LL.M. Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17400 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP10200 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The LLM in Law at Edinburgh Law School, UK, is a postgraduate Masters degree programme offering an exciting and flexible range of courses. Studying with leading experts in their fields, and alongside students drawn from all around the world, this well-established LLM degree at one of the UK's, and indeed Europe’s, leading universities offers you the opportunity to select courses exactly reflecting your interests.

Description

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The LLM in Law (or ‘General LLM’) is suitable for students seeking a range of choice among a number of advanced courses, without necessarily specialising in one area of law. Students who wish to specialise should apply for one of the nominate degrees listed in the menu on the right. It is possible to transfer to the general LLM in Law after arrival; but transferring from the general Law LLM to a specialised LLM may not be possible due to limitations on programme numbers. Please note that students taking the general LLM Law may not select more than one full-year or two one-semester courses from each of the specialised degree programmes. It is therefore essential that you give careful thought in advance to which LLM programme best suits your interests.

Edinburgh Law School offers a flexible LLM programme structure. In addition to full-year courses, a broad range of specialised, research-led one semester law courses will be offered on the LLM degree. Students can select either three full-year courses, six one semester courses, or a combination of both full-year and one-semester options, thus enabling each individual student to tailor their own curriculum as best suits their interests and future career plans.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP17400 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP10200 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

This programme can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two years*. It offers a wide range of subjects across many legal fields from European, International and comparative perspectives. It is genuinely flexible enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.

The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

To ensure a programme of general interest there are no mandatory courses, however you may only select a certain number of credits from particular fields. This is indicated in the course options list below.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

The minimum basic admission requirement for taught postgraduate degrees is a UK Upper Second Class (2:1) honours degree or its international equivalent, in Law, Arts or Social Sciences.

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, you will be required to show that you have obtained one of the following:

  • Grade 7 in the British Council's IELTS test (with at least 6.5 in each section)

  • 100 in the TOEFL internet based test (with no score lower than 23 in each section)

  • Grade B in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

  • Grade A in the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

  • 67 in the Pearson Test of English (with no score lower than 61 in each of the “Communicative Skills” sections – “Enabling Skills” section scores are not considered)

All tests must be taken within two years of the proposed start date. Any English language proficiency tests results older than two years will not be considered.

Your application may not be successful if you do not currently satisfy any of these requirements; alternatively, you may be offered a place conditional on your reaching the satisfactory standard by the time you start the degree.
The University's Institute for Applied Language Studies (IALS) runs a pre-sessional English for the LLM course, you can find information on this programme here. Please note, however, that successful completion of this course will not be accepted in place of a formal English test result demonstrating the required level (as detailed above).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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