The basic requirement for admission to the LLM programme is a recognised first degree in law (or a degree with at least 70% law content) of at least high upper second class honours standard or an equivalent overseas qualification. Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies and where work or experience has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM. A pdf download of entry requirements by region is available from the 'Further information' tab.
Part-time applicants: please note that The Dickson Poon School of Law requires that part-time students applying to a postgraduate law programme are working for a minimum of 22 hours per week. You will be asked to supply an official letter from your employer stating that you work for at least 22 hours or more per week.
New from 2013-14 for International Tax only: We are delighted to announce that, with effect from the 2013-14 academic year, applicants who do not have a law degree but who have appropriate work experience in Tax may be permitted to enrol for the LLM in International Tax. This is intended primarily for applicants who may not previously have studied law but who work in the Tax sector, and who may previously have considered enrolling for our MA Tax programme (the MA Tax programme has been discontinued with effect from 2013-14). Further details may be found under 'Entry Requirements' under the International Tax entry. (Please note that this applies to entry to the specialist LLM in International Tax only. Applicants who wish to enrol for any other specialist LLM (such as the LLM in International Financial Law or the LLM in Competition Law) or for our general LLM programme must hold a first degree in law (or a degree with at least 70% law content) as stipulated above).