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 January entry you must provide evidence that the conditions have been met by mid-December (international students) or the first week in January (home/EU students); see your offer letter for the exact date.

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 European Law
  • LLM in International Banking & Finance
  • LLM in International Commercial Law
  • LLM in International Competition Law
  • LLM in International Dispute Resolution
  • 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. 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 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.

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

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 December for the January intake. 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.

After you have completed the online part of registration you will then be required to upload your documents (passport, visa, etc.) in order for us to verify your nationality and identity, and also ensure that you are eligible to study in the UK by reviewing any visas you may have.

Further instructions on registration can be found here.

Verification of your Identity, Eligibilty to study and Joining your course at City

Once you have completed online registration you will need to upload your passport and/or visa so we can verify your identity and nationality before you can become a fully registered student of City, University of London. More information can be found here.

Preparing to start

January entry: 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.

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.

January entry:

  • Registration: mid-January
  • Induction: 1 week in mid-January
  • Spring Term: late January - Easter
  • Spring Term coursework due - date in early May
  • Dissertations due early September.
  • Autumn Term: start October - mid-December
  • Autumn Term coursework due - date in mid-January

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 textbooks are not provided on the LLM; you may, therefore, wish to purchase any core textbooks 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 two taught modules in the specialist area and write your dissertation on that specialist area.