Taught course

Master of Laws Professional Legal Practice LLM

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

Please refer to our website : https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/master-of-laws-professional-legal-practice-dtfplp6/

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you a law graduate, or have you done a GDL or CPE, and want to train to work in professional legal practice? We can help you transition from the classroom to the courtroom.

Our LLM Professional Legal Practice course aims to develop the academic and legal knowledge required for the SQE assessment and professional practice.

This course has been designed to build and develop your legal knowledge. It will prepare you for the assessment methods used in the Solicitors Qualifying Exam 1 through integrated preparation modules. It also lays the foundations to help you achieve your employment goals and go on to take the Solicitors Qualifying Exam 2. We will be running a SQE 2 course from September 2023 to prepare you for the second assessment.

The programme will provide knowledge of how the law is applied in practice. In addition to this, it will also provide you with a critical understanding of how to respond professionally to different legal scenarios. You will be expected to think creatively and understand how to interpret and use legal rules to support arguments.

The final dissertation module will allow you to focus your interests through your chosen topic area. You will further develop techniques used in academic research and the professional skills needed for practice. It will improve your ability to undertake effective legal research and further your analytical and reflection skills in practice and policy. You will be encouraged to reflect on your progress and application of legal professional values and ethics throughout the programme.

In addition to achieving a Master’s degree in Law, you will also have the opportunity to enhance your profile and experience by gaining an internationally recognised LLM qualification. In an increasingly competitive market, this offers you the means to set yourself apart from other graduates and enhance your future employability.

There will also be the opportunity to work with legal advice agencies. This will allow you to experience working on real legal cases and work with professionals to tackle legal issues.

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Information for international students

Please refer to our website : https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/master-of-laws-professional-legal-practice-dtfplp6/

Fees and funding

Please refer to our website : https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/master-of-laws-professional-legal-practice-dtfplp6/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Applicant Services
Email
bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk