Sector menu

Law (Online Distance Learning)

The LLM in Law enables you to study modules from a range of subject areas therefore enabling you to tailor the LLM to suit your specific professional and personal needs.

It provides an ideal learning environment for you to develop the skills and knowledge upon which further study or a relevant career can be built.

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 such 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

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Your degree does not have to be in the subject of law, but it must be from a recognised higher education institution.

We will also consider your other qualifications and professional experience as part of your application.

International qualifications

Please check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements.

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
    • UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Edinburgh Law School English Language Test

Edinburgh Law School, in conjunction with the University’s English Language Education department, have developed an alternative English language test for applicants to our online distance learning postgraduate programmes in law for entry in the 2017/18 academic year.

The test is an alternative to the English language tests currently accepted by the University, such as IELTS, TOEFL-iBT, PTE(A), CAE and CPE.

Please note that this test can only be used to satisfy the English language requirements for entry onto a postgraduate programme in law by online distance learning at Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh.

Course modules

You must complete a total of six courses (120 credit points) and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM On-line study January 2018 20 Months
LLM On-line study September 2017 1 Years
LLM On-line study January 2018 32 Months
LLM On-line study September 2017 3 Years
LLM On-line study September 2017 2 Years

Get in touch today and increase your future employability

Top