Executive Master's in Law (ELLM)

  • Executive
  • Department of Law
  • Application code M3U5
  • Starting 2020
  • Home part-time: Closed
  • Overseas part-time: Closed
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

Aimed at those in full-time employment, this is one of the most innovative and intellectually exciting LLM programmes offered in Europe today.

You will take a set of intensive week-long modules over a period of three to four years, delivered by many leading academics in the UK in the field of law. Modules are offered across a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights and international law, corporate, commercial and financial law, and information technology, media and communications law.

This programme is open to applicants who have had at least three years post-degree work experience in law; this could be in a law firm, government, a company, a non-governmental organisation or an international organisation.

You can choose to pursue your studies either towards a general LLM or towards a subject specialism. If you take courses that fall predominantly within one of the specialist areas you can request that your chosen specialism be included in the name of the degree.

Current specialisms

Corporate and Commercial Law
Financial Law and Regulation
Regulating Innovation, Communication and Technology
Human Rights and Constitutional Law
International Law
EU Law

Teaching and learning in Michaelmas Term 2020 
Information on how LSE will deliver teaching and learning in Michaelmas term can be found here.

Programme details

Key facts

Executive Master's in Law (LLM)
Start date Enrolment on the programme can take place at any of the module sessions, in December, April, and September
Application deadline None – rolling admissions. However you must apply a minimum of two months in advance of your first proposed module date
Duration 36-48 months in modular blocks
Applications 2018 75
Intake 2018 19
Tuition fee Registration fee: £600 
Fee per module: £3,500 per module
NB: fees may increase over time
Financial support This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support
Minimum entry requirement 2:1 UK LLB or equivalent, plus at least three years post-study legal practice
GRE/GMAT requirement None
English language requirements Law
Location  Houghton Street, London

For more information about tuition fees and entry requirements, see the fees and funding and assessing your application sections.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements for Executive Master's in Law (LLM)

Upper second class honour (2:1) UK LLB or equivalent, plus at least three years’ post-study legal practice.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

If you have studied or are studying outside of the UK then have a look at our Information for International Students to find out the entry requirements that apply to you.

Assessing your application

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:

- academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
- academic statement of purpose
- two references
- CV

See further information on supporting documents

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements.

When to apply

Applications for this programme are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full. There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply, however you must apply a minimum of two months in advance of your first proposed module date.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.

Tuition fees 2020/21 for Executive Master's in Law (ELLM)

UK/EU students, registration fee: £600 (2020/21)
Overseas students, registration fee: £600 (2020/21)
UK/EU students, per module fee: £3,500 (2020/21)
Overseas students, per module fee: £3,500 (2020/21)

You will take a total of eight modules. Note that fees may increase over time.

Fee status

For this programme, the tuition fee is the same for all students regardless of their fee status.

Scholarships and other funding

This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support.

Government tuition fee loans and external funding

A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme, to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes.

Find out more about tuition fee loans

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