Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.

We may also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This general LLM programme is the ideal choice for students wishing to expose themselves to diverse areas of advanced legal scholarship.

Edinburgh Law School offers a very wide range of specialist courses, many taught by internationally recognised experts in their fields.

At present, key areas of research and teaching include:

  • international law
  • commercial and corporate law
  • criminal law
  • international economic law
  • international banking and finance
  • medical ethics
  • criminology
  • intellectual property
  • information technology law
  • European law
  • private law
  • comparative law
  • human rights
  • public law.

This allows students on the general LLM to take courses which make up a diverse and challenging curriculum and through which they will be able to develop a broad expertise in cutting-edge legal scholarship.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)131 650 6325