UCL Faculty of Laws


Offer holders

From meeting your conditions, to accepting your offer and choosing your modules, you can find lots of information to help you prepare for life at UCL Laws in this section for LLM offer-holders

Accepting or declining your offer

Accepting your offer: conditional and unconditional offer holders

In order to secure your place on the LLM programme for the next academic year, you must accept your offer via the online application system, Portico.

Accepting an offer ensures that you receive important programme information before the start of your programme in September.

Declining your offer: conditional and unconditional offer holders 

If you wish to decline your offer, you must do so via Portico.

Meeting your conditions 

If you have been made a conditional offer, we wish you well in meeting our entry requirements.

You will need to ensure that you have met the conditions set out for you and provide the UCL Central Admissions Office with relevant documentation prior to the start of the programme and in good time to ensure that other arrangements can be made where applicable, including visa applications and accommodation.

You should upload evidence that you have met the conditions of your offer to the UCL application system, Portico.

Once UCL has received the relevant documentation confirming that you have met the conditions set out for you, your offer will become unconditional.

UCL will only permit students in possession of an unconditional offer to enrol on a programme of study.

English language requirements

You can find details of the English language requirements for the LLM programme at UCL in our Entry Requirements section.

If you are planning on taking the Pre-Sessional English Course at UCL, you will need to apply as early as possible as these courses are very popular and fill up quickly.

Apply online on the UCL Centre for Languages and International Education website

International Offer holders

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to attend the LLM programme at UCL, the Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number will be issued to unconditional offer holders via the online application system (Portico).

The UCL Central Admissions Office will contact unconditional offer holders who require a visa directly by email with details of the process during June.

It is important to note that the UK Visas and Immigration office (UKVI) will not issue CAS numbers until three months prior to the start of your programme of study.

The UCL International Student Support website provides lots of information that can help you prepare for coming to study in the UK, including:

Enrolment and Induction

UCL Student Pre-enrolment and Enrolment

Around six weeks before the start of your LLM programme (once you have accepted and met the conditions of your offer) you will receive an email from UCL Student and Registry Services inviting you to pre-enrol as a student at UCL.

You will need to complete the online pre-enrolment procedure before you arrive, so please make sure that UCL has a valid personal email address to correspond with you. You can update your email address on Portico before 1st August. If your contact details change after this date, you can update your email address by contacting UCL Student and Registry Services by email at: newstudents@ucl.ac.uk

Once you have completed online pre-enrolment, Student and Registry services will provide you with information about how you should enrol as a student at UCL.

You will find helpful advice about the procedures and documentation required to complete pre-enrolment and enrolment on the UCL New Students website and you are strongly recommended to thoroughly read this page before you arrive at UCL to ensure that you have all the relevant documentation with you to complete enrolment procedures. Information for students arriving in September 2023 will be available from spring 2023 on the New Students website.

Paying Tuition Fees

Information about paying tuition fees can be found on the UCL New Students website.

UCL Laws Faculty and Programme Induction

During the first week of term, from Monday 25th September to Friday 29th September 2023, the Faculty will arrange events and talks to introduce you to UCL Laws and the LLM programme.

A detailed schedule of the induction programme will be provided as part of the LLM Induction Pack in advance of the start of term, which will confirm event times and speakers. 

International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP)

The International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) is run by UCL Student and Registry Services and offers a range of interactive seminars and events and gives you the opportunity to meet other new and current UCL students and ask questions.

Further information about the seminars and events and full details of how to register can be found on the UCL ISOP website.

Support for students with disabilities

UCL Student and Disability Services provides a range of support for disabled students in order to facilitate study as independently as possible during their time at UCL. Further information can be found on the UCL Student Disability Services website.

University College London Union (UCLU) has a Disabled Students’ Network which runs events and provides representation for students with disabilities. More information can be found on the UCLU website.

Late Arrivals

If you think that you will not be able to enrol with UCL by the start of term, you must contact the Laws Graduate Office at llm-admissions@ucl.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss your options. Please remember to quote your student number in the email.