About the LLM

The LLM at LSE is a leading programme delivered at one of the world's best law schools and the UK’s number one legal research institution. It is unmatched in the international, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches and courses that it offers. Courses are offered in a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights, international law, and corporate, commercial and financial law.

Our approach to the teaching of law combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions. This ensures that what you learn at LSE Law is relevant to legal study and practice in any jurisdiction. Students may obtain approval to take one or in exceptional circumstances two complementary subjects from another master's degree at LSE in place of the equivalent number of law subjects. For example, international lawyers may choose to take a course in international relations; criminologists may take a course in sociology; constitutional lawyers may take a course in political theory; and company lawyers may take a course in financial reporting.

The programme enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body and plays a major role in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for LLM in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, some circumstances may cause the School to subsequently change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee places on its courses. You should visit the School's Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the Updated graduate course and programme information page.

For further information on the programme, please see LLM.

Graduate destinations

The LLM programme provides excellent prospects for graduates seeking to start their career with a Training Contract in UK and international firms both in London and major commercial centres around the world, with in-house legal departments or government legal services.  Some graduates go on to pursue a career at the Bar. Graduates with a legal qualification from their home jurisdictions and relevant experience join a variety of employers in legal and other sectors such as financial and management consulting. Others may continue their careers in national, regional and international courts or work in a legal capacity within an NGO or Multilateral Organisation. The LSE LLM also provides an excellent starting point for those wishing to pursue a PhD and or a career in academia. Recent employers who have hired graduates from this programme include Clifford Chance, Schoenherr, White & Case, Wolf Theiss, Diageo, Louis Vuitton, Australian Attorney General’s Office, 4 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, PWC and the Human Rights Commission.


Application code: M3U1 (check availability) M3U4 (extended part-time)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 or 48 months part-time

Minimum entry requirement: An undergraduate degree in law (LLB or equivalent)

English requirement: Law (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £14,784 (provisional EU); overseas £21,576

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support), Marchant Foundation Scholarship (UK/EU students), Margaret Bennett Scholarship, Olive Stone Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: None - rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016: 260/1805