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The College of Law

The College of Law of England and Wales is a private educational institution in England which provides legal education for students and professionals. The Law Society of England and Wales created the College of Law by merging its own School of Law and the tutorial firm Gibson and Weldon in 1962.

In 2006, the College became the first independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers by the Privy Council, leading to development of its Bachelor and Master of Law degree programmes. The London Moorgate centre was also opened – currently the UK’s largest corporate-specific law school.

In March 2010, the College announced that they would become the first legal education provider in the UK to offer direct access to the New York Bar for non-law graduates.

The law school

With more than 1,000 students from 87 different countries outside the UK, The College of Law is one of the biggest UK law schools for international law students.

The College of Law has a world-renowned reputation, with exclusive training arrangements with four out of the five top global law firms. Most of the leading UK-based international law firms, which have lawyers practising around the world, have close ties to the College. The College also has connections with a growing list of world-class organisations including the International Bar Association, the British Council, Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Renmin University of China Law School and IE Law School in Spain.

Whether you choose to study in the UK’s second city Birmingham, historic Chester or the capital, London, each of the School of Law's centres is no more than 40 minutes away from one of the UK’s international airports.

Qualifying in English law is a must for any lawyer with global aspirations. The College of Law is the leading world-class law school specialising in training lawyers in English law. With an unrivalled reputation for quality, the College has a history going back over 130 years and a long track record of training overseas students.

Tuition fees

Entry Requirements

The Program

The College of Law's Master of Laws degrees are designed to give students a set of skills and knowledge that are both practical and effective and reflect up-to-the minute legal practice. You can choose from a wide range of specialist modules, and tailor the course to your area of interest and to suit your career aspirations and enhance your firm’s expertise.

With a wide range of flexible modules, the College of Law's LL.M programme gives you the freedom to tailor the programme to suit your career aspirations and enhance your firm’s expertise.

LL.M in International Legal Practice

Designed in association with the International Bar Association (IBA), the LL.M in International Legal Practice is an internationally-recognised professional qualification designed to build corporate and cross-border legal knowledge to enhance your legal career and add a global dimension to your training.

To achieve the LL.M in International Legal Practice, you can choose to study via the S-mode (supervised online) programme, or the full-time programme.

S-mode programme

Modules can be studies without any face-to-face tuition or the need to attend on of the College’s UK centres – making them ideal for international lawyers or graduates.

Full-time LL.M in London

You can now choose to study The College of Law/IBA LL.M in International Legal Practice full-time. This study option provides you with the opportunity of studying a programme of six unique, practice-driven LL.M international modules full-time over a 10-month period in the heart of London. It will be delivered in small groups of international students with a variety of backgrounds, offering networking opportunities and the ultimate goal of gaining an internationally-recognised, world-class masters degree.

Full-time modules

Upon the successful completion of either the S-mode or the full-time LL.M in International Legal Practice, you will be awarded a fellowship to the IBA which provides two years free membership.

LL.M in Professional Legal Practice

The LL.M in Professional Legal Practice is a flexible way for you to gain a career-enhancing Masters qualification. To achieve the LL.M in Professional Legal Practice, you can study either S-mode or A-mode (attendance) modules.

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