12 months
9345 GBP/year
9345 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The world-class, flexible Postgraduate Laws programmes offered by the University of London are designed to meet a diverse range of needs. With 32 specialisations and 65 courses, you can either build a broad range of skills or specialise in a specific field.

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Students accepted to the Postgraduate Laws programmes offered by the University of London  start at three points of entry, namely at PGCert, PGDip or LLM. Your point of entry is determined by your entry qualifications but does not set your exit award. It is your choice to leave the programme with a PGCert, PGDip or and LLM - or all three!

Modes of study: Distance learning | Teaching Centre

How you study

The programme is offered online and is fully supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You study at a time and pace that suits you (subject to course-specific deadlines) using the study materials provided, with support available from academic staff.

Study materials

You will have access to study materials developed by academics from Queen Mary and UCL. These include a Postgraduate Laws Handbook with practical information; study guides written for your chosen modules; a comprehensive skills guide; and past exam papers and commentaries, which give you valuable insights into how to perform well in exams.

Career opportunities

The LLM provides you with many of the key attributes required by law firms – advanced, specialist legal training and the ability to work in a multinational legal environment. Our graduates regularly advance to high-level positions in a variety of sectors, including banking, financial services, financial regulation, human rights agencies, NGOs and public service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Admiralty law
  • Applicable laws and procedures in international commercial arbitration
  • Carriage of goods by sea
  • Commercial banking law: bank customer relationship
  • Commercial trusts law
  • Comparative criminal justice policy
  • Constitutional and institutional law of the European Union
  • Corporate finance and management issues in company law
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Derivatives law
  • Equity and trusts in context
  • European Union competition law
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • European internal market
  • External relations law of the European Union

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




192 alternative credits
  • LLM – 192 UK credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Laws – 120 UK credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws – 60 UK credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with second-class honours from the University of London.
  • A second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent), where at least half the units are in law-related subjects.
  • A pass in the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) of England and Wales, or the Qualifying Exam of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority of England (or corresponding exams in Scotland or Northern Ireland), plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • The Common Professional Examination or a Graduate Diploma in Law, plus a second-class bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • You are qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales, or the equivalent elsewhere.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9345 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9345 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9345 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9345 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Total LLM (16 modules):

  • 2020: £9345
  • 2021: £9579

Total PG Diploma (10 modules) :

  • 2020: £6195
  • 2021: £6350

Total PG Certificate (5 modules):

  • 2020: £3570
  • 2021: £3659


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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