Taught course

Advanced Legal Practice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have successfully completed the Law Society Finals Examination, Legal Practice Programme, Bar Finals Programme, Bar Vocational Course/Bar Professional Training Course or their equivalent; or have enrolled on Northumbria's Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), and be expected to successfully complete either the BPTC/LPC within before they can be awarded the LLM Advanced Legal Practice.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM Advanced Legal Practice course will allow you to undertake an in-depth study of a specialised legal topic under the supervision of one of our dedicated teaching team.

You will also develop your skills in legal research and the coherent presentation of this research in written format.

Designed for qualified lawyers, solicitors, barristers and those with an equivalent qualification, this course is delivered via distance learning across a one to two year period, allowing you to study at times convenient to you.

Applicants must successfully have completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or equivalent. This course is also open to those who are currently completing their legal qualification at Northumbria University.

Are you a qualified lawyer who would like to develop your knowledge in a specialist area of law? If so, this course could be for you.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0)191 227 4453