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Posted Nov. 25, 2019

5 Of The Best LLM Programs In The UK

Best LLMs in the UKThe UK is home to some of the best law schools in the world – and also some of the best LLM programs.

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Studying one of the best LLM programs in the UK will give you a great education with the chance to meet some of the best legal minds in the UK. 

Let’s take a look at five of the best Master of Laws programs the UK has to offer.

LLM – University of Cambridge

This is a one-year full-time LLM course, highly competitive course offered at the University of Cambridge. Specialist areas include Law of the World Trade Organisation, Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peace Keeping, International Financial Law, and History of English Civil and Criminal Law. If you are planning on attending the LLM at the University of Cambridge be aware of law academics going onto research leave as this can mean that some specialisms do not run that year and it might be worth waiting a year for the perfect course. 

LLM – London School of Economics

The Law Department is one of the largest department’s at the London School of Economics, and their 1-year full-time LLM course offers a range of subject areas. Specialisms include International Business Law, Human Rights Law, European Law, and Public Law. However, students do not have to focus on one area in particular and are free to combine modules to tailor their LLM to their future career plans. 

LLM – University College London

There is a large element of research in the University College London's LLM course, and students spend time developing their research and critical thinking skills. Modules include topics like Environmental Lawyering, Competition Law Enforcement in Europe, Bioethics Governance, Aspects of National Security and Religion, State and Law. Students usually study the LLM course in one year on a full-time basis. 

LLM – King's College London

The LLM course at King's College London has eight specialisms; International Business Law, International Tax Law, Transnational Law, International Dispute Resolution, International Financial Law, European Law, Intellectual Property and Information Law and Competition Law. Students can also choose to follow a general LLM program following any combination of modules. This LLM course can be studied part time in two years or full time in one year.

General LLM – University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh offers a wide selection of LLM programs both on campus and online. Students on the General LLM can take pieces from different programs to combine to create a course that reflects their career aims and plans. Modules include Contract Law in Europe, Mental Health and Crime, Human Rights, and Medical Negligence. Students usually study the General LLM on campus in one year on a full-time basis, but part-time options are available.

Student Cohorts At The Best Universities In The UK

Here is a table showing the numbers of student studying at these universities – and the percentage of these that are international students.






PLEASE NOTE: As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.

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