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:
Events & CPD Manager
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 Name course length Term Day, Time Access to Justice: Theory and Practice (LAWSG175A) 10 TBC TBC Advanced Foundations of the International Law of Foreign Investment. (LAWSG088A) 20 1 & 2 TBC Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAWSG094) 20 1 & 2 TBC Aspects of National Security (LAWSG171) 10 TBC TBC Banking Law (LAWSG032) 20 1 & 2 TBC Bioethics Governance (LAWSG176) 20 1 & 2 TBC Children and their Rights (LAWSG037A) 10 TBC TBC Commercial Remedies (LAWSG185) 20 1 & 2 TBC Company Law (LAWSG040) 20 1 & 2 TBC Comparative Constitutional Law (LAWSG128) 10 TBC TBC Comparative Contract Law (LAWSG072) 20 1 & 2 TBC Comparative Copyright and Design Law (LAWSG188) 20 1 & 2 TBC Comparative Human Rights Law (LAWSG068) 20 1 & 2 TBC Comparative Human Rights Law I (LAWSG068A) 10 TBC TBC Comparative Human Rights Law II (LAWSG068B) 10 TBC TBC Competition Law (EU and UK) (LAWSG015) 20 1 & 2 TBC Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights (LAWSG158) 10 TBC TBC Competition Law Enforcement in Europe (LAWSG045) 10 TBC TBC Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU (LAWSG008) 10 TBC TBC Corporate Finance (LAWSG103) 20 1 & 2 TBC Corporate Governance in the US and UK (LAWSG129) 10 TBC TBC Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective (LAWSG130) 10 TBC TBC Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection (LAWSG184) 10 TBC TBC Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (LAWSG077) 20 1 & 2 TBC Economic Analysis of Law (LAWSG111) 10 TBC TBC Economics in Competition Law and Practice, The Role of (LAWSG102) 10 TBC TBC EU Contract Law (LAWSG170) 10 TBC TBC EU Trade and External Relations Law (LAWSG166A) 10 TBC TBC European Labour Rights in an International Context (LAWSG119) 20 1 & 2 TBC Foundations and Principles of International Law (LAWSG174) 20 1 & 2 TBC Future of Legal Practice, The (LAWSG168) 20 1 & 2 TBC Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (LAWSG027) 20 1 & 2 TBC Global Competition Litigation (LAWSG046) 10 TBC TBC Historical Development of the Common Law, The (LAWSG148) 20 1 & 2 TBC Human Rights at Work (LAWSG140) 10 TBC TBC International and Commercial Trusts Law (LAWSG134) 20 1 & 2 TBC International and Comparative Secured Transactions (LAWSG101) 20 1 & 2 TBC International and European Refugee Law (LAWSG122) 10 TBC TBC International Arbitration (LAWSG069) 20 1 & 2 TBC International Commercial Litigation (LAWSG022) 20 1 & 2 TBC International Energy Law (LAWSG086) 20 1 & 2 TBC International Environmental Law (LAWSG028A) 10 TBC TBC International Humanitarian Law (LAWSG056B) 10 TBC TBC International Human Rights Law (LAWSG030) 20 1 & 2 TBC International Trade Law (LAWSG050) 20 1 & 2 TBC Introduction to the International Law of the Sea (LAWSG127) 10 TBC TBC Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition (LAWSG021) 20 1 & 2 TBC Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition (LAWSG021A) 10 TBC TBC Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LAWSG025) 20 1 & 2 TBC Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LAWSG025A) 10 TBC TBC Law and Governance of Global Health (LAWSG142) 10 TBC TBC Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals (LAWSG076) 20 1 & 2 TBC Law of Patents (LAWSG189) 20 1 & 2 TBC Trade Linkages in the law of the World Trade Organisation (LAWSG012) 10 TBC TBC Law of Trade Marks and Brands, The (LAWSG063) 10 TBC TBC Law of Treaties (LAWSG178) 20 1 & 2 TBC Law, Economics and Society: The Foundations of Capitalism (LAWSG042) 10 TBC TBC Legal Aspects of International Finance (LAWSG033) 20 1 & 2 TBC Legal Needs and Legal Assistance (LAWSG183) 10 TBC TBC Marine Insurance Law (LAWSG092) 20 1 & 2 TBC Modern Advocacy and Classical Rhetoric (LAWSG136) 10 TBC TBC Principles of Civil Justice (LAWSG160) 20 1 & 2 TBC Prison: Ideology, Policy and Law (LAWSG083) 10 TBC TBC Regulation of Financial Markets (LAWSG080) 20 1 & 2 TBC Restitution of Unjust Enrichment (LAWSG108) 20 1 & 2 TBC Sustainability and Environmental Justice (LAWSG003) 10 TBC TBC US Antitrust Law and EU Competition Law: A Comparative Perspective (LAWSG098) 20 1 & 2 TBC