LL.M. facts

Tuition 15,000 GBP

Duration 12 mths

Intakes September

Minimum TOEFL 100

Minimum IELTS 7.0

Class Size 360

King's College London (KCL)

Admissions Office
Capital House
42 Weston Street

London, SE1 3QD

United Kingdom

School Website

KCL - Full Profile

The University

King's College London is one of England's oldest and most prestigious university institutions, founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829. It is ranked as one of the world's top 20 universities in the QS 2014 World University Rankings, and is a multi-faculty research-led university with nearly 25,000 students, of whom more than 9,000 are postgraduates. King's is a member of the Russell group; a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. As London's most central university institution, the College has four river-side campuses in a single square mile in the heart of the city.

The Law School

The Dickson Poon School of Lawin Somerset House East Wing.

The Dickson Poon School of Law
in Somerset House East Wing.

The Dickson Poon School of Law is based in Somerset House East Wing at the Strand Campus, in the very heart of legal London. The School was established in 1831, and has played an integral role in the life of King's College London since the College was formed almost 200 years ago. Recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world, it is ranked first in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 for quality of legal research (Times Higher Education REF ranking 2014), seventh in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015: Law) and top 20 worldwide (2014 QS World University Rankings).

Internationally renowned and research-led, The Dickson Poon School of Law enjoys a distinguished reputation for sustained excellence and our graduates are respected and sought-after throughout the world. Our staff is drawn from across the legal profession, from international business, financial, tax, competition, European and intellectual property law. At King's you will have unrivalled access to, and the opportunity to study with, some of the world's foremost academics and visiting lecturers. Open-door access to outstanding academics and practitioners plays a key role in our inclusive approach.

The School has busy events programme with speakers coming to King's from all around the world. Many of the events are open to the public as well as staff and students in the School. There is also a lively social programme of events for students, both in the School itself and organised by the Student Societies.

Our strong connections with the world's leading legal firms and close proximity to the City, government and legal institutions provide exciting opportunities for you to learn and develop your career. We have a dedicated Law Careers Network - a fantastic resource to help connect you with your future employer. Like them on Facebook here.

The Program

Students attend an induction event

Students attend an induction event

The Dickson Poon School of Law has a flourishing LLM degree programme with the choice of studying a general LLM or specialising in one of seven LLM pathways. Under the guidance of our expert tutors we will equip you with the legal knowledge and expertise to match your career ambitions. With a King's LLM you will be gaining an internationally recognised qualification that is highly desirable in today's competitive legal profession.

Our tailored LLM programme, as well as our seven legal specialisms, are underpinned by an exceptional reputation for teaching and research. Designed for recent law graduates as well as established professionals, the programmes are rigorous, demanding and require serious commitment - just as you would expect from one of the world's leading law schools.

For further information on our LLM programme please visit our Online Prospectus.

The Faculty

The Rt Hon Lord Judge talks to King's students about the 'Art of Advocacy'

The Rt Hon Lord Judge talks to
King's students about the 'Art
of Advocacy'

The research centres at The Dickson Poon School of Law have a strong interdisciplinary tradition, forging links and exchanging ideas within and beyond the university. Our vibrant intellectual community is both challenging and inspiring, offering many opportunities to collaborate with teaching staff on explorations of current legal issues and to meet distinguished guest speakers at events.

You'll soon discover why all our academics are leaders in their fields. Many continue to work at the top of their professions for international law firms and barrister's chambers and they regularly contribute to leading legal publications. Their work is complemented by an impressive team of visiting lecturers, professors and practitioners who bring additional expertise to our educational programme.

Entry Requirements

Students at a recent mootcompetition

Students at a recent moot

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 a good 2:1 standard or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Please visit our Online Prospectus for further Entry Requirements information:

You can also find information on entry requirements by region (pdf).

Application Procedure

Induction event in The Dickson Poon School of Law

Induction event in The Dickson
Poon School of Law

For access to the online application system and application deadlines, please click here.

Tuition and Fees

The reception in Somerset House East Wing where theSchool is based

The reception in Somerset
House East Wing where the
School is based

Full-time 2015
Home/EU: £13,000
Overseas: £18,850

Part-time 2015
Home/EU: £6,500
Overseas: £9,425

Further information can be found on our Online Prospectus.

Financial Aid

'Defining Success: Mindfulness and the Law' event in the Great Hall

'Defining Success: Mindfulness
and the Law' event in the
Great Hall

Our Yeoh Tiong Lay LLM Scholarships consist of four generous LLM Scholarships at £30,000 each.

Also available are the Bosco Tso and Emily Ng Scholarship (available to all applicants) and the King's Nigerian Law Scholars Fund (open to Nigerian residents only). Both cover the cost of tuition fees and provide a contribution to living costs.

Additionally for 2015 entry only, up to 273 new awards of £10,000 will be available to students looking to pursue master's study at King's in 2015. The King's Master's Support Scheme 2015-16 is exclusively aimed at widening access to postgraduate study and are joint-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) and King's. The deadline for application is 29 May 2015.

Read more about these and other funding opportunities available to you on our website.

Funding your studies is a vital part of any graduate programme. It is important to gather
as much relevant information as possible and to make an informed decision about your
financial requirements and the assistance and opportunities available to you.


View from Waterloo Bridge towards Parliament

View from Waterloo Bridge
towards Parliament

Our location places you in the heart of the British legal world, with Houses of Parliament, government departments, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and the offices of all major international law firms within walking distance.

Somerset House East Wing, one of London's most beautiful and iconic buildings, is the new home for the School, housing student common rooms and teaching rooms, a moot court room and further seminar rooms and social spaces.

The impressive Maughan library, based on Chancery Lane, provides you with state-of-the-art features and a comprehensive collection of the latest legal texts, reference materials and periodicals. Within easy reach you can also find the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the British Library.

Student Life

Staff and students on the 2014 London Legal Walk

Staff and students on the 2014
London Legal Walk

Our culture and open door policy plays a key role in creating a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive intellectual community at King's. Everyone is encouraged to take an active part in their studies as well as in university life, including opportunities to join our highly regarded student societies.

Our location right in the centre of London means the city can be used as your extended campus: be inspired by the dynamism, diversity and innovation, the past, present and future.

There are more museums, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, cafes, live music and clubs than you could hope to visit in a lifetime, together with acres of beautiful parks and every type of sport.

King's College London Student Union's (KCLSU's) comprehensive range of around 130 clubs and societies cover a myriad of interests.The Postgraduate Law Student Society and the Law Research Students Society arrange social and networking events and offer opportunities to meet staff informally.

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Programs at KCL


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