Taught course

Legal Practice (Top-up)

University of West London · School of Law and Criminology

Entry requirements

This masters course is designed to provide a Masters degree for: - Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) - Graduates of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (formerly the Bar Vocational Course) - Practising solicitors who have undertaken the former Law Society's Solicitors Final Examinations - Practising barristers who have undertaken the former Bar Final examinations. - Foreign qualified lawyers admitted to practice in England or Wales International entry requirements: International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 7.0 or above or equivalent. For further information visit our website www.uwl.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you are a graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) or a practising solicitor looking to specialise further, this course will enable you to 'top up' your education to a Masters degree level. The course provides practice-relevant study on aspects of substantive law or legal practice and enables you to develop the analytical and research skills necessary to write a detailed piece of research relevant to law practice.

The course will be assessed by dissertation and you can choose to complete this either by undertaking an extended piece of research or a self-directed work-based learning portfolio. This will enable working lawyers to critically reflect on their own legal practice throughout the course.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school.

Information for international students

We recognise many qualifications from overseas. Contact the International office for advice and guidance on acceptable equivalent qualifications via email int.app@uwl.ac.uk

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    September and February start

Course contact details

University of West London
+44 (0)20 8579 5000 / 0800 036 8888