To be considered for any postgraduate programme, candidates should normally have obtained either a Law Degree or a Joint Honours Degree with a major Law component from an approved University or Institution, at the standard of a good Class 2 Division I or higher (or of an equivalent standard). For students applying to read for an MPhil or a PhD, a Master's degree in a relevant area is desirable. Those applying for research positions must also provide a satisfactory research proposal.
Lectures, seminars and supervisory meetings are conducted in English. As a result, candidates whose first language is not English are required to present evidence of sufficient proficiency in the language before undertaking the course.
A candidate who has not attained the necessary level of English proficiency may, at the university's discretion, be admitted to the LLM programme on condition of successful attendance at a pre-sessional English course run by the University.