Application Process and Fees
Pre-requisites for Admission
The Executive LLM has three pre-requisites for admission:
You must have obtained very good grades in your law studies. The grades required for admission will be tailored to the system of legal education in the countries from which applicants have obtained, or will obtain, their qualifications. Places will normally only offered to applicants with the equivalent of a high 2:1 in a UK Bachelor of Laws Degree.
You must have had at least three years post-degree experience in legal practice at the time of commencement of the programme. This could, for example, be in a law firm, government, a company, a non-governmental organisation or international organisation.
If you are not a native English speaker or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English. You should include your test scores, if available, in the relevant section of the application form. If you receive an offer of admission, it will be subject to proof of your score. English tests must be less than two years old at the time of application. If you have not yet taken the test, your application can be considered in its absence, but any offer will be conditional on your achieving the required score.
TOEFL and IELTS
Acceptable scores are:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum overall score of 109 in the internet based test (with a minimum of 24 in listening, 25 in writing and 20 in the other sections)
IELTS (International English
Language Testing System) with a minimum overall score of 7.5 (with a
minimum of 7.0 in both the listening and writing elements and 6.0 in the
When can I apply and when can I start?
The Executive LLM programme will be open for admissions as of October 2012. The first Modules will be offered a year later in December 2013. Applicants may apply at any time (apart from the month of September when the system is closed). Once admitted, students may start the programme immediately by taking the next available modules after admission. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least 6 months before their proposed start date. Applications must be received a minimum of two months in advance of the start of the module teaching.
How do I apply?
Applications for the programme should be made via the Graduate Admissions Office website. Please see:
As part of your application you will need to provide a personal
statement explaining why you wish to take the course, your curriculum vitae, and
two references (one academic reference and one reference from your most recent
How much does it cost?
The fees for the academic year 2013/14 programme are:
Upon admission to the programme a registration fee of £500.
£3,000 per module, payable six weeks in advance of the module date.
If you interested in the programme but have any doubts about
your eligibility please fell feel free to contact any member of the Directorate
or the Programme Manager.