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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.
- 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:
- Solicitors Legal Knowledge (SQE1 prep)
- Solicitors Legal Skills (SQE2 prep)
- Choice of Transactional and Business Skills Modules
The Flexi LLM in Legal Practice allows 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.
Please note, this LLM in Legal Practice prepares you for the SQE, and does not include the Legal Practice Course (LPC). If you are interested in qualifying as a solicitor through the LPC route, this is not a suitable programme.
Why study with us
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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)
Unsure how long you need to complete the programme or what modules you would like to take?
The Flexi LLM in Legal Practice allows 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. The Flexi LLM isn't eligible for Master's Loan funding.
- UK undergraduate degree with minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent qualification or experience.
- Applications are still invited from those with a third-class degree, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be invited to an informal interview with our Academic Team to determine suitability for admission.
- 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). You can be exempt from this requirement if you have a qualification which is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree which was taught in English. Please refer to our Admissions Guidance for full entry criteria details.
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.
Please note, this Masters Programme does not include a Legal Practice Course (LPC) qualification.
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
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.
Visit our funding page for further guidance on funding options available to you.
Full-time LLM in Legal Practice (inc. SQE prep): March 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 courses starting in 2023.
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, Wales or Northern Ireland you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate Master’s Loan. A loan in England, for example, will cover the full course fees and the SQE Assessment costs.
Student experience - LLM Students
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