Entry requirements (Home)
The entry requirements are either:
- a Diploma in Legal Practice from a recognised LPC provider, or
- a Diploma in Legal Practice at the Bar from a recognised BPTC provider.
If you possess either of these qualifications then, ordinarily, you will be credited with 105 M level credits towards the completion of the LLM in Legal Practice. These requirements may be waived where it can be shown that you have previous work experience that has made you suitable for this Masters programme.
The further 75 credits required to complete the programme will be gained from the above-mentioned legal research methodology module which culminates in the dissertation proposal (15 credits) and the dissertation itself (60 credits).
In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to secure an accredited prior learning exemption from the research methodology module.
If you are an international student who has successfully completed an LPC /BVC/ BPTC programme in England and Wales you are welcome to join the programme. Those whose first language is not English are required to have attained a recognised English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.
For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.
Months of entry
This LLM is a hybrid taught and research masters degree that will enable you to make a significant and measurable contribution to the body of legal knowledge in your chosen subject.
- Course available to study part time (1 year) enabling you to convert your existing qualification to a masters while in employment
- Teaching delivered in the School of Law's Redmonds Building
- Develop your academic skills including researching, writing and presenting
- Open to all LPC/BVC/BPTC qualified students and to members of the solicitors’ and barristers’ professions, regardless of the date of qualification
The programme is open to all LPC/BVC/BPTC qualified students and to members of the solicitors’ and barristers’ professions, regardless of the date of qualification.
In addition, the LLM in Legal Practice is a stand-alone qualification that will enhance your career prospects through the acquisition of vocationally relevant knowledge and skills, thereby leading to a more rounded appreciation and understanding of your chosen areas of expertise.
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Emquiries
- 0151 231 5090