12 months
9579 GBP/year
9579 GBP/year
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Students accepted to the Postgraduate Laws programme offered by the University of London start at three points of entry, namely at PGCert, PGDip or LLM.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


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!

You can collect all three qualifications as you wish, provided you complete within a maximum of five years.

  • All students are eligible for a PGCert award upon completion of five modules.
  • Upon completion of a total of ten modules (five towards a PGCert plus an additional five), you are eligible for a PGDip award. 
  • Upon completion of a total of sixteen modules (five towards a PGCert plus five towards a PGDip plus an additional six) you are eligible for an LLM award.

Career opportunities

The Postgraduate Laws programme offered by the University of London   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
  • Advanced contract law
  • Advanced torts
  • 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

Key information


  • Part-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



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

For the LLM entry point, you normally need one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with second-class honours from the University of London.
  • A second-class bachelor's 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's degree (or equivalent).
  • The Common Professional Examination or a Graduate Diploma in Law, plus a second-class bachelor's degree (or equivalent).
  • You are qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales, or the equivalent elsewhere.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9579 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9579 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9579 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9579 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Total LLM (16 modules):£9579
  • Total PG Diploma (10 modules) :£6350
  • Total PG Certificate (5 modules):£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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