Deposit guidelines

Essential information for unconditional offer holders who are required to pay a deposit for an Online Learning LLM programme, including payment dates, payment methods and our refund policy.

How much is the deposit?

A non-refundable deposit of £1000 is required from all applicants who accept an unconditional offer of admission to one of our LLM degree programmes to secure their place on the programme.

When must the deposit be paid?

September 2019 applicants

The deposit must be paid within 28 days of the date that the unconditional offer was made or by 7 August 2019, whichever is sooner.  

January 2020 applicants

The deposit must be paid within 28 days of the date that the unconditional offer was made or by 29 November 2019, whichever is sooner.  

Payment method

Deposit fees can be paid by credit/debit card (all major cards accepted) online using ePay, the University's online payment system. 

Pay deposit

If you are unable to pay online by credit/debit card, please contact us for alternative methods of payment.

Non payment of the deposit

If we do not receive the deposit by the deadline, your application will be withdrawn without further notice.  It is therefore essential that you have funding for your deposit when applying.


If you need to defer the start of your studies, your deposit will be carried forward by the University to your deferred start date. The deposit must have been paid before a deferral is agreed.

Please note that you can only defer once and you can only defer until the next available start date.

Please contact us for more detailed information about deferring your offer.

Refund policy

If you should withdraw your acceptance of offer within 14 days of paying the deposit, you should contact us and a full refund will be made. Refunds will not be made after this period, unless there is an evidenced case of serious medical injury or illness that would make studies impossible in the coming year.

Applicants who have deferred their offer and subsequently decline their offer will not have their deposit refunded. 

If an applicant applies again in a future year and receives an unconditional offer, a new deposit will be payable.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our deposit policy, please contact us.

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