Master of Laws (LLM) Programme

Specialist Degree - Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LAWSSP22)

To obtain a Master of Laws (LLM) in a particular area of law, you must gain 180 credits following a specific set of rules which can be found here.

The list below details all the core modules for this specialist degree. Please be aware that the list of modules on offer each year varies from year to year and that all modules are subject to change or cancellation.

While unlikely, it is possible that a particular specialist degree may not be available or difficult to obtain because a number of the modules needed for that specialism are not available. Details of modules offered in a particular academic year can be found on the taught modules page.

Core Modules

Economic Analysis of Law
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition A
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A
Law and Ethics



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.