Master of Law at University of Cambridge - UCAS

Course summary

The Cambridge LLM (Master of Law) is a nine-month taught master's degree commencing at the beginning of October each year and finishing by the end of the following June. The LLM, as a master's degree, is intended for those who wish to pursue further legal studies after completing their first degree in law, including those who are considering an academic career or intending to practise law. LLM students take four courses of their choice from the list of available LLM course offerings. In recent years, the number of LLM courses on offer has tended to be in the region of 30. The advanced nature of the LLM programme is reflected in the fact that it is organised and taught separately from the undergraduate law degree at Cambridge. All of the LLM courses are specifically tailored for the LLM programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree. If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country. The minimum academic entry requirement for the Cambridge LLM programme is a First Class bachelor's degree in law from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas institution. This means that applicants will typically be placed well within the top 10% of law students in their jurisdiction. Due to the large number of very strong applications received for the LLM programme each year, a First Class degree in law (or the overseas equivalent) is a minimum requirement rather than a guarantee of admission. Students may apply during the final year of their first degree in law. Successful applicants who are studying towards a law degree, other degree, or similar relevant qualification at the time their application is assessed are likely to have an academic condition attached to the LLM offer. A first degree in law (meeting the requirements outlined above) is the preferred preparation for the Cambridge LLM programme. However, in exceptional and rare circumstances, applicants without such a degree may be considered, provided they can demonstrate that academically they are within the top 10% of lawyers in their jurisdiction. Applicants will typically demonstrate this through substantial relevant professional legal experience or having obtained a professional legal qualification with the equivalent of a First Class result. If an offer is subject to academic conditions, to join the LLM programme in October 2023 the University's Postgraduate Admissions Office must receive final evidence of the applicant having met the academic condition by 31 July 2023. If potentially relevant academic results only become available after that date, unfortunately it will not be possible for the applicant to be admitted to the LLM programme. Applications are assessed as a gathered field after the application deadline of 1 December 2022. Candidates are selected for an offer from those meeting the minimum academic requirement, in order of assessed strength of application, but overall offer numbers are limited to the University-allocated LLM quota.

Fees and funding

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Master of Law at University of Cambridge - UCAS