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How to apply

 

Applications for ILGSPD are now open. 

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You can apply as

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student (Applications now closed)
  • a self-funded student

Self-funded students participating in the ILGSPD programme may benefit from receipt of Erasmus+ grant funding, which the Consortium will apply for on the students' behalf. This funding is dependent on availability in a given semester; however, when available it usually equates to around 300-350 euros per month for six months during mobility 2, and six months during mobility 3.

All applications for the ILGSPD programme and Erasmus Mundus scholarships must be submitted online to the University of Glasgow. We cannot accept applications any other way.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test. For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Following the EU’s announcement (11/02/20 https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/brexit_en), having left the EU in an orderly fashion, the UK remains able to coordinate and take part in EMJMDs for the lifetime of the funding period. The ILGSPD consortium looks forward to receiving applications from students from all countries around the world, from both self-funded applicants and EMJMD scholarship applicants.

As a UK-based institution, University of Glasgow will fully participate in Erasmus+ until further notice.

We will keep all students and applicants up to date with information as it becomes available.

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in law. We also consider applications from other subjects, such as Politics, International Relations, European Studies or War Studies, if at least 50% of the credits are in law.

You are required to submit a personal statement explaining why you want to undertake the LLM, International Law of Global Security, Peace & Development. Please download and use our template for this:

Entry requirements of partner universities:

In order to select Université libre de Bruxelles in semester 3, you have to:

  1. Hold an undergraduate or Master’s degree (or equivalent), representing at least 240 ECTS credits (or 4 years of studies) in law or other relevant subjects;
  2. Have passive knowledge of French (however all assessments can be undertaken in English)

In order to select Radboud University in semester 3, you have to:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in law with 150 ECTS in legal courses

Required documents

Required documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • It is mandatory that you must submit two reference letters on headed paper (at least one academic and if appropriate, the other from the student’s most recent employer)
  • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • A Supporting Personal Statement (max 1,000 words) in which you are asked to detail the following:
    • motivation for choosing the ILGSPD programme; 
    • your suitability for the ILGSPD programme; 
    • an explanation of research interests and placement aims/practice aims and 
    • a Study Track preference in Semester 3 bearing in mind the undergraduate LLB degree requirements of Semester 3 partners RU and ULB (see Entry Requirements for this programme)

**Study Track preference semester 3: Applicants should note that study track preference is not guaranteed. We endeavour to try our best to accommodate your first option choice but please note that your choice is subject to quota availability and academic suitability for a particular pathway. Any applicant who has not been allocated their preferred study track will be given a two-week window in which to confirm acceptance of an alternative pathway or decline their offer

Please note, in order to be considered for a scholarship, you MUST have submitted ALL of the above documents by the submission deadline 25th January 2021. If your application status is ‘Holding for Documents’ then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by the submission deadline 25th January 2021. The only exception to this is English language proficiency certificates, and final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions


Guidance notes for using the online application

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide two references. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.

Choice of Pathway: Applicants should note that study track preference is not guaranteed. We endeavour to try our best to accommodate your first option choice but please note that your choice is subject to quota availability and academic suitability for a particular pathway. Any applicant who has not been allocated their preferred study track will be given a two-week window in which to confirm acceptance of an alternative pathway or decline their offer


English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

Important information for entry in Autumn 2020 and January 2021

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Covid-19 Restrictions

Please note: English Language requirements for ILGSPD have not changed and in order to be considered for a Scholarship, applicants are required to submit an appropriate English Language Certificate. We encourage applicants to take a test as soon as possible (complying fully with the advice of national and local health authorities) and submit the required evidence.

**However, as an exception, for prospective applicants unable to take a test due to Covid-19 restrictions and test centre closures,  we are now able to offer some flexibility which we hope will reassure offer holders and new applicants of their ability to meet these requirements. 

Please see below: 

IELTS

  • The validity of an IELTS test will be extended from 2 years and 5 months prior to the date of entry to 4 years 5 months. 

TOEFL 

  • The University of Glasgow will accept the TOEFL At Home test at our usual TOEFL scores.
  • We will also accept TOEFL MyBest.
  • The validity of a TOEFL test will be extended from 2 years and 5 months prior to the date of entry to 4 years 5 months.

Duolingo

Duolingo will be accepted for entry to our Pre-Sessional English and degree level programmes with standard English language requirements with the following scores:

  • 100 – entry to the 5 week online Pre-Sessional English course
  • 95 – entry to the 10 week online Pre-Sessional English course

Scholarships

 

If you decide to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, you should specify your student category (Programme or Partner Country) on the application form. For further details, see Scholarships.

 

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 25 January 2021(applications now closed) with all the required documents. The only exception to this are English language proficiency certificates, and final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying.They will be required to submit the relevant documentation by 1700 hours UK time 1st July 2021.

Self-funded student may be made a conditional offer pending receipt of an English language proficiency certificates,  and final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying. They will be required to submit the relevant documentation by 1700 hours UK time 1st July 2021.

Note:

*Programme Country group = EU countries, Iceland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Serbia

*Partner Country group = Rest of the world

 


Application deadlines

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Applications for ILGSPD are now open.


Applications close (for International self-funding applications): 21 July 2021

Applications close (for UK/EU self-funding applications): 25 August 2021

Programme offers will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants should be aware that once we meet our programme quota, the application process will be closed and no further offers will be made. 

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 25 January 2021, complete with all required documents.