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 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
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 Tuition fee

19800 GBP
13800 GBP
13800 GBP

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The Dickson Poon School of Law
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

Our LLM is a respected and desirable academic qualification recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. It focuses on our particular areas of expertise, and aims to offer a unique student experience by taking advantage of our outstanding academic reputation, with emphasis on innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as our comparative and international outlook.

Key benefits

  • The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world - ranking first in the UK for quality of research (Times Higher Education REF ranking 2014) and seventh in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015: Law).
  • Exceptional teaching reputation; unique, sought-after expertise, with strong links to research mixed with contemporary experience and connections with the wider London legal community. Read more about our esteemed academic staff
  • Unrivalled location in the heart of legal London; based in the magnificent Somerset House East Wing on the Strand and minutes from the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and offices of major global law firms.
  • We offer the following specialist LLM options:

Competition Law
European Law
Intellectual Property & Information Law
International Financial Law
International Business Law
International Tax
Transnational Law
International Dispute Resolution


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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum requirements to be considered for the LLM:

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

A guide to international equivalencies at King's by country can be found here. 

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer as applications for this programme are very competitive.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100 

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Course Modules

Required Modules

You may choose to study one of our seven specialist LLMs or create a unique programme tailored to your areas of interest. At the start of the semester you will have the opportunity to attend taster lectures and to speak to module leaders before you make a decision on whether to undertake a specialist or tailored LLM. 

For all options, you will need to study modules that add up to a total of 180 credits, including a compulsory writing project. The writing project (40 credits) can be either a supervised dissertation, a research module or a practice module. The remaining 140 credits have to be made up of full (40 credit) or half (20 credit) taught modules.

In order to obtain a specialist LLM you need to select modules of your choice in the respective specialism that add up to 120 credits in total. 

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How to Apply

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and an application fee of £40 applies (non-refundable). 

All applications must be made to the generic Master of Laws (LLM) programme. If accepted, and once you have enrolled onto the LLM programme, you will have the opportunity to choose one of our specialist LLMs. At the start of the semester you will have the opportunity to attend taster lectures and to speak to programme/module leaders before you make a decision on whether to do a specialist or tailored LLM.

Personal statement and supporting information

For information on how to apply to King's, the application process, personal statements or any other FAQ's. Please visit the FAQ page.

Application closing date

Due to very high demand for our on campus LLM programme we have now filled all our places for September 2016. We will open applications for 2017 on 1st October 2016. 

Should you wish to study this autumn, our new online LLM in International Corporate and Commercial Law has six enrolment starts per year and the next intake is September.

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