Entry requirements

Upper second class honour (2:1) UK LLB or equivalent, plus at least three years’ post-study legal practice.

Months of entry

April, September, December

Course content

About the ELLM programme

Aimed at those in full-time employment, this is one of the most innovative and intellectually exciting LLM programmes offered in Europe today.

You will take a set of intensive week-long modules over a period of three to four years, delivered by many leading academics in the UK in the field of law. Modules are offered across a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights and international law, corporate, commercial and financial law, and information technology, media and communications law.

This programme is open to applicants who have had at least three years post-degree work experience in law; this could be in a law firm, government, a company, a non-governmental organisation or an international organisation.

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.

Current specialisms

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Financial Law and Regulation
  • Regulating Innovation, Communication and Technology
  • Human Rights and Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • EU Law

LSE Law School

LSE Law School is one of the world’s best schools. In the UK, it was ranked in the top 5 law schools overall by The Complete University Guide in 2022. In the QS World University rankings for 2021, the law school was ranked sixth (out of 200 worldwide). Our approach is to challenge existing ways of thinking, and seek to understand the causes of things. This has always been our mission at LSE Law School.

Closely linked to this innovative approach has been the exploration of new fields of study. Many important subjects were first taught and examined systematically from an academic perspective at LSE Law School. We pioneered the study of banking law, taxation law, civil litigation, company law, labour law, family law, aspects of welfare law, and studies of the legal system and the legal profession, and continue to be the leading thinkers in our field.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Executive LLM
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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