Taught course

Professional Practice (Top-up)

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

Typical students entering onto the LLM in Professional 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

September

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

How will you be taught?

You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops designed to develop skills of legal research and supervisory tutorials. These are delivered both on campus and on line through the University Virtual Learning Environment.

Students are appointed a supervisor at the beginning of their studies who will provide ongoing support throughout both modules.

In addition to the formal scheduled delivery of the Course you will have the opportunity to engage fully in the life of the School of Law including attending and participating in research seminars and conferences.

Where could it take you?

This course could be your stepping stone into a new area of law, or enhance your career options by gaining more in-depth knowledge in your current specialism.

It’s also an opportunity to explore an academic career route - allowing you to move from practice to research. It will prepare you for PhD research and could lead to roles in academia.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
bill.davies@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542781