How much does an LLM cost?
The cost of undertaking an LLM will depend on the country and the institution at which you’ll be enrolled. The fees involved will also depend on whether you’ll be studying full or part-time.
Unlike the fees for undergraduate degrees, the fees for Masters programmes are set by individual universities rather than the UK government, which means that there’s a broad range of figures for LLM costs. Currently, for EU and UK students the LLM costs can range between £8,650 to up to £18,000, with the base fee increasing to £12,000 for international students and at most going up to £20,000. For example, an LLM at The University of Law will cost £8,750 in 2020 and the cost will usually be higher in the case of US-based programmes, while part-time programmes will usually have a yearly tuition fee of half that of full-time study.
Is there any financial help available?
This can be a considerable financial outlay, especially coming off the back of a three-year undergraduate course at £9,250 per year in tuition fees. You should bear in mind that you could also be eligible for a postgraduate loan to help you fund your LLM. Another option to consider is whether you might have access to any scholarships available for the particular course you’re applying for.
What other costs are there?
As with your undergraduate degree, on top of the tuition fees you should consider the living costs involved, such as accommodation and transport, if the LLM you are looking to study is taught on-site.
Added to this are the general expenses that you should budget for when planning out the year you’ll spend studying the LLM. It might also be the case that a deposit is required when you initially receive your offer.
Are there extra costs for international students?
If you’re an international student, you’ll also need to take into account the cost of a Tier 4 visa at the time of applying, as well as other requirements such as an English language test.