Applicants to the programme must have a prior legal vocational qualification, such as the LPC/BPTC or their equivalent.
The legal vocational qualification should normally have been obtained within 5 years of commencement of the LLM (Legal Practice), but currency can be maintained either through continued work in legal practice as a solicitor or barrister or through teaching on a legal professional training course.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently in a self-directed way. As a significant part of the programme involves the application of academic research skills, students will be required to think critically, deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and evaluate research including current problems and/or new insights.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
Months of entry
Our LLM in Legal Practice enables professional qualified graduates from England and Wales, or those with a common law heritage, to convert their professional law qualification into a masters degree. Examples of these include PG Dip in Legal Practice, LPC (Legal Practice Course), BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course).
The course structure recognises professional achievement and experience. Is designed so that you can study alongside your legal career. The course is ideal for:
- practising lawyers
- those about to enter the legal profession.
Information for international students
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
Fees and funding
Financial support and scholarships
For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time13 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848