Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in law (LLB or equivalent).

English Law level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the LLM

The LLM, Masters of Law, at LSE is a leading programme delivered at one of the world's best law schools, ranked first overall in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It is unmatched in the international, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches and courses that it offers.

The LLM offers the highest quality of teaching in small-group seminar settings provided by leading international and UK academics. Our approach to the teaching of law combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions. This ensures that what you learn at LSE Law is relevant to legal study and practice in any jurisdiction.

Courses are offered in a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights, international law, corporate, commercial and financial law.

You can choose to pursue your studies either towards a general LLM or towards a subject specialism. If you take courses that fall predominantly within one of the specialist areas you can request that your chosen specialism be included in the name of the degree. With approval, you may be able to take one or in exceptional circumstances two complementary subjects from another department, which may be relevant to your field of specialism, for example international lawyers may take a course in international relations.

Current specialisms:

  • Banking and Financial Regulation
  • Competition, Innovation and Trade
  • Corporate and/or Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • European Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Information Technology, Media and Communications Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
  • Public Law
  • Taxation

Department of Law

The Department of Law is one of the largest departments in the School. Its special place in a school of social sciences has given legal studies in the Department a distinctive, interdisciplinary character. The Department has played a major role in policy debates and policy-making and in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. Staff and students in the Department come from all over the world, and bring to the Department an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and research.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

It is also eligible for: the Marchant Foundation Scholarship and the Margaret Bennett Scholarship.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613