Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

Application Information

The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now open.

How to apply

There are two ways to apply for a place on the LLM at UCL. We recommend applying online as you will be able 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 (£50 for applications made online and £75 for those received on paper).

  1. Online:
    Complete the online application form from the graduate study page on the main UCL website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application/taught

  2. Graduate Application Forms:
    Forms are available for download in pdf format from the UCL Graduate Admissions website. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application/application-main/downloadable-applications

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

  • at least 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 (if applying by post, please send photocopies only);
  • where appropriate, evidence of English language ability / qualifications (see Entry Requirements section).

Guidence 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.

When to apply

The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now open. Due to a high demand for places you are strongly advised to apply early. The deadline for applications for September 2014 is Tuesday 1st July 2014. However, the admissions process may close earlier than the 1st July should the programme become full.


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 fulfillment 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 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 9 October 2013


The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now open.

Please refer to the How to apply section for information on the application process.