Taught course

Professional Practice (Top-up)

University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts

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Entry requirements

Typical students entering onto the LLM in Legal Practice (Top-Up) will have passed either the:

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC); or
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC); or
  • Equivalent post graduate diploma legal practice qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for practising legal professionals. Allowing you to top-up your existing legal qualifications to a full Master’s degree.

At Worcester we'll support you to deepen your legal knowledge within your current specialism, or you can choose to branch out into a new area of the law. You’ll learn about research methods, then apply this to plan and write a dissertation.

All of which will help you stand out from the competition in your legal career.

Key features

  • You'll receive expert guidance on a legal research topic of your choice from experienced legal academics and professionals
  • Top-up your Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to a full Master’s degree
  • Flexibly delivered part-time over 12 months, through a combination of face-to-face sessions and online learning
  • The opportunity to engage fully in the life of the School of Law including attending and participating in research seminars and conferences

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office