Taught course (will run subject to approval)

LLM Legal Practice

Birmingham City University · School of Law

Entry requirements

Students will require either a Qualifying Law Degree (e.g. an LLB from a University in England or Wales) or a Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) are entitled to apply for direct entry to the course. For full details, please visit the website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the final academic stage of qualification before becoming a solicitor. Our course is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You will cover elements required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority including Property Law, Business Law and Practice and Litigation (including Civil and Criminal Litigation), and choose from a list of Electives available.

The LPC is taught by an outstanding team of professional staff with extensive practice experience and a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do.

The LLM Legal Practice masters qualification incorporates the Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements of the Legal Practice Course as well.

In order to obtain a Masters, students are also required to complete either a dissertation, a live project or a placement. Following successful completion of the course, you will then need to undertake a two year vocational training contract to be able to practice as a solicitor.

Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online), and there are extensive opportunities available with a variety of agencies throughout Birmingham.

The Course also offers a unique learning experience in the shape of a virtual solicitor's office in the University's virtual town, Shareville.

Information for international students

International students are welcomed - for more specific information please visit our International webpage: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Students benefit from the extensive and varied practice experience of the teaching team as well as the excellent links with the profession. We have small teaching groups with an excellent student to staff ratio.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595