In deciding whether to admit an applicant, the Faculty has regard to factors such as academic ability and intellectual maturity. We require a good 2.1 degree with some evidence of first class ability, in a qualifying law degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Graduates with an upper second-class qualifying law degree and substantial relevant experience are also welcome to apply.
Graduates whose first degree is not in law will be considered for admission if they have a good 2.1 with evidence of 1st class ability plus a good Merit pass in the Common Professional Examination (Graduate Diploma in Law) recognised by the UK professional bodies.
PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
In order to be able to benefit from and cope with advanced study in law, a very good command of the English language is essential. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide recent acceptable evidence that their command of the English language, both spoken and written, is at the required level.
We ONLY accept the following English language proficiency tests:
IELTS: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in is each of the subtests
TOEFL: Score of 109, plus 24/30 in the reading and writing subtests and 23/30 in the listening and speaking subtests. The UCL TOEFL Code is 9163.
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each component.
UCL Pre-Sessional Course: Mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests.
IMPORTANT: It is advisable to book a place as early as possible as test dates fill up quickly. Please note that the test result must have been awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.
We would urge you to take a language test in your own country in order to meet the English language condition. Only if this proves impractical should you consider coming to the UK to undertake a language course at UCL. If you wish to pursue a pre-sessional course at UCL, you must contact the UCL Language Centre to see whether you are eligible (see contact details overleaf). Obtaining a place on the pre-sessional course does not guarantee you a place on the LLM programme. You must meet the requirements as outlined in the box above. Please note that you are entirely responsible for all the costs involved in attending the UCL pre-sessional course. You are asked to therefore consider very carefully your options before you make the decision to attend the UCL pre-sessional course. The pre-sessional courses book up extremely quickly so it is advisable, if you choose this route, to book well in advance. For further information please see the web site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/language-centre/
We do not normally accept results from any language centre other than UCL. If you do take an English language course elsewhere, you will need to sit/resit TOEFL/IELTS in order to meet the English language requirement as above.
The Faculty may also accept evidence of recent substantial education in the UK (usually a minimum of three years, for example, a three year degree course) undertaken no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.
NB: Please note that you will need to show evidence of having met the English language condition of your offer before you enrol on the course.
UCL reserves the right, after acceptance, to require
any student to withdraw from UCL if, in the opinion of the relevant teacher,
the student's proficiency in English is inadequate.
Last Updated 5 September 2012
The application process for the 2013-14 academic session is open.
The deadline for applications to be received has been extended to Monday 1 July 2013
Please refer to the How to apply section for information on the application process.