LLM (Online Learning) The University of Edinburgh
Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.
These entry requirements are for the 2023/24 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2024/25 academic year will be published on 2 October 2023.
A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or its international equivalent, in law.
We will also consider candidates with a degree in a related discipline which includes relevant prior study.
Entry to this programme is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee an offer of study.
Supporting your application
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.
Students from China
This degree is Band C.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
English language requirements
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.
English language tests
We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:
- IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components.
- TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 25 in writing and 23 in all other components.
- C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 185 with at least 185 in writing and 176 in all other components.
- Trinity ISE: ISE III with passes in all four components.
- PTE Academic: total 70 with at least 70 in writing and 62 in all other components.
Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
Degrees taught and assessed in English
We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English-speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:
We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English-speaking countries (non-MESC).
If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.
To be awarded LLM Law you must successfully complete six courses and a 10,000-word dissertation during your chosen duration of the study.
During your studies, you will also have the opportunity to study courses from different subject areas such as
- medical law
- information technology law
- international commercial law
- Dissertation LLM in Law
- Group A
- Fundamentals in Bioethics
- Mental Health Law
Courses from School(s) F - Law (Online Distance Learning) (LLM) (Full-time) - Level(s) 11
- Information Technology Law
- Information: Control and Power
- Communications Law
- Regulation of autonomous systems: the law of robotics
- EU Data Protection Law
- International and European Law of the Media
- Space Law and Policy
- European Competition and Innovation
- Banking and Financial Law: Case Studies
- Contract Law in Europe
- Dispute Resolution Methods
- Corporate Compliance: Case Studies in Law & Ethics
- Comparative and International Corporate Governance
- International law, human rights and corporate accountability
- The Fundamentals of Law and Medical Ethics
- Global Health: Law and Policy
- Law and Ethics at the Start and End of Life
- Sustainable Capitalism and Investment
- Clinical Negligence and the Law
- Biotechnology, Regulation and Society
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia.
The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.