UCL Faculty of Laws


Single Master’s level courses

We recognise that many legal professionals need to update their knowledge or further their careers by developing a particular skill but without the time to commit to a full Masters programme

This programme is not available during the 2022-23 academic session.

To meet this need we have expanded our Continuing Legal Education short course programme – offering busy professionals an alternative to full-time study.

At UCL Laws you can enrol on one of our specialised Master’s modules, offering two hours of tuition each week for either 20 week or 10 weeks courses between October and March.

Continuing Legal Education students do not take the examination at the end of the academic year, and you will receive a UCL Laws Certificate of Attendance is issued at the end of their study period. You will not gain academic credits by studying as a Continuing Education Student. A number of courses are run in the late afternoon or early evening and are, therefore, more accessible for practitioners.

These courses are for legal professionals living and working in and around London. It is not a distance learning programme. If you are interested in studying by distance learning, please see the University of London External LLM programme.

The LLM programme can now be studied flexibly and completely in up to 5-years. If you wish to apply to study the LLM, please see the Masters of Law (LLM) Programme pages.

Note: Continuing Legal Education students are not permitted to transfer to the LLM programme or accumulate passes to count toward the award an LLM degree. Please note that all modules are subject to change or cancellation.