Executive Master's in Law (ELLM)

  • Executive
  • LSE Law School
  • Application code M3U5
  • Starting 2022
  • Home part-time: Open
  • Overseas part-time: Open
  • 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 2022
We hope that programmes beginning in September 2022 will be unaffected by Coronavirus. If there are going to be any changes to the delivery of the programme we will update this page to reflect the amendments and all offer holders will be notified.  

The most up-to-date LSE Coronavirus: community advice and guidance and information about LSE's teaching plans for 2021 can be found on our website. 

Programme details


Quick Careers Facts for the Department of Law

Median salary of our PG students six months after graduating: £30,000

Top 5 sectors our students work in:

  • Legal and accounting activities
  • Public administration and defence
  • Financial service activities
  • Extraterritorial organisations
  • Education

The data was collected as part of the Graduate Outcomes survey, which is administered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Graduates from 2017-18 were the first group to be asked to respond to Graduate Outcomes. Median salaries are calculated for respondents who are paid in UK pounds sterling.

The programme is designed for working professionals with a minimum of three years' post-degree experience in legal practice, for example, in a law firm, government, a company, a non-governmental organisation or an international organisation. The programme is recognised as enhancing a wide range of career paths.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Support for your career

Many leading organisations give careers presentations at the School during the year, and LSE Careers has a wide range of resources available to assist students in their job search. Find out more about the support available to students through LSE Careers.

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