1. Postgraduate Applicants: LLM
  2. What next?

What next?

Congratulations on receiving your offer for postgraduate study at City, University of London.

Having received an offer to study at City, we hope that you will find the information on site helpful as you make preparations to embark on your study with us.

Located in the heart of legal London, The City Law School was the first in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. At the postgraduate level the School's high quality courses for law and non-law graduates are highly regarded by the profession.

We are delighted both that you applied to City and also that your application was successful. Our courses are highly competitive and we aim to attract the very best applicants to our postgraduate degree programmes.

We hope very much that you will take up the offer of your place at City, and we very much look forward to meeting you in September!

Receiving your offer

You will receive your offer by email. You will also be sent an offer pack which contains further information about the course and an acceptance form. If you have been made a Conditional offer for September 2017 entry you must provide evidence that the conditions have been met by 1st August 2017 (for international students) or 4th September 2017 (for UK and EU students).

This offer enables you to take any of the following LLMs:

  • LLM (Master of Laws)
  • LLM in Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in Criminal Litigation
  • LLM in Dispute Resolution
  • LLM in European Commercial Law
  • LLM in European Union Law
  • LLM in International Banking & Finance
  • LLM in International Commercial Law
  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in International Energy Law & Regulation
  • LLM in International Human Rights
  • LLM in Maritime Law
  • LLM in Professional Advocacy
  • LLM in Public International Law

You can find further details of which particular modules make up each LLM here. Further details regarding this will be provided upon acceptance.

Attached to your offer email will be a form for you to return to us, indicating which LLM you will study. This is provisional and can be changed any time up to registration.

Responding to your offer

In order to accept your offer, you will need to:

  • Return the acceptance form (in your offer pack) within eight weeks of the date on the letter.
  • Make the deposit payment of £500 (this will be deducted from the first instalment of fees). Deposits can be paid online or by cheque. If you pay online please include proof of payment with your acceptance form, if you pay by cheque please return the cheque with your acceptance form. For further details of how to pay please see the section on paying your deposit/tuition fees. Please note the deposit payment is non-refundable (in all circumstances) from 14 days after the date you make the payment.

Extensions to accept offers

The School is willing to be flexible with regards to acceptance deadlines. We understand that it is a big commitment and we want to be sure you are convinced that it's the correct thing for you to do, so if you need some extra time to make your decision please contact the Course Officer.

Paying your deposit/tuition fees

The course fee will be £12,000 for Home/EU students and £17,000 for overseas students. The fees are payable as follows:

  • Deposit upon acceptance
  • 50% (minus deposit payment) before the course begins
  • 50% by the last working day of January 2018.

Part-time fees are charged on a pro-rata basis.

All payments must be made in pounds sterling. Acceptable methods of payment are:

  • Credit/Debit Card payment (preferred method). To do this you will need your student number (included in your offer letter) and should visit our online payment site. You should print out the receipt you receive and include this with your acceptance form.
  • Sterling cheque made payable to City, University of London.
  • Bank Transfer.

If you use bank giro credit to make a payment, pay a cheque into the University bank account at a bank, or transfer money from abroad, there will be a delay before we can credit the payment to your account, as we have first to identify it. We are not always given the name of the payee for payments made this way. The delay can be avoided if you ensure that your bank quotes your name, student number and the name of the course that you are studying when making payment to us. The bank should also be able to give you a receipt or a remittance advice which you should send to the Admissions Office along with your acceptance form.

Please see your offer documents for the University's bank details.

English language conditions

We expect applicants who are not nationals of a majority English speaking country and have not successfully completed an academic qualification, at least equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree which was taught in a majority English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI), to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 or equivalent.

Our preferred language test (for those students made an offer conditional on English Language Proficiency) is IELTS. If it is not possible for you to take IELTS we will be happy to consider alternatives. You can read further information about the English Language tests we accept.

If you are required to improve your IELTS score as a condition of your offer, your options include: enrolling in one of the pre-sessional English courses offered by INTO - an approved City, University of London partner or improving your English through self-study or a course run in your home country and re-sitting the IELTS test at your local test centre in order to obtain the required result.

If you enrol in the INTO/City pre-sessional English course, you will need to achieve a mark comparable to an IELTS 7.0 or above in INTO's test(s) at the end of the course. Your test scores will be automatically sent to City, University of London.

Read further information on INTO pre-sessional English and determining which programme is right for you. You can also contact:

INTO-City University London Centre
Pre-sessional Admissions Team
Email: psecity@into.uk.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7059 4400

International students & organising your visa

If you are an international student you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to study at City, University of London. It is important you read the online guidance carefully in order to start to prepare for this.

Please note: if you are holding a Tier 4 visa sponsored by a different institution or for a different course at City, you will have to make a new visa application before you will be able to complete your registration and start studying with us. If you have undertaken previous study in the UK as a Tier 4 student which you have not previously informed us of this may affect your eligibility for a Tier 4 visa and should contact us immediately with further information.

City, University of London has a team of International Student Advisers who can help with the Tier 4 application process, who you can contact directly if you have further questions by emailing visaadvice@city.ac.uk.

City offers further advice to international students on a range of topics, which you can read on our International Students pages.

What happens after you accept your place?

All acceptances will be acknowledged by email. We will contact you at various points over the summer by post and email, so it is important to inform us if you change either address. You will receive regular updates on the School, the course and the wider University regularly over the coming months.

Would you like to meet or visit us?

We regularly hold Open Days/Events which give you the opportunity to find out more about your preferred course and postgraduate study at City. For details visit the Law events webpage.

Alternatively you can arrange for an individual tour of the Law School ahead of accepting your place. Please email Anton Panettiere, LLM Course Officer to arrange this.

Additionally our administrative staff are happy to speak to you at any time during office hours either by email or on the telephone (020 7040 0358). If you would prefer to speak to an academic please email your details and availability to the above address and we will arrange for someone to call you.

Students with a disability/specific learning difficulty

If you have indicated on your application form, or consider that you have any disability or specific learning difficulty which may impact upon your studies, then you should contact the University's Learning Success Team before you commence your studies.