Taught by legal experts, the LLM Legal Practice course is an opportunity for Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates to extend their research further in an area of interest in legal practice. Along with the research module and dissertation you’ll undertake, there are opportunities for vocational work activities to give you further experience.
The LLM Legal Practice is a top-up course for those who have completed an LPC. Its aim is to help you apply academic understanding and research techniques to the analysis of law, policy and practice within your chosen area.
You’ll also learn how to produce analytical, creative and original research that demonstrates the relationships between substantive law, policy, socio-economic context and legal practice.
This top-up qualification is designed to enhance your career prospects, demonstrate your research capabilities and knowledge of a particular legal area, whatever branch of law you intend to follow.
In addition to improving your academic skills and knowledge, we also aim to find you appropriately linked vocational activity during your degree.
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Legal Practice Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
Legal Research Methodology (core, 20 credits)
Passing the LLM Legal Practice will enhance your LPC qualification, enabling you to enter into a work-based learning role within a firm of solicitors or an in-house legal department. It will also help you if you wish to enter practice as a paralegal, in local or health authorities, in local or central government and in commerce, either in company secretarial/governance/regulatory areas or if you aspire to being on a board of directors.
There are many regulatory roles open to you other than just in the commercial and financial services. For example, you could work in the environmental field or use your knowledge of housing and employment law to enter local government or the voluntary sectors.