Taught course

Executive Master's in Law (LLM)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Law

Entry requirements

A high 2:1 in a UK Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent), plus applicants must have had at least 3 years post-degree experience in legal practice

Months of entry

December, September, April

Course content

The Executive LLM is a new part-time degree for working professionals who have obtained at least three years post degree work experience in law. This could, for example, be in a law firm, government, a company, a non-governmental organisation or an international organisation.

The Executive LLM is one of the most innovative and intellectually exciting LLM programmes offered in Europe today. It makes available the highest quality graduate education, taught by many of the leading academics in the UK, to individuals in full-time employment who are not in a position to take a year-long break from work.

We envisage that the Executive LLM programme of study will typically be completed in four years, although students with more time flexibility will be able to complete the programme in three years. To obtain the degree, students must complete eight modules. The modules will be taught in intensive week-long sessions in December, April and September. Each module will provide between 24-26 hours of contact teaching time. Students will be provided with online and hard copy materials for the module in advance of the intensive teaching.

Whilst we hope and expect that most of our Executive LLM students will complete the whole programme, we recognise that unexpected work commitments may sometimes make this unfeasible. With this in mind, the Executive LLM also offers alternative exit points for students who have completed several modules but are not able to complete the whole degree. An LSE Diploma in Legal Studies is available on the completion of six modules and a Certificate of Legal Studies on the completion of four modules.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
0207 955 6613