How to Apply for the LLM/PGDip
Please read all of the information on this page before commencing your application.
Applications for the full-time programme are open to international, local residents and Caymanian students. Applications for the part-time programme are open only to Caymanians and legal residents.
All applicants are encouraged to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
- A completed online application form;
- University undergraduate degree or diploma (certified copy) – or a letter from your institution with expected graduation date;
- A complete transcript of your undergraduate studies (certified copy);
- Cover letter explaining why you want to undertake the LLM/PGDip (max 1,000 words);
- Full curriculum vitae;
- Two recommendation letters (at least one of them academic);
- Evidence of past work experience (optional) and recommendation letter;
- Evidence of minimum standard of English language if English is not your native language (i.e., TOEFL or IELTS);
- Certified copy of the picture page of a valid passport (color copy only);
- Two (2) passport size photos;
- Certified copy of evidence of Caymanian status, permanent residency or marriage to Caymanian;
- Any other documentation in support of your application, clearly indicating why and how you believe it strengthens your application; and
- Application fee (Non-Refundable) of KYD 150.00 or USD 183.00.
You can pay your application fee Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm:
- by cash;
- by credit/debit card (in person or by phone); or
- by banker’s draft (payable to Truman Bodden Law School).
Submit your application online and mail/drop off supporting documents to:
Truman Bodden Law School
P.O. Box 1568
54 Edward Street, George Town
Grand Cayman, KY1-1110
Early applications are encouraged. TBLS reserves the right to interview applicants.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2022.
Successful applicants will be expected to fulfill the following requisites:
- To hold an Undergraduate degree: A University degree in Law or a related discipline with a 2.i, or equivalent, or above and completed before the commencement date of the LLM programme;
- To have achieved appropriate English language command for students whose first language is not English. Either IELTS 6.5 (min 6.0 in each component), TOEFL iBT 88 (minimum band scores of Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23) or TBLS mature entrance examination;
- Work experience (optional): Work experience is not required. However, relevant work experience/professional background will be considered during admissions and may contribute towards the success of the application.
These requirements are set out in the Legal Practitioners Act (2015 Revision) and Legal Practitioners (Students) Regulations (2018 Revision) governing LLM/PGDip students.
Application fees and deposits for the LLM are payable as follows:
Please also note the TBLS tuition and examination fees and University of Liverpool registration fees which will be payable during the course of your LLM/PGDip studies.
The LLM/PgDip attracts CIG scholarships for eligible students. You will need to submit a separate application to the CIG Scholarship Secretariat. Please contact their office at Tel: 345-244-2482 to inquire about eligibility and application deadline.
For further information on applying to TBLS, fees, and the study programme please see:
- LLM/PgDip Admissions Policy
- LLM/PgDip Prospective Students Information Handbook
- LLM/PgDip Prospective Schedule
- LLM/PgDip How To Apply