Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

Application Information

The application process for the 2015-16 academic session is now open.

How to apply

You can apply for the LLM programme by completing the online application form. Applying online will allow you to log in and check the status of the application, including decisions, re-send reference requests, update contact details and more. An application processing fee is applicable for LLM programme applications. Information on how to apply online can be found on the main UCL website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply/apply-now/

Application Information
All applicants must complete an application form. Application forms must be accompanied by:-

  • 2 references, one of which must be academic for recent graduates;
  • transcripts of the law qualifications, which if not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation;
  • where appropriate, evidence of English language ability / qualifications (see Entry Requirements section).

Guidance on personal statement

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Law at graduate level
  • why you want to study Law at UCL
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
  • please state the modules you would like to take as part of the LLM (not including the dissertation topic)
  • please state the specialism you would like to follow (if applicable)
  • please state the field you may be interested to research by way of dissertation

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Tier 4 students taking a second masters level programme in the UK

Students who have previously studied at masters’ level in the UK must ensure that their module choices demonstrate progression and enhancement. Module choices must therefore be substantially different. For example, if you have previously studied Intellectual Property modules on an LLM in the UK, you are prohibited from selecting further Intellectual Property modules now. If you are in any doubt over the progression and enhancement regulations then you should contact the Director of Taught Graduate Programmes prior to making module choices. These regulations apply regardless of whether you were required to make a statement regarding your proposed course of study as part of the application process. UCL will verify module choices against previous qualifications.

When to apply

The application process for 2015-16 is now open. The deadline for applying is Wednesday 1 July 2015 but may close early. Applications submitted after 1 May will only be considered if places are available so you are urged to apply in advance of 1 May to ensure that your application will be considered for the 2015-16 intake.


Successful applicants will be sent a formal offer of admission signed by the Academic Registrar. The letter will indicate whether the offer is unconditional or subject to the fulfilment of specific conditions. It will also show on your online portal.

To help us to provide a quick and efficient service to all applicants, please refrain from contacting the Graduate Office seeking a decision on your application unless it has been more than 6 weeks from receiving the acknowledgment of a complete application email from the Admissions Office.

International applicants should not leave their own country for the purpose of attending UCL before receiving a formal unconditional offer of admission from UCL Admissions Office.

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Updated 12 September 2014


The application process for the 2015-16 academic session is now open.

Please note, for the 2015-16 intake, we are not accepting the TOEFL test. If you have an English condition to meet, you must take one of the alternative tests listed here instead.