Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Get a comprehensive overview of the major legal and theoretical issues concerning immigration law and policy from a domestic, comparative, European and international perspective with this fascinating LLM.

This programme enables you to understand the formal legal dimensions of immigration law as well as the more contextual political, historical and socio-legal dimensions. You will gain the most up-to-date knowledge of developments in international and comparative immigration and refugee law, and conduct critical analysis on concerns of professional communities involved in the field.

You will dissect a range of topics, from security and human rights to cultural diversity and asylum law. You'll be exposed to an array of experts whose research and policy work focuses on the issues at stake.

You will have the opportunity to take part in our Postgraduate essay writing competition, which promotes and supports research and study in the field of immigration, asylum and refugee law by young academics at LLM and PhD levels. There is also the opportunity to participate in a trip to Geneva to visit the international institutions including the UN, UNHCR and the International Red Cross Committee. You can read about the latest trip to the UN. You will have the option to attend a wide variety of careers events, such as our UNHCR Careers Session and our annual Migration and Asylum Law and Policy Meet and Greet.

This course is also available as a MRes in Immigration Law.

Information for international students

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School Law are IELTS 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8223