LSE LLM Program

For American lawyers who want to study overseas and for lawyers across the globe who want to advance their careers, the Masters of Laws degree at the London School of Economics is an incredible opportunity. Simply put, the school offers one of the best LLM programs in the world. Despite its relatively short history, LSE can boast one of the most accomplished faculties in the world; LSE professors have been recognized for their extensive research projects. LLM degree candidates at LSE enroll in just four units (some courses count for one unit, while other count for a half unit), but acquire an immense amount of knowledge.

Specialty tracks – or “specialisms” – include

  • Banking Law and Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • European Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Information Technology, Media, and Communications Law
  • Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
  • Public Law
  • Taxation

In addition to standard coursework, LLM students must complete the London School of Economics LLM Writing Requirement. Many individuals enrolled in the LLM program choose to fulfill this requirement by writing a 15,000 word dissertation or 8,000 word extended essay.

Prospective applicants should keep in mind that LSE accepts students for both full-time and part-time study. Full-time students are expected to complete the degree requirements for an LLM in one year, while part-time students may elect for either a two-year or four-year program of study.

LSE LLM Admission

Admission is highly competitive; according to the LSE 233 individuals were selected from a pools of 1,828 applications in 2010. Applications to the LLM program at LSE are considered on the basis of grades, extracurricular achievements, letters of reference, and the online application form itself, however, no standardized test scores are required. Each year a new round of the LLM program commences at LSE in early October, however, there is no definitive deadline for applications. Instead, applications are considered on a rolling basis with preference given to early applications.

LSE LLM Tuition

Visit the LSE website to find out LSE LLM tuition.

LSE LLM Scholarships

Accordingly, LSE offers the following generous LLM scholarships to qualified students:

For more information about scholarships for LLM students, visit our LLM Scholarships page.

LSE LLM Contact

View a full list of administrative contacts for the LSE LLM Programme.