LLM in UK for Bangladeshi Students

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LLM or a Master of Law is one of the most popular courses pursued in the UK. Every year, students from all over the world come to the United Kingdom to pursue higher education. It is also very popular because it helps students build a better future.

The study of LLM mainly focuses on enhancing a student's legal knowledge and allows them to focus on some areas. Students can enjoy a range of choices for modules and dissertation topics after completion. It makes LLM an essential degree for students who wish to pursue a career in Law. 

Why should I Pursue LLM in UK?

Students prefer to pursue an LLM degree in the UK due to its innovative and easily adaptable course structures. But many other reasons persuade students to enrol in UK LLM programs. Some of these are:

  • Students get an opportunity to pursue LLM in the world's top universities in the UK.
  • LLM degrees in the UK are recognised all over the world.
  • Students can get an opportunity to create networks with legal individuals.
  • Students get various specialisation options.
  • Students get taught by some of the most skilled and top-quality faculty members
  • Students get opportunities to work at leading law firms and international organisations.

LLM in UK: Highlights

Course

LLM (Masters in Law)

Duration

1 year to 2.5 years

Average Cost

19,000 GBP – 44,000 GBP

Eligibility Requirements

English Proficiency Test scores, LSAT score (if required), and Minimum 60% marks in LLB

Popular LLM Courses

Masters in Corporate Law

International Trade and Commercial Law

Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Masters in Law and Finance

Top Universities for MS in the UK

University of Oxford

University of Cambridge

London School of Economics and Political Science

Queen Mary University of London
University of Kent

Job Positions

Solicitors

Barrister

Arbitrator

Paralegal

Legal Executive

Average Income

83,000 GBP

Popular LLM Courses in UK

LLM or Master of Law is a 1 -2.5 year course that focuses on multiple law concepts. Students can also gain skills and working experience by participating in various training programs conducted in the universities. Other than the core subjects, students get to choose an elective subject according to their liking.

Given below are some popular elective choices:

  • Taxation Law
  • IT, Media, and Communications Law
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Financial Regulations
  • Criminal and Criminal Justice Laws
  • Commercial Law
  • Gender Studies
  • Intellectual Property Rights

The Entrance Exam for LLM in UK

Students must appear for specific entrance tests to be admitted to LLM in the UK. But these tests differ for different universities and courses. Some universities enrol students on merit and don't even need entrance scores. Thus, students must check the university website to find out which test they need to give.

However, the LSAT is a standard entrance test for pursuing Law courses in the UK. LSAT, the Law School Admission Test, is conducted by the Law School Admission Council. It is given to students who wish to pursue UG or PG law courses. Students can apply for this test through its online portal.

The test is 2hrs 20 mins long and consists of four sections - reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning I and II). The results are given online, and the test score validates for 5 years. 

 Top Universities in UK to Study Master of Laws

The UK is home to some of the top universities in the world. UK has 6 law universities in the top 50 QS ranking and 7 in the top 100. These offer world-class education and accommodation facilities to students.

Given below are the details of the top law universities in the UK: 

University

QS World Rankings 2022

Program Offered and Duration

Duration

Tuition Fee (GBP)

University of Oxford

2

MS in Law and Finance

10 months

36,930

University of Cambridge

3

Master of Law

1 year

33,738

Masters in Corporate Law

9 months

35,717

University of Edinburgh

16

LLM in Commercial Law| LLM in Corporate Law

1 year

25,441

University of Manchester

27

Master of Law

1 year

24,285

King's College London

35

Master of Law

1 year

31,436

London School of Economics and Political Science

49

Master of Law

1 year

29,543

Durham University

82

Master of Law

1 year

24,810

LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law

1 year

24,810

University of Nottingham

103

Master of Law

1 year

22,170

Queen Mary University of London

117

LLM in Banking and Finance Law

1 year

27,713

Eligibility For LLM in UK

LLM is a popular and competitive course in the UK. Thus, the course demands students with skills, knowledge, and intelligence. The eligibility criteria of the course may differ accordingly. It may also discuss different courses and universities.

However, some standard criteria are:

  • Students with both law and non-law bachelor's degrees can apply.
  • Students must have a strong command of the English language and score well on English proficiency tests.
  • Students must have scored 60% or above in bachelor's degree.

LLM in UK: University Eligibility Requirements

Listed below are the LLB requirements for some of the top universities in the UK: 

University

Eligibility Criteria

University of Oxford

Bachelor’s (3/4 years) with 65%-75%

University of Cambridge

Bachelor’s (4 years) with 75%

London School of Economics and Political Science

Bachelor’s with 65%-75% 

University College London

Bachelor’s degree with 60%

King’s College London 

Bachelor’s with 65%-70% 

The University of Edinburgh 

Bachelor’s with 60%

The Queen Mary University of London 

Bachelor (min 3 years) with 60% to 70%

University of Durham 

Bachelors with 60%-70%

University of Glasgow

Bachelors with 50%

University of Bristol

Bachelors in Law

English Proficiency Requirement for International Students

Students must aim for 7.0 IELTS and TOEFL scores to be admitted to a good university in the UK. However, the score requirements may vary for different universities and courses. Given below are the core requirements for other universities for reference: 

University

IELTS Score Requirement

TOEFL Score Requirement

University of Oxford

7.5

110 overall, 25 in each section

University of Cambridge

7.0

100 overall, 25 in each section

University of Edinburgh

6.5

100 overall

University of Manchester

6.0

90 overall

King's College London

7.5

72 overall, 20 in each section

London School of Economics and Political Science

7.0

107 overall, 23 in reading and listening, 22 in writing, and 20 in speaking.

Durham University

6.5

88 overall, with minimum section scores of 22.

University of Nottingham

6.0

79 overall, 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading, and 20 in speaking.

Queen Mary University of London

6.5

100 overall, 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, and 20 in Speaking.

Suggested Reads:  Study in UK without IELTS

Admission Process to Study LLM in UK

Students must follow the following steps when applying for LLM in UK universities:

  1. Check the curriculum of the preferred program and the eligibility criteria on the university website.
  2. Log into or create a new account on the university website. (If required)
  3. Fill in the application form and submit the necessary documents.
  4. Select the preferred course and pay the application fees.
  5. Finally, submit the form.
  6. Keep tracking the form for any admission updates.
  7. Students might need to appear in a virtual interview if accepted.

Documents Required to Study in LLM in UK

Students need to submit many documents to complete the LLM admission process. The required documents are:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official transcript(s)
  3. Proof of English language, i.e., IELTS
  4. A well-written CV/resume
  5. A brief personal statement
  6. Written work
  7. Letter of recommendation or references

Cost of Studying LLM in UK

Given below are the costs of pursuing an LLM degree in different universities: 

University

Tuition Fees
for International Students

University of Oxford

£36 930

University of Cambridge

£33,738

London School of Economics and Political Science

£25,224

University College London

£28,500

King’s College London 

£28,770

The University of Edinburgh 

£21,900

The Queen Mary University of London 

£24,950

University of Durham 

£20,500

University of Glasgow

£20750

University of Bristol

£19,900

Scholarships for LLM in UK

Universities in the UK also provide many scholarship opportunities to students. This is great for international students to avoid financial strains. Students can apply for these scholarships if eligible and avail of the benefits.

Given below are various scholarships for international students: 

University

Scholarship

Applicable for

Scholarship Value

University of Oxford

Oxford-Finnis Graduate Scholarship in Law

PG course in the Law 

Course fees and a grant for living costs

Felix Scholarships

PG courses

Course fees, a grant for living costs (around £15,100), and one return flight from India to the UK

Clarendon-scholarships

Masters courses

5,003 GBP - 15,009 GBP

University of Cambridge

Prathiba M Singh Cambridge Scholarship

Indian students in PG Law course

Variable

3 Verulam Buildings LLM Scholarship

Students commercial law courses of LLM

10,000 GBP

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

PG courses

Variable

King's College London

Bosco Tso & Emily Ng Scholarship

LLM law program

22,500 GBP

Norman Spink Scholarship

LLM law program

10,000 GBP

University College London

UCL Laws Academic Excellence Scholarships

PG Law degrees

10,000 GBP fee reduction

University of Edinburgh

Tercentenary Awards for Excellence

PG Law degrees

5,000 GBP

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

Indian students in PG courses

Variable

Queen Mary University of London

School of Law International Postgraduate Scholarships

PG Law courses

2,000 GBP

Norman Palmer Partial Scholarship

PG Law courses(full-time)

1/3 off tuition fees

Durham University

Commonwealth Scholarship

PG courses

Variable

University of Manchester

School of Social Sciences - India Scholarship for Masters Study

Indian students in PG social sciences

5,000 GBP (fee waiver)

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) General Scholarship

PG courses

Variable

University of Nottingham

South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award

Students from South Asia 

4,000 GBP of tuition fees

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship

Students from selected Commonwealth countries

50% or 100% of tuition fees

Jobs & Salary After LLM in UK

Students can get opportunities to work with some of the best companies in the world after pursuing an LLM in the UK. They also get to work at various job positions and gain experience.

Below are some job positions for students, along with the expected salary

Job Role

Expected Salary (GBP)

Corporate Lawyer

7,363

Legal Manager

4,207

Associate Attorney

3,155

Legal Advisor

2,629

Legal Executive

2,629

Legal Counsel

5,164

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