Taught course

Legal Practice Course

Institution
University of West London · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

- A qualifying law degree, usually 2:2 or above

- A Common Professional Examination/ Graduate Diploma in Law pass, usually with an average of at least 50%.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you interested in a career as a solicitor? Our LLM in Legal Practice incorporates the Legal Practice Course (LPC) which is the first stage of a solicitor’s professional training. In addition, you would take a Research Methodology module and prepare a dissertation to enhance the qualification to a Master’s award.

Career options

Successful completion of the LPC can lead to employment in a wide range of legal positions, from private practice, to areas such as local government, the Crown Prosecution Service, or the Government Legal Service, charities and in-house companies.

Course overview

You will start the course with a foundation week. Workshops introduce the course and the skills of interviewing and advising, legal writing and drafting, as well as professional conduct and taxation.

You will then start your stage one study, which runs from September to February. From March to June you will study stage two, as well as a Research Methodology module. In addition, you would write a 15,000 word dissertation on an area related to legal practice (over the summer studies period). On successful completion of stages one and two, you will have covered all of the compulsory professional elements necessary to qualify as a solicitor. To complete the LPC, you must pass stages one and two within five years.

Applicants for the full-time course must apply through www.lawcabs.ac.uk.

Applicants for the part-time course can apply on our website uwl.ac.uk.

Modules

Stage one Compulsory modules

- Criminal and Civil Litigation

- Property Law and Practice

- Business Law and Practice

- Professional Conduct and Regulation

- Wills and Administration of Estates

- Legal Skills – Advocacy, Interviewing and Advising, Drafting, Practical Legal Research and Writing

- Solicitors’ Accounts

- Taxation (taught and assessed in context).

Stage two Three optional vocational electives

- Advanced Litigation – Personal Injury

- Commercial Leases

- Employment Law and Practice

- Family Law and Practice

- Housing and Residential Landlord and Tenant Law

- Immigration Law and Practice.

- Vocational electives are subject to availability and demand.

Compulsory LLM modules

- Research Methodology

- Dissertation.

Information for international students

For more information please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Not Specified
International students
Not Specified

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Course Information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888