LLM Admission is based solely on academic merit.
The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent).
Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses.
- Non-law graduates with good honours, that have also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify.
- Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and at least five years professional legal experience may also qualify.
Students with international qualifications should visit www.qmul.ac.uk/international for more information. If your country is not represented, contact Sue Sullivan, LLM Programme Coordinator email@example.com or the admissions office for further advice.
All students from countries where English is not the first language must supply a TOEFL or IELTS language test result or equivalent. If you took your degree overseas and were taught in the English medium but your country?s main language is not English, you still have to provide a language score. The standard of English language used varies from region to region and indeed from university to university. It is therefore vital that all such students provide English language scores. If you have not yet taken an IELTS/TOEFL test or equivalent at the application stage, you should still apply. If your IELTS/TOEFL results or equivalent are not yet available, you could be made a conditional offer, subject to our normal academic requirements. If your score is lower than our full requirement we may be able to help you with pre-sessional language training (in the summer prior to the LLM). You should therefore provide a language score in good time.
Students who submit a language score that does not meet the full language entry requirements of 7 overall 7 writing IELTS (or equivalent) will automatically be offered the appropriate pre-sessional language course as a condition of LLM entry if and where possible. However, if required, a student may still retake and submit a higher language score before enrolment - any pre-sessional condition set can then be cancelled or amended depending on the new score achieved and the date the new scores are submitted. Read the full and minimum language requirements.
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language courses, including dates and costs.