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The Streamlined International Masters Scheme is Good News for LLM Students in UK

Good news for lawyers, legal practitioners and law graduates wanting to take an LLM degree in the UK. The UK Home Office has recently extended a streamlined visa processing scheme designed make the application process for international Masters students less demanding. All international students wanting to take a Master of Laws degree from any of the participating law schools in UK will be covered by this scheme.

Initially, the streamlined international Masters scheme was first available at the Universities of Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, and Imperial College London. Now on its 2nd year, the scheme has been extended to 23 other universities in UK, which will apply the scheme to their 2018/2019 intake. The following are the additional 23 universities:

  • Cardiff University
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Harper Adams University
  • Newcastle University
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Bristol University
  • Durham University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Reading
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Wales Trinity St. David (Swansea Campus)
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

The scheme is open to students who want to get a Masters course in UK with a duration of not more than 13 months. It makes it easier for international students to study at universities in UK mainly because they will now have to submit fewer supporting documents along with their visa applications compared to the previous standard practice. The streamlined visa scheme also gives students wishing to switch to a work visa their needed support by allowing them an extra 6 months stay in UK after graduating from their Masters degrees.

The UK is the second most popular choice for international students taking a Masters degree, including an LLM degree. With the streamlined scheme, Britain has ensured that the country's institutions will remain very competitive.


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