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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.


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 Banking and 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 Module Legal Business Skills (10 credits)


Capstone Module Legal Practice Project (60 credits)

*Subject to validation



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.Any three Transactional Skills Modules (20 credits each, 60 credits in total)
4.Capstone Module (60 credits)



Course overview

  • 1 year full-time programme
  • 2-4 year part-time programme
  • Price: £6,900


Price for LLM in Legal Practice including the following modules:

  • Solicitors Legal Knowledge
  • Solicitors Legal Skills
  • 3 x Transactional Skills Modules
  • Capstone






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)
  • Completion of a personal statement


If you don’t have a law degree or equivalent experience based on the English Legal System, we strongly recommend you take either a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or foundation level course in law prior to studying for the SQE. We will have our own Graduate Foundation in Law programme for students with a non-law degree or qualification commencing in 2022.

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): 2-4 years


Course Fees

Fees: £6,900

For an LLM including the following modules: Solicitors Legal Knowledge, Solicitors Legal Skills, 3 x Transactional Skills Modules, Capstone

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



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

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

The College’s first Part-time LLM programme will begin in February 2022 and the first Full-time LLM programme will start in April 2022. See programme start dates on the Course Schedule.


How to Apply:

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

If you have all the information you need to apply for this programme, you can apply directly to Central Applications Board (LAWCAB). We will receive your application from LAWCAB.

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, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate Master’s Loan.


For more information on Master's Loans


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