LLM UK Application Deadlines 2021

The postgraduate application and admissions process can take several weeks to complete so give yourself plenty of time, particularly if you are an international student. Some institutions have different deadlines for international (non EU) students, to give them more time to process their visas. Many institutions have rolling admissions throughout the year and some have very specific deadlines. Some courses, particularly popular ones, may become fully booked earlier than anticipated and deadlines brought forward so make sure you check regularly.

Some accept applications twice a year and have two specific deadlines – this is because they have two start dates per year (usually in January and September), so check out which deadline you can meet.

Where deadlines are not specified, the institutions accept applications at any time as long as they are submitted early enough before the course start date.

Here are a few handy tips:

Apply as early as possible: courses may be full and offers made long before the specified deadline.

Enclose all required supporting documents: applying piecemeal is not helpful and some institutions will not consider your application if it is incomplete, even if it is submitted on time. You will probably need to include a personal statement and a reference letter at the very least.

Be sure what type of LLM program you want: when it comes to deadlines some institutions make a distinction between Taught and Research LLMs, so be sure whether the deadline is applicable to your chosen program

Contact the school: don’t hesitate to contact the institution by phone or email. If you are an excellent candidate with an impressive CV they may be able to accommodate you even if you have missed the deadline or you may be lucky to find that there are still places available on the course.

UK Deadlines

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UK law school application deadlines

University of Aberdeen
September for September intake.
November for January intake.

University of Aberystwyth
LLM by Research: end of September for January start and February for a funded place for September start.
Distance learning is two months before the start of the course.

Anglia Ruskin University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Aston University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Bangor University
End of June for September intake.
End of October for January intake.

Birkbeck, University of London
Applications open in October; applicants advised to apply early.

University of Bedfordshire
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Birmingham City University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Birmingham
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University Centre at Blackburn College
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Bournemouth University
No deadline.

University of Bradford
No deadline.

University of Bristol
1st July for September start.

Brunel University
No deadline.

BPP University College
No deadline.

Buckinghamshire New University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Cambridge
3rd December for September entry.

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Deadlines not specified but early application advised.

University of Cardiff
No deadline.

University of Chester
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Coventry University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Central Lancashire
31st July for September.
31st October for January.

The City Law School
Application opens in September for enrolment the following September.

De Montfort University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Derby
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Dundee
18th September for September start.
8th January for January start.

Durham University
August for September start.

University of East Anglia
No deadline.

University of East London
September for September start.

University of Edinburgh
16th June 2020 for start in September.
Opens in October for September 2021 and students are advised to apply early.

University of Essex
28th August for October start.

University of Exeter
31st August for September start.

University of Glasgow
August for September start.
27th November for January start.

University of Greenwich
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Hertfordshire
September for September start.
January for January start.

University of Hull
No deadlines.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London
31st October for January.

Keele University
Deadlines not specified; applications accepted throughout the year.

University of Kent
31st July for September start.

King's College London
No Deadline.

Lancaster University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Leeds
No deadline.

Leeds Beckett University
31st August for September.
31st December for January.

University of Leicester
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Lincoln
No deadline.

Lincoln John Moores University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Liverpool
Deadlines not specified but applicants strongly advised to apply no later than June of the proposed year of entry.

London Metropolitan University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

London School of Business and Finance
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

London School of Economics, University of London
Rolling admissions; early application advised.

London South Bank University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Manchester Metropolitan University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Manchester
1st May for September start.

Middlesex University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Nottingham Trent University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Nottingham
August for September start.

University of Northampton
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Northumbria University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Open University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Oxford Brookes University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Portsmouth
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Queen Mary, University of London
Applications open in October for the following September.

Queen's University Belfast
No deadline.

University of Reading
No deadline.

Robert Gordon University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Salford
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London
1st September for September start.

University of Sheffield
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

Sheffield Hallam University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Southampton
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of South Wales 
No deadline.

Staffordshire University
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Stirling
Deadlines not specified; applications accepted up to a year before the course start date.

University of Strathclyde
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Sunderland
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Surrey
1st July for international applications.
1st August for UK/EU applications.

University of Sussex
1st August for international applications.
1st September for UK/EU applications.

Swansea University
No deadline.

Teeside University
31st July for September start.

University of Ulster
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University College London
1st June for September start.

University of London
30th September 2020 for October start.

University of Warwick
31st July for September start.

University of Westminster
1st August for September start.

University of West England, Bristol
1st September for September start.
1st January for January start.

University of West London
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of Wolverhampton
Contact university for further information as no deadlines specified.

University of York
No deadline.

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