UCL FACULTY OF LAWS

Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

Application Information

The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now closed. Information regarding applications for September 2015 will be updated on the website in September 2014.

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.

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 the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now closed.

Decisions

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 3 July 2014

APPLICATION NOTICES

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

Information regarding applications for September 2015 will be updated on the website in September 2014.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : Updated 28 May 2014

The Home Office issued an update about the acceptance of ETS tests (including TOEFL). They have now confirmed that Higher Education students applying for a Tier 4 visa may use a TOEFL test taken after 17 April, if a Higher Education Institution is willing to use its academic discretion. For those students entering in September 2014, UCL will continue to accept the TOEFL even if it was taken after 17 April. However, if an applicant still needs to book a test then we recommend that they take an alternative test to TOEFL. Those who have already arranged to take a different test following the previous advice from the Home Office, we encourage you to go ahead with taking the alternative test.

The TOEFL test will continue to be accepted for 2014 entrants who have been asked to take an English language qualification as part of their offer condition, and do not need to apply for a visa to study in the UK.