Taught course

Advanced Legal Practice

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

The LLM in Advanced Legal Practice is an innovative masters programme designed especially for those who are qualified solicitors or barristers. Building upon legal qualification on completion of the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course (or an accepted international equivalent), the programme provides the ideal opportunity for professional development in a specialist area of law

Months of entry

October

Course content

Northumbria has an enviable reputation for its practical, innovative LLM programmes, which are accessible to a wide range of professionals.

The LLM in Advanced Legal Practice is an innovative masters programme designed especially for those who are qualified solicitors or barristers. Building upon legal qualification on completion of the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course (or an accepted international equivalent), the programme provides the ideal opportunity for professional development in a specialist area of law. Candidates are expected to undertake in-depth study of an agreed legal topic under individual tutor supervision.

The programme commences in October each year and is delivered via distance learning. Whilst it is normally of two years duration, the programme can be completed within 12 months with hard work.

Students begin the programme by completing a Legal Research and Study Skills unit designed to update their writing and research skills. The remainder of the programme requires students to complete a project of between 15,000 - 17,000 words. The project must concentrate on the law in England and Wales, but providing there is an appropriate tutor available to supervise it the project can include a comparative study of international legal jurisdictions.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration

LLM

distance learning
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
et.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 227 4453