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Postgraduate Laws LLM, PGDip and PGCert

Postgraduate Laws LLM, PGDip and PGCert

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1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our world-class, flexible Postgraduate Laws programmes 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.

Students accepted to the Postgraduate Laws programmes 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!

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.

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, and revision forums from academic staff.

Career opportunities

The Postgraduate Laws programmes provide 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.

Many professional associations and Bar Councils also accept our qualifications towards professional development quotas. For example, in England and Wales, the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority accredits our programmes (including individual modules taken on a standalone basis) towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

What do employers think of our graduates?

We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Students will also get PG Dip and PG Cert as exit award.

Tuition fees

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Entry 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. For the PGDip entry point, you normally need one of the following: A second-class bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from the University of London or an acceptable institution; A master’s degree.