Professional Practice (Top-up)

University of Wolverhampton

12 months
2134 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Professional Practice (Top-up) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton will provide you with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of an area of chosen legal interest. It will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking whilst developing an advanced knowledge and ability to analyse your selected specialist area of law directly.


The Professional Practice (Top-up) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is suitable for qualified solicitors and barristers who are looking to enhance their career prospects. It is also suitable for students who have completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course (formerly the Bar Vocational Course) but have not yet secured a training contract or pupillage.

Potential Career Paths

  • The LLM top-up will enhance the career prospects of those already working in legal practice as well as those who have not yet secured a training contract
  • Upon completion of the course you could also consider further study at MPhil/PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation

The module enables the student to undertake a detailed study of a clearly defined legal topic, issue or problem. 

During the research process the student will increase their knowledge of the area and develop a greater critical awareness. 

Completion of the module will enhance the ability to write academically and to present such findings in an appropriate form.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed the Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course or the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in Hong Kong (PCLL) or equivalent Professional Legal Qualification. 
  • Alternatively, legal professionals who undertook the former Law Society Final Examinations or Bar Vocational Course are also eligible for the course. 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2134 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2134 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


  • Postgraduate Loans
    • Professional and Career Development Loan
    • Charitable Funding
    • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount
    • Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Professional Practice (Top-up)
University of Wolverhampton