and Corporate Law. Learn from Professors from Queen Mary University of London, UCL ,and other UK leading universities.

You will have the opportunity to network, meet the Programme Director, Professor Helen Xanthaki, and other course professors.