Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal platform for high-calibre students to acquire expertise in specialised subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. It helps students enhance their abilities to think critically, analyse legal arguments, articulate ideas, research efficiently, and write effectively. This serves to prepare them for professional careers or further studies at a doctoral level.

Our LLM attracts the best students from all parts of the world, with more than 50 countries represented. This provides students from the UK and abroad with unique opportunities for formal and informal critical comparative analysis.

The broad range of expertise in the faculty enables UCL to provide LLM modules and research essay support at the highest level in all major areas of law.



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.