Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

Facilities at UCL for Graduate Students

The Law Faculty strives to enhance the quality of graduate study through the continuing upgrading of support facilities. The Faculty occupies a prime location in the heart of Bloomsbury close to the central UCL campus. Our staff and approximately 450 students are located in the five floors of the Law Building. We have a student common room, and access to computer facilities are provided in two computer work rooms.

Computer Rooms
The Faculty of Laws has two computer rooms in the basement of Bentham House for the use of Law students only. These give access to a huge range of online legal materials via the UCL library services plus the usual email, internet and word processing packages.

UCL has free wireless access in hotspots across the campus, and in Bentham House in the student lounge, cafe and some lecture theatres.

The Graduate School also a graduate common room in the main campus with computers for recreational use. A PC cluster for graduates has been set up in the Science Library (DMS Watson building) alongside other clusters. The UCL Graduate School also provides courses and facilities for graduate student.

Information Systems in UCL have a number of computer cluster rooms across college and in the UCL residences. See the IS website.

UCL is uniquely well placed in respect of library facilities. Research students registered at the College have access to the following libraries - all links open in new windows:

UCL Library holds a total of almost two million item and subscribes to over 12000 journals in a combination of print and electronic formats covering the full range of subjects taught at UCL. The Law collection consists of approximately 50,000 volumes and is housed in the Main Library in the historic Wilkins Building on the Main Gower Street campus. It has strong holdings in all main areas of English Law as well a good range of international, foreign and comparative legal materials. It is particularly strong in the areas of Public Law, Jurisprudence, Family Law, Russian and Soviet Law and Roman Law. A full range of the major legal databases are provided including Westlaw and LexisNexisButterworths, along with a large number of electronic and print journals all of which are available via the web to students at home or in halls 24 hours a day.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Library has over 286,000 volumes mostly housed at the Institute site on Russell Square, about five minutes' walk from Bentham House. The collections concentrate primarily on common law, civil law, and Roman-Dutch law systems throughout the world and include material in western European languages for all jurisdictions for comparative and general reference purposes. Many graduate lectures and seminars take place at the Institute of Advanced legal Studies as well as an extensive programme of public lectures.

Senate HouseSenate House Library at Senate House is within ten minutes' walk of UCL and contains a valuable interdisciplinary collection.

British LibraryOther specialised libraries within easy reach include:
- the School of Oriental and African Studies Library,
- the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics,
- the Institute of Historical Research and
- several other specialised libraries associated with the University of London. These libraries may be used for particular courses with permission.

Also in Bloomsbury located on the Euston Road is the invaluable collection of the British Library one of the largest libraries in the World. Postgraduate students who wish to obtain access should apply direct to the British Library.

Events in the Law Faculty
We encourage all our students to attend the many events run in the law faculty each term. As well as our long runing Current Legal Problems Lectures (which have been held each Thursday in term time for the last 50 years!), our teaching and research centres such as The Centre for Law & the Environment, The Centre for International Courts & Tribunals,the London Shipping Law Centre, the Institute of Global Law and the Centre for Commercial Law all run events. The majority of events are held in the early evening and are, generally, free of charge to our students.
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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.