Taught course

Legal Translation

School of Advanced Study · Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement would be a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher).

We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience. Applicants are not required to have a law degree nor a professional qualification in law.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM in Legal Translation combines legal translation theory and practice with training in the law. The degree is awarded jointly through the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) by the University of London.

This innovative and interdisciplinary LLM programme builds on the two institutes’ extensive research expertise in global law and language. Students of the course will be part of a dynamic network that brings together practitioners in translation and the law, professional bodies, institutions, governments, and corporations. The ground-breaking initiative encompasses international seminars, discussion panels with world experts, and access to multinational research networks.

The LLM in Legal Translation has been designed to meet the needs of professionals who might not be able to take a year off work to pursue a master’s degree. Students do not need to be in London on a daily or even a weekly basis as the majority of the course is delivered by distance learning.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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