What are the LLM Tuition Fees?
University tuition fees in the UK have risen considerably in recent years. The increase in cost has also affected LLM tuition fees. As with an undergraduate degree, law schools charge per year for their courses.
Tuition fees for a home or EU student for the 2014/2015 academic year range from around £3,000 to over £13,000 for a full-time LLM programme. International students will usually have to pay more, with fees for a full-time degree varying from around £11,000 to over £19,000.
Those who take a part-time LLM will pay the tuition fees pro rata, so the fee amount for each year is usually halved. Law schools may offer any distance learning LLM degrees for slightly less per year than a full-time programme; however, the fees will still fall within the same bracket for the most part.
What do you get for your money?
The tuition fees cover the costs of your tuition, registration and any administration, use of the university/law school services, such as the library and careers service, examinations and assessments and supervision.
So when do you have to pay your fees? BPP University has a flexible payment plan initiative which aims to help its students pay for their fees in instalments rather than in one go; however, the majority of LLM providers require individuals to pay the stated amount for the academic year before the year begins.
It’s a lot of money to pay directly; however, there are LLM funding sources which can help you to cover tuition fees, as well as other maintenance costs in some instances. Check out our information on scholarships and bursaries to find out more.