What will I learn?

Programme description

This general LLM programme is the ideal choice for students wishing to expose themselves to diverse areas of advanced legal scholarship. We offer a very wide range of specialist courses, many taught by internationally recognised experts in their fields, and legal and industry professionals.

You will select courses from across the School’s key research and teaching fields, including: commercial law; criminal law; criminology; EU law; IP, media and technology law international law; legal history and legal theory; medical law; private law; public law.

This structure ensures you can pursue a truly diverse and challenging curriculum through which you will be able to develop a broad expertise in cutting-edge legal scholarship.

Career opportunities

The LLM in Law is an excellent way to identify and develop a legal specialism for a career in legal practice or academic research.

Many recent graduates have used the programme as a platform for further study. Others who are professionally qualified are now working as attorneys, lawyers, legal advisers and specialists, financial analysts and tax associates for organisations including Deloitte, The Royal Bank of Scotland, the Brooklyn Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Japan.

Which department am I in?

Edinburgh Law School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,000.00 (US$ 31,748) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The University of Edinburgh

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

33 Buccleuch Place,

EDINBURGH,

EDINBURGH, CITY OF,

EH8 9JS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Graduate entry to Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - For entry to most postgraduate taught or research degrees, the minimum requirement for students from the USA is an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Applications for graduate entry to the MBChB will be considered for the programme with: Pass in a 4-year undergraduate degree with a science major and a GPA of 3.4 or better, plus an overall MCAT score of 508 to include a minimum of: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems - 128 ; Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviour - 126 ; Chemistry and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems - 128; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills - 126. Applicants must also take the UCAT. Veterinary Medicine: a minimum of at least two years of a pre-veterinary or science course at College; a minimum of one year (two semesters or three terms) in Chemistry; additional courses in Biology, Physics and/or Mathematics; a minimum grade point average of 3.4, with more than 3.0 in science courses which have been completed. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

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. 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. 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).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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