Taught course

The Master of Laws Legal Practice Top-Up

University of Derby · Department of Criminology and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need: - A good honours degree or relevant experience. - If your first language is not English you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 7).


Months of entry


Course content

This Legal Practice top up is part of the Derby LLM programme.

It allows you to make a real impact in the job market and top up your LPC to an LLM in Legal Practice.

This LLM (Legal Practice) course builds on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) you’ll already have completed or be working towards completing. It offers you the ultimate in flexibility – the chance to undertake a dissertation in a subject of your choosing.

You will start out by studying either the Legal Scholarship double module or the Applied Research in Criminal Justice Systems and Comparative Jurisprudence modules. These build on the practical legal research skills you’ll have learned during the LPC. Life in legal practice involves using research skills on an almost daily basis and the chance to develop these skills in both a practical and academic context is invaluable. These modules will also fully prepare you for your independent study during the final masters stage.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for the latest information regarding fees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0) 1332 591 896