University of Cambridge – Master of Law (LLM)

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the world. Teaching has taken place here since 1209 and today, over 11 per cent of the undergraduates (around 1,300 students) are from overseas (outside the EU), representing more than 65 countries. It is a great place to be a student and has a truly diverse community.

Master of Law (LL.M)

The Cambridge LLM (Master of Law) is a nine-month taught programme commencing at the beginning of October each year and ending in June of the following year. 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 intend to practise law. The advanced nature of the LLM is reflected in the fact that the programme is organised and taught separately from the undergraduate law degree at Cambridge. All of the LLM courses are specifically tailored for the LLM programme.

Location: Cambridge, UK.

Single Diploma.

Language: English.

Number of Places/Students per year: 170.

Start Date: October 1, 2018.

Duration: 3 semesters.

Price/Fee: £15,810 for UK/EU students, £27,720 for overseas students.

Scholarships: There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, departments, Research Councils and central University funds. For more information on the application process, please see the official website [EN].

Accommodation: The Accommodation Service exists to help students in their search for a home in Cambridge. It has over one hundred years’ experience of assisting members of the University to find accommodation. The Accommodation Service provides access to properties, both within the private sector as well as University-owned properties, which includes newly constructed, purpose-built and highly sustainable homes for staff in a new district at the North West Cambridge Development. For more information, please see  the official website [EN].

Application Process:

The minimum academic entry requirement for the Cambridge LLM is a First Class degree in law from a UK University or its equivalent from an overseas institution.

  1. Deadlines: 15 November 2017 – deadline for receipt of the GRADSAF application form; 10 December 2017 – deadline for submission of IELTS and TOEFL language certificates if required; 1 March 2018all admissions decisions will have been made by the Faculty by this date; 31 July 2018 – deadline for receipt of the paperwork necessary for proof of meeting all conditions, including the financial undertaking form to meet the finance condition and final transcripts showing that the student has met the relevant academic conditions (if any); 1 October 2018 – start of the 2018-19 academic year.
  2. Required documents:
    • Two academic references  
    • Transcript  
    • Evidence of competence in English
    • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)
    • Statement of interest (1500 characters)
    • Curriculum vitae.
  3. Application fee: £50.


Programme structure:

LLM students take four courses of their choice from a list of approximately 30 options. Each course is most commonly assessed by means of a three-hour written examination at the end of the LLM year, although students may elect to write an 18,000-word thesis in lieu of the written examination for one course (only), subject to prior formal approval of their thesis topic.

Students may opt to specialise in commercial, European, international or intellectual property law by choosing at least three of their courses from those designated as being in one of these areas of specialism. Alternatively, they may select from the entire range of LLM courses and obtain a non-specialised LLM degree. For more information, follow this link [EN].

LL.M Contact:

Address: The Faculty of Law, The David Williams Building, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, UK.

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Website:  [EN]


By Vladimir Griga