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 = £2000
20 week courses = £3500

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 26 July for course starting in October
- Friday 6 December for courses starting in January

Courses available in 2018-19: TERM 2 (January - March)
Module NameTermDay, Time
Children and their Rights (LAWS0062)2Fri, 14:00-16:00
Comparative Constitutional Law (LAWS0114)2Tue, 14:00-16:00
Comparative Copyright Law (LAWS0168)2 (twice weekly)Wed, 11:00-13:00 AND Fri, 11:00-13:00
Comparative Human Rights Law II (LAWS0079)2Fri, 11:00-13:00
Corporations, Global Business and Environmental Protection (LAWS0164)2Thu, 14:00-16:00
Economic Analysis of Law: Corporations and Markets (LAWS0216)2Tue, 11:00-13:00
Environmental Lawyering (LAWS0211)2Tue, 14:00-16:00
Global Competition and Litigation (LAWS0066)2Tue, 18:00-20:00
Human Rights at Work (LAWS0124)2Thu, 09:00-11:00
International Humanitarian Law (LAWS0070)2Thu, 11:00-13:00
Law and Policy of Climate Change (LAWS0210)2Thu, 09:00-11:00
Legal Needs and Legal Assistance (LAWS0163)2Tue, 11:00-13:00
Modern Advocacy and Classical Rhetoric (LAWS0121)2Mon, 11:00-13:00
Religion, State and Law (LAWS0142)2Tue, 09:00-11:00