1. Postgraduate applicants to City, University of London
  2. Offer, confirmation and registration - LLM

Offer, confirmation and registration - LLM

We are delighted that you applied to undertake postgraduate study at City, University of London.

Here is a guide on the next steps about receiving an offer, how to confirm your place and finally register as a City student.

We hope that you will find the information on this site helpful as you make preparations to embark on your study with us.

Receiving your offer

You will receive your offer by email. This will contain further details about the course and will give you access to the online portal to accept your offer. If you have been made a Conditional offer for September 2018 entry you must provide evidence that the conditions have been met by 1st August 2018 (for international students) or 4th September 2018 (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.

Included in your offer email there is a link for you to proceed with accepting your offer and indicate 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:

  • Access the online portal and follow the offer response process 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 that, in accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you have fourteen days from the time we receive your acceptance and deposit in which to cancel your acceptance. After such time your deposit will become non-refundable.

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.

Confirming your place

Once you have accepted your place you will need to provide proof that you meet the conditions of your offer before you will be invited to register. You must provide evidence of meeting the conditions by 1st August 2018 (for international students) or by 4th September 2018 (for home and EU students). Documentation should be emailed or posted to the LLM Course Officer.

If you are an international student and require a Tier 4 visa it is important you do this as early as possible as you cannot apply for a visa until we have evidence that you meet the entry conditions.

Once you have accepted your place, you can look ahead to starting with us.

In person registration is scheduled on 19th September 2018. The remainder of this week and the following week will be devoted to induction activities before teaching commences on Monday 1st October 2018.

Below you can find out about further key dates for your calendar, along with information about timetables and reading lists.

Online registration

Online registration is scheduled to open in early August 2018. Once online registration has opened and you have met all the conditions of your offer you will receive an automated email from City inviting you to register for the course online. Please note that you cannot register online until you have received this email as this will give you the unique user ID and password which you require to login.

Online registration is a relatively straightforward process. You will be asked to confirm course details and personal details (full name, address, date of birth etc.). You will also be prompted to pay the first instalment of your fees if you have not already done so. You do not have to complete online registration all at once, you can return to it later, however please ensure you do complete online registration before Registration Day.

When you have successfully completed the online registration process you will receive a Registration Certificate. Please print this out and bring it with you for Registration Day. Please note that you will not be a registered student of the University until you have completed both online and in-person registration.

In-person registration

In late August/early September you will receive an invitation to in-person registration with your specified time and giving you details of the events taking place on this date.

In-person registration for the LLM programmes will be 19th September 2018.

Preparing to start

Over the summer we will ask you to give us a provisional indication of which modules you intend to take (for those who receive an offer after this date we will ask you to provide this information with your acceptance). This will provide us with valuable information when creating the course timetable.

On 20th and 21st September induction activities will focus on supporting you in making your final module selection. You must submit your final module selection by 21st September.

On Registration Day you will complete the formalities of registration, which includes checking all students' eligibility to study in the UK (so you will need to bring your passport) and issuing your student card. There will also be an introductory talk from the Course Director and other induction activities.

Receiving your timetable

Prior to Registration you will be sent a draft timetable. You will receive your confirmed timetable at Registration.

Your timetable will depend on the modules which you select. For each taught module you will be required to attend one two-hour seminar each week. Seminars are timetabled throughout the week between 9am and 7pm. You will complete two or three modules (depending on your chosen dissertation length) in each of the Autumn and Spring terms and write your dissertation over the summer.

The provisional term dates for students enrolled in the September 2018 intake, subject to confirmation, are as follows:

  • Registration: 19th September
  • Induction: 19th September - 28th September
  • Autumn Term: 1st October - 7th December
  • Autumn Term coursework due - date in mid January (TBC)
  • Spring Term: 28th January - 5th April
  • Spring Term coursework due - date in early May (TBC)
  • Dissertations due early September.

January 2019 intake information:

Students will register on 21st January.  Their induction will be 21st January – 25th January. They will then complete the Spring Term and submit Spring Term coursework and the Dissertation as set out above before returning for their second term in mid-September 2019 (date tbc).

Reading lists

There is a reading list for each module, you will be provided with this at the start of teaching on the module.

Please note that text books are not provided on the LLM; you may therefore wish to purchase any core text books for the module. Your module tutor will advise you on this.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How will I select my modules?

The course requires you to complete 180 credits. You have the choice of either taking four taught 30 credit modules and writing a 20,000 word 60 credit dissertation or taking five taught 30 credit modules and writing a 10,000 word 30 credit dissertation.

If you wish to obtain one of the specialist degrees you must complete at least three taught modules in the specialist area and write your dissertation on that specialist area.