Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English. We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0. Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Specialist LLM in Professional Advocacy provides a unique opportunity to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills to manage litigation and dispute resolution successfully.

This masters degree aims to equip you, the practitioner or aspiring professional in law, effectively to represent the client or other stakeholders in the civil and criminal justice systems.

The LLM in Professional Advocacy offers you a skill based and practice focused approach to the subject of advocacy in a legal professional setting.

On this course, you will have the opportunity to study how inquiry and dispute resolution procedures in the civil and criminal justice systems are best managed to produce the best outcome for stakeholders.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £10,000 (January 2016-entry fee; September 2016-entry fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (January 2016-entry fee; September 2016-entry fee to be confirmed November 2015)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7404 5787