Air and Space Law, L.L.M.

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  • Tuition Fee
    7223 EUR/year
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    7223 EUR/year
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  • English (take IELTS)
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LLM and DCL students come to McGill from around the globe, with varied life and professional experiences, and a wide array of educational and legal backgrounds.


Although the roads they have travelled differ, our graduate students converge here at McGill Law because of their shared qualities: they are intellectually open, ambitious and aim to deepen and challenge what theyve learned in their academic and professional paths to-date.

Students enter McGills LLM and DCL programs with various goals in mind. Some seek professional development, aiming to sharpen their experience within particular legal domains, while others endeavor to explore altogether new areas and questions in the law. Some arrive spurred on by sheer intellectual curiosity or the urge to pursue a defined research question, while others are embarking on graduate study as a first phase in an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public International Air Law
  • Private International Air Law
  • Space Law: General Principles
  • Master's Thesis
  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Theoretical Approaches to Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Candidates for admission to the Graduate Certificate programs in the Institute of Air and Space Law who do not hold a law degree may be admitted if they have earned an undergraduate university degree in another discipline [with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0, or its equivalent (upper second class)]. They must also possess sufficient professional experience in the fields of Air and/or Space law to compensate for the lack of a law degree (as determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee).

Graduate level courses in Law are offered in English, and English-language abilities must be demonstrated for admission. In order to communicate fully with all law students at McGill, and to understand all course materials, the ability to speak and read French is an asset. At McGills Faculty of Law, all students may choose to write essays, examinations and thesis in English or French. In areas such as the study of private law in the civilian tradition or comparative private law, a reading knowledge of French is essential.

At the time of application, candidates should indicate whether they wish to be registered in the Faculty generally, or in the Institute of Comparative Law or the Institute of Air and Space Law. The different program requirements are set out elsewhere in these web pages.

Candidates must also indicate whether they wish to apply to the Thesis option or the Non-Thesis option. Candidates who apply to the thesis option may be offered a place in the non-thesis option.

In the case of applications to thesis programs, the Graduate Admissions Committee must consider the availability of a supervisor. If a supervisor is not available in the applicant's preferred field of study, the applicant may be refused admission or else offered admission pending a change of field of study.

All supporting application documents and required supplemental materials must be uploaded directly to the McGill admissions processing system.

1. Online Application for Admission form

2.Application fee: non-refundable Canadian funds payable by credit card cover up to two program choices per term. Some programs may charge additional fees. If applicable, these will be automatically charged when you submit the application form. Please note that application fees and other charges are listed on the Student Accounts website.

3.Transcripts: your complete record of study from each university-level institution you have attended to date. Uploaded copies are considered unofficial; final, official copies will be required of admitted applicants.

4.Reference letters: on the application form you must provide the names and email addresses of at least two professors who are familiar with your academic work. McGill will contact these referees and invite them to upload references on your behalf.

5.TOEFL/IELTS, GRE, GMAT results: when registering for the test, please ensure that you request that results be sent directly to McGill University. McGill will then receive the results electronically, directly from the testing agency.

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