Law (Online Learning) LLM
Study modes: Full-time, Part-time
Programme website: Law (Online Learning)
This programme offers a diverse and flexible range of courses, enabling you to tailor the LLM to suit your specific professional and personal needs.
To be effective on the international stage, legal professionals, business people and policymakers need to understand different legal cultures and ways of operating and communicating within alternative business contexts and regulatory frameworks.
This programme provides an ideal learning environment for individuals to develop the skills and knowledge upon which further study or a relevant career can be built.
The programme spans foundational issues in areas of law, including:
- Commercial law
- Information technology law
- Intellectual property law
- Medical law
Our online learning programmes are delivered entirely online via a virtual learning environment. Learning and teaching happen ‘asynchronously’. This means that you have the flexibility to log in at times and in places convenient to you, contribute your views and respond to others, and still maintain a sense of community with your fellow students across time zones.
To be awarded LLM Law you must successfully complete six courses and a 10,000-word dissertation during your chosen duration of study.
During your studies you will also have the opportunity to study up to two courses from different subject areas such as intellectual property law, medical law or international commercial law.
Find out more about compulsory and optional courses
We link to the latest information available. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year and should be considered indicative.
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Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia.
The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.
We will also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject.
Your other qualifications and professional experience will also be considered as part of your application.
Supporting Your Application
Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance.
Relevant professional qualifications will be considered.
Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
English language requirements
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.
English language tests
Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
For 2021 entry we will accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:
- IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 7.0 in the writing component and 6.5 in each other module)
- TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 25 in writing and 23 in each other module)
- CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 185 in writing and 176 in each other module)
- Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
Degrees taught and assessed in English
We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:
We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries.
If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.
Find out more about our language requirements:
Tuition fee deposit
If you receive an unconditional offer of admission, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 within 28 days or by the start of the orientation period, whichever is sooner, to secure your place on the programme.
Find out more about tuition fee deposits:
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UK government postgraduate loans
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. (Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.)
Other funding opportunities
Search for scholarships and funding opportunities:
Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
LLM Law (Online Learning) - 1 Year (Full-time)
LLM Law (Online Learning) - 20 Months (Part-time)
LLM Law (Online Learning) - 32 Months (Part-time)
LLM Law (Online Learning) - 2 Years (Part-time)
LLM Law (Online Learning) - 3 Years (Part-time)
We monitor application numbers carefully to ensure we are able to accommodate all those who receive offers. It may therefore be necessary to close a programme earlier than the published deadlines. If this is the case we will place a four week warning notice on this page.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.
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- Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Office
- Old College
- South Bridge
- Central Campus
- EH8 9YL