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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for our online programmes in the 2019/20 academic year are listed in the tables below.

The full-time tuition fee for our online learning LLM programmes for the academic year of 2019/20 is £20,700, which is applicable to programmes commencing in September 2019 and January 2020. If you choose to study an LLM part time, you will pay a percentage of the full annual fee in each year of study.

Study duration Year of study Fee payable
One year
(September 2019)
Year 1 £20,700
Two years or 20 months
(September 2019 or January 2020)
Year 1 £10,350
Year 2 50% of the full-time tuition fee for 2020/21
Three years or 32 months
(September 2019 or January 2020)
Year 1 £6,900
Year 2 33% of the full-time tuition fee for 2020/21
Year 3 33% of the full-time tuition fee for 2021/22

Please note that student fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased by approximately 5% per annum. The amount due in future years is a percentage of the annual fee that is set for that academic year.

The full-time tuition fee for our online Postgraduate Certificate in Law for the academic year of 2019/20 is £6,900, which is applicable to programmes commencing in September 2019 and January 2020. If you choose to study an LLM part time, you will pay a percentage of the full annual fee in each year of study.

Study duration Year of study Fee payable
One year
(September 2019 or January 2020)
Year 1 £6,900
20 months
(September 2019 or January 2020)
Year 1 £3,450
Year 2 50% of the full-time tuition fee for 2020/21

Please note that student fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased by approximately 5% per annum. The amount due in future years is a percentage of the annual fee that is set for that academic year.

Successful applicants receiving an unconditional offer will be asked to pay a deposit to secure their place on the programme.

LLM deposit = £1000

Postgraduate Certificate in Law deposit = £500

The deposit amount will be deducted from the first tuition fee instalment you pay.

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 LLM deposit

Pay Postgraduate Certificate in Law 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.

Deferrals

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.

The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh (conditions apply).

Find out more about the graduate discount scheme

The University accepts a range of payment methods and tuition fees can be paid in full or in instalments.

Find out more about how to pay your tuition fees

Your LLM tuition fees can be paid on your behalf by a sponsor such as your employer. You will need to provide the Fees and Student Support Team with evidence of the award.

Who can be a sponsor?

A sponsor may be:

  • Employer
  • Government agencies
  • Charitable trusts
  • International government and agencies
  • Foundations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Overseas institutions

A sponsor is not a friend or family member who has agreed to pay your fees.

What you need to do

If your fees are being paid on your behalf by a sponsor, you need to provide the Fees and Student Support Team with evidence of the award on official headed paper including:

  • details of to whom and where any invoice should be sent
  • confirmation of amount or whether sponsor has agreed to pay all or part of the fees

Find out more about sponsorship

The Scholarships and Student funding department provide detailed information about the University's tuition fee policy.

Tuition fee policy

Contact us

If you have any questions about the tuition fees please don't hesitate to contact us.

llm.online@ed.ac.uk