To apply for this course, you need:
- a good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or
- a good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or
- a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or
- a qualification as a solicitor or barrister.
We welcome applications from international students. If you hold a non-UK degree or legal professional qualification, see our guidance on equivalent qualifications.
Months of entry
This course is a flexible, rigorous masters programme. It allows you to take modules at a high academic level in any area of law that interests you, and will help boost your career by demonstrating your research, analytical and practical skills.
- Study at Kingston and save money when you pursue accreditation with the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
- Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's law courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
- Tailor your studies to your interests with a wide choice of modules and a research project covering an issue that interests you.
- The Department of Law's expert academic team includes National Teaching Award winners and fellows from the Higher Education Academy, as well as lecturing staff who combine teaching with legal practice, research and scholarship.
- Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre.
Kingston University's LLM course allows you to specialise and tailor your degree to a topic of your choice, while also giving you the flexibility to take modules on other subjects, making it flexible and easy to adapt to your interests and career goals.
You will complete work worth 180 credits by studying four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit dissertation module.
In addition to the Department of Law's team of highly skilled academics, courses are taught by experienced practitioners, and many of our lecturing staff combine teaching with legal practice. This helps to ensure that the courses are constantly refreshed with the latest industry thinking and practice, and provides you with the opportunity to mix with people who can provide hands-on experience and insight into their area of legal work.
The Department of Law has strong links with The Law Society, the professional body that represents practising solicitors in England and Wales.
Information for international students
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/
Fees and funding
Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/general-law-llm/fees-and-bursaries.html for further details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions team
- 0844 8544971/+44(0)203 308 9928