Students in a lectureEach year there are approximately twenty-five to thirty courses on offer in the LLM. While most of the courses offered in 2023-24 will run in 2024-2025, a few changes in the list are made from one year to the next and the Faculty cannot therefore guarantee that all subjects will be offered. The Faculty usually publishes a list of the available papers for the following academic year in July.

Candidates generally have a free choice of papers from those prescribed although there may be unavoidable timetable clashes and certain combinations of papers may be prohibited.

An LLM Subject Forum is usually held at the beginning of the academic year to help current LLM students decide which courses to take. Course convenors for each course discuss the goals and objectives of their course. These presentations are available online to listen to or read.

Cambridge LLM by numbers

  • approximately 1,200 applications
  • approximately 190-210 students take the LLM each academic year
  • 40-50 countries represented
  • approximately 25-30 LLM papers on offer each year