Taught course

LLM (Exempting)

University of Huddersfield · University of Huddersfield Law School

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2:2 or above).

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide adequate evidence of English language competence. This normally means having achieved at least an average of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.

As this course satisfies the academic stage requirements for the solicitor and barrister professional qualification, students who complete the course will usually be able to progress to the vocational stage of training for solicitors or barristers. Full details of the vocational stage of training requirements are on the SRA’s website (for solicitors) and the Bar Standards Board (for barristers). This includes degree classification requirements for entry onto the Bar Professional Training Course and character and suitability requirements for entry to either profession.

Students should be aware that both the Bar Standards Board and the SRA are in the process of reviewing their current education and qualification requirements and students are advised to check the BSB and SRA websites www.sra.org.uk and www.barstandardsboard.org.uk for updates.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board and is ideal for non-law graduates who want to progress towards qualification as a solicitor or barrister. It is also relevant to a range of careers, including but not limited to, roles in local government, management, the NHS, accountancy and banking.

You will study the English Legal System plus Criminal Law, Law of Contract, Tort, Public Law, Land Law, Equity and Law of the EU. You will also engage in a research project, providing an opportunity for you to investigate an area of interest from a list of topics or one identified by your employer to further your work.

Alternatively, the LLM (Exempting) degree would act as a springboard should you intend to pursue a PhD.

Fees and funding

In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £7,500.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions (M142)
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