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LLM in Legal Practice

LLM in Legal Practice

Boost your employment opportunities by taking the path to our LLM in Legal Practice and gain a competitive edge in your legal career when you graduate. Our masters’ option also means you can apply for a postgraduate Master’s Loan to financially support your studies.


Course overview

  • 1 year full-time programme
  • 2 year part-time programme
  • Flexi LLM: up to 4 years programme
  • Price: £6,900


The 1 and 2 year LLM in Legal Practice includes the following modules:

The Flexi LLM in Legal Practice allow you to take modules of your choice totalling 120 credits, with at least 90 at Level 7. This is in addition to the core Capstone module, that is worth 60 credits at Level 7.

If you are a non-law graduate, or do not have a background in England & Wales Law, you can take the College's Graduate Foundation in Law before starting the LLM in Legal Practice.


Why study with us

Interactive, intuitive and accessible learning activities and platform


Highest levels of 1-2-1 supervision and teaching available in the market


A one of a kind combination of SQE preparation and legal and business skills modules to fully prepare you for work as a newly qualified solicitor


Your SQE costs covered: Programme fees and SQE assessment costs fully covered with student loan funding for those based in England


Flexible options and virtual learning that help you study around your work and life commitments


Designed for online, backed by 20 years proven digital learning experience


Includes a unique O Shaped Skills Module, developed in collaboration with The O Shaped Lawyer


Highly experienced and practice-based supervisors and personal tutors





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Our LLM in Legal Practice Modules are as follows:

SQE Preparation Modules Solicitors Legal Knowledge (30 credits)
Solicitors Legal Skills (30 credits)


Transactional Skills Modules Acquisitions & Finance (20 credits)
Commercial Law (20 credits)
Commercial Property (20 credits)
Dispute Resolution (20 credits)
Family Law (20 credits)
Employment Law (20 credits)
Intellectual Property (20 credits)
Personal Injury (20 credits)


Legal Business Skills Modules Legal Business Skills (10 credits)
O Shaped Skills (20 credits)


Capstone Module Legal Practice Project (60 credits)


Preparing for the SQE within an LLM:

Our flexible programme structure means there’s more than one way to achieve the LLM in Legal Practice, but the most common and cost-effective route is, the completion of:

1.Solicitors Legal Knowledge Module (30 credits)
2.Solicitors Legal Skills Module (30 credits)
3.Selection of Transactional and Business Skills Modules (60 credits in total)
4.Capstone Module (60 credits)





Course details

Admissions Criteria

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification or experience
  • If English isn’t your first language, English language qualifications equivalent to IELTS at level 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6 in each component (writing, listening, speaking, reading)

For courses starting in 2023:
  • Minimum 2:2 classification in undergraduate degree
  • You can still apply with a third-class degree, and you will be invited to an informal interview with the College to determine your suitability for admission


If you don’t have a UK law degree or equivalent experience based on the Law of England & Wales, we strongly recommend you take our Graduate Foundation in Law programme before the LLM in Legal Practice.

Click here to see our Admissions Guidance.


Credits for LLM in Legal Practice

180 credits with a minimum requirement of 150 credits at FHEQ level 7 and the remaining credits at FHEQ level 6.


Course options

Full-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): 1 year
Part-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): 2 years
Flexi LLM in Legal Practice: up to 4 years


Course Fees

Fees: £6,900

A deposit is required to secure your place and you can pay via instalments, please see the fee schedule for details.

Please note, if you are an international student there may be an additional postage fee for hard copy materials.

If you are a GFL student at the College, you are eligible for a 10% discount on course fees, please see the fee schedule for details.



Full-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): April and September start dates

Part-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): February and August start dates

Flexi LLM in Legal Practice: When your first Module starts. 

See programme start dates on the Course Schedule.


How to Apply

Applications are open for all courses starting in 2021/22.


If you have any questions about your circumstances or the programme, please contact us.



If you take the full LLM in Legal Practice, with the College and you are based in England, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate Master’s Loan. A loan will cover the full course fees and the SQE Assessment costs.

Meet our LLM Students

Dan Abel, an LLM student, shares his experiences of studying with the College.

Ben Palmer, a paralegal at Marks & Spencer and a LLM in Legal Practice Student shares his reflections on his first few weeks of study with the College.

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