LLM Guide to Law Schools in London
London is the capital city in the United Kingdom; it’s a vibrant, multi-racial, cosmopolitan city with plenty to do at any time of day and night! London is a leading global city, it was home to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games; and it’s a foremost commercial and political centre in the UK, saturated with a plethora of international companies and institutions.
There are over 40 higher education institutions and foreign universities with branches in London, a city which has a student population of over 400,000. With a plethora of high-quality law schools and unparalleled networking opportunities, London is the perfect location for studying an LLM program.
If you're looking to study outside of London check out our article on the Best UK Law Schools for some great advice.
The Merits of Studying at a Law School in London
Studying your LLM course in a London university puts you in a great position of liaising and accessing top multinationals and companies situated in London, and in fact many universities in London have links with many top firms in the legal field which is extremely beneficial to students.
Similarly, if you are an international student, studying your LLM program in London is a great way to improve your English, by immersing into the culture; you learn the language faster due to the constant communication with the locals. Likewise there are many specialist schools in London offering English Language courses if you need the help of experts to improve your English i.e. The Burlington School of English. There are also many interesting historical sites to explore for the students who wish to learn more about the British heritage and monarchy in London such as Buckingham Palace.
Here are some of the law schools in London offering Master of Laws programs - but please bear in mind this just a small selection of the law universities that are based in London – there are many other reputable universities in the city, including Middlesex University, Kingston University, Queen Mary University, University of Westminster, University College London and university of West London.
A specialist university, Birkbeck offers part-time and evening classes, that best suits busy professionals and individuals with busy lifestyles. LLM courses available include:
LLM Constitutional Law; Theory and Politics; Criminal Law and Criminal Justice; Human Rights; International Economic Law; and Law (General).
Brunel University London is a well-established university with over 40 years’ experience. It is situated in west London making it very accessible with good tube (underground), train and bus links. Here is a list of some of the LLMs available:
LLM International Commercial Law; International Economic Law; International Human Rights Law; International Intellectual Property Law; International and Comparative; Criminal Justice law; and Law (General).
University of Greenwich
The University of Greenwich is situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in south east London; very close to many Olympic venues such as Greenwich Park where the equestrian events took place. The University of Greenwich has three campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill (London) and Medway (Kent). Studying your LLM program at the University of Greenwich can enable students to visit many historical places and venues in the Royal Borough including The National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Students can study LLM Finance and E-Commerce Law, LLM International and Commercial Law and LLM International Justice.
King’s College London
King’s College London, is a long-standing, reputable university with a very central location in the city of London. Students can study from the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College. Courses such as LLM European Law, LLM Competition Law and LLM Intellectual Property and Information Law amongst many others can be studied.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a relatively new and modern university. It is situated in the London borough of Southwark in the south east London. LSBU is located near the South Bank of the River Thames from which LSBU derives its name. Students can enjoy the beautiful views of the river Thames in a quiet serene environment. Studying your LLM in an almost picturesque setting can facilitate learning; LLM courses on offer include: LLM Crime and Litigation, LLM International Criminal Law and Procedure and International Human Rights and Development.