Legal Practice, LL.M.

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Whether you are a graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) or a practising solicitor looking to specialise further, this course will enable you to 'top up' your education to a Masters degree level.
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The course provides practice-relevant study on aspects of substantive law or legal practice and enables you to develop the analytical and research skills necessary to write a detailed piece of research relevant to law practice.

The course will be assessed by dissertation and you can choose to complete this either by undertaking an extended piece of research or a self-directed work-based learning portfolio. This will enable working lawyers to critically reflect on their own legal practice throughout the course.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school.

Programme Structure

The course comprises a taught module in research methodology, together with completion of a dissertation. Research methodology is taught over one semester as a single module. You will learn through a blended mix of taught and online lectures, practical case studies and seminars. The dissertation is designed to test both breadth and depth of knowledge in legal and related research.

  • Research Methodology:
  • Undertaking Postgraduate Research
  • Process and Demographics of Research
  • Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination Methods
  • The Writing Up and Dissemination of Research
  • Dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

This masters course is designed to provide a Masters degree for:

  • Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), where sufficient study has been completed equivalent to 120 credit modules, within the last five years.
  • Graduates of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (formerly the Bar Vocational Course), where sufficient study has been completed equivalent to 120 credit modules, within the last five years.
  • Practising solicitors who have undertaken the former Law Society's Solicitors' Final Examinations and have at least 6 months recent practice experience within the last two years.
  • Practising barristers who have undertaken the former Bar Final examinations and have at least 6 months recent practice experience within the last two years.
  • Foreign qualified lawyers admitted to practice in England or Wales and have at least six months recent practice experience within the last two years.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 3700 International
  • GBP 2850 EU/EEA


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