Legal Practice, L.L.M.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English (take IELTS)
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.


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

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 12 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

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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