The LLM is an attendance-based taught masters programme that can be studied on a full-time, part-time, or flexible basis. It is not possible to study the LLM at UCL by distance learning or online. If you wish to study an LLM via distance learning, you may wish to consider the University of London LLM programme via distance learning.
Full-time Study (1 year)
The programme is completed in 12 months (September to September).
Part-time Study (2 years)
The programme is completed in two years, with 60 credits of taught modules completed each year. The Independent Research Essay (IRE) is undertaken in the second year, with some informal preparation for it beginning in the first year. Each module must be completed within 12 months.
Flexible Study (up to 5 years)
The programme is completed in up to five years. The IRE is undertaken in a later year, with some informal preparation for it beginning in the preceding year. Each module must be completed within 12 months.
Modules offered on the LLM programme may not run in every academic year. If there are any modules that are integral to your study, you should check whether they are running in the relevant academic year.
Continuing Legal Education
If you do not wish to undertake the full LLM programme, it is possible to study individual modules as a Continuing Education Student. For more information on studying in this way, please see the Continuing Legal Education section of this site. You will not gain academic credits by studying as a Continuing Education Student.
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.