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

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 appy 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.

Course length

10 weeks or 20 weeks (2 hours tuition per week)

Entry requirements

The standard of teaching is at Master’s level on all Continuing Legal Education courses. Applicants should be UK practising solicitors or barristers.

All courses are taught in English.


10 week courses = £1500
20 week courses = £2750

You can either pay via credit card, cheque or we can invoice your firm/you for the course fees. The course fees include tuition, access to the UCL Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) for course materials, a UCL email account, UCL ID card and reference access to the UCL library (no borrowing).

Access to the library at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is subject to an additional cost. Visit the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies website for more information.

UCL alumni discount

A discount of 15% on all Continuing Legal Education courses will be applied to bookings from UCL graduates.


To apply for a Masters Level Course, please download and complete the application form and return to:

Lisa Penfold
Events & CPD Manager
UCL Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG

The deadline for applications for Master's Level Courses is:
– Friday 20 July for course starting in October.

Courses available in 2018-19
Module Namecourse lengthTermDay, Time
Access to Justice: Theory and Practice (LAWSG175A)10TBCTBC
Advanced Foundations of the International Law of Foreign Investment. (LAWSG088A)201 & 2TBC
Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAWSG094)201 & 2TBC
Aspects of National Security (LAWSG171)10TBCTBC
Banking Law (LAWSG032)201 & 2TBC
Bioethics Governance (LAWSG176)201 & 2TBC
Children and their Rights (LAWSG037A)10TBCTBC
Commercial Remedies (LAWSG185)201 & 2TBC
Company Law (LAWSG040)201 & 2TBC
Comparative Constitutional Law (LAWSG128)10TBCTBC
Comparative Contract Law (LAWSG072)201 & 2TBC
Comparative Copyright and Design Law (LAWSG188)201 & 2TBC
Comparative Human Rights Law (LAWSG068)201 & 2TBC
Comparative Human Rights Law I (LAWSG068A)10TBCTBC
Comparative Human Rights Law II (LAWSG068B)10TBCTBC
Competition Law (EU and UK) (LAWSG015)201 & 2TBC
Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights (LAWSG158)10TBCTBC
Competition Law Enforcement in Europe (LAWSG045)10TBCTBC
Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU (LAWSG008)10TBCTBC
Corporate Finance (LAWSG103)201 & 2TBC
Corporate Governance in the US and UK (LAWSG129)10TBCTBC
Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective (LAWSG130)10TBCTBC
Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection (LAWSG184)10TBCTBC
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (LAWSG077)201 & 2TBC
Economic Analysis of Law (LAWSG111)10TBCTBC
Economics in Competition Law and Practice, The Role of (LAWSG102)10TBCTBC
EU Contract Law (LAWSG170)10TBCTBC
EU Trade and External Relations Law (LAWSG166A)10TBCTBC
European Labour Rights in an International Context (LAWSG119)201 & 2TBC
Foundations and Principles of International Law (LAWSG174)201 & 2TBC
Future of Legal Practice, The (LAWSG168)201 & 2TBC
Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (LAWSG027)201 & 2TBC
Global Competition Litigation (LAWSG046)10TBCTBC
Historical Development of the Common Law, The (LAWSG148)201 & 2TBC
Human Rights at Work (LAWSG140)10TBCTBC
International and Commercial Trusts Law (LAWSG134)201 & 2TBC
International and Comparative Secured Transactions (LAWSG101)201 & 2TBC
International and European Refugee Law (LAWSG122)10TBCTBC
International Arbitration (LAWSG069)201 & 2TBC
International Commercial Litigation (LAWSG022)201 & 2TBC
International Energy Law (LAWSG086)201 & 2TBC
International Environmental Law (LAWSG028A)10TBCTBC
International Humanitarian Law (LAWSG056B)10TBCTBC
International Human Rights Law (LAWSG030)201 & 2TBC
International Trade Law (LAWSG050)201 & 2TBC
Introduction to the International Law of the Sea (LAWSG127)10TBCTBC
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition (LAWSG021)201 & 2TBC
Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition (LAWSG021A)10TBCTBC
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LAWSG025)201 & 2TBC
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LAWSG025A)10TBCTBC
Law and Governance of Global Health (LAWSG142)10TBCTBC
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals (LAWSG076)201 & 2TBC
Law of Patents (LAWSG189)201 & 2TBC
Trade Linkages in the law of the World Trade Organisation  (LAWSG012)10TBCTBC
Law of Trade Marks and Brands, The (LAWSG063)10TBCTBC
Law of Treaties (LAWSG178)201 & 2TBC
Law, Economics and Society: The Foundations of Capitalism  (LAWSG042)10TBCTBC
Legal Aspects of International Finance (LAWSG033)201 & 2TBC
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance (LAWSG183)10TBCTBC
Marine Insurance Law (LAWSG092)201 & 2TBC
Modern Advocacy and Classical Rhetoric (LAWSG136)10TBCTBC
Principles of Civil Justice (LAWSG160)201 & 2TBC
Prison: Ideology, Policy and Law (LAWSG083)10TBCTBC
Regulation of Financial Markets (LAWSG080)201 & 2TBC
Restitution of Unjust Enrichment (LAWSG108)201 & 2TBC
Sustainability and Environmental Justice (LAWSG003)10TBCTBC
US Antitrust Law and EU Competition Law: A Comparative Perspective (LAWSG098)201 & 2TBC