Legal Practice

Staffordshire University

12 months
12300 GBP/year
12300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The LL.M. in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further afield.The LLM routes combine the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course with a tutor guided research project, giving you a full Master if Law degree in Legal Practice.


The Legal Practice course from Staffordshire University is the vocational stage of the route to qualifying as a solicitor and prepares students through practical assessment for the legal profession. Students learn how to apply academic aspects of law into real life scenarios. The Masters degree in Legal Practice covers the requirement of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) route to becoming a solicitor and in addition, you can specialise in an area of interest through research and a dissertation. 

It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the LLM Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. There is also the top-up option for those who have already completed their LPC and would like to complete the Masters stage.


We provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.

We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during your time with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work more effectively as paralegals until the start of their training contract.

Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Property Law and Practice
  • Litigation
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Writing Skills
  • Drafting Skills
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Practical Legal Research Skills
  • Professional Conduct And Regulation
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Wills And Administration Of Estates (Assessed Within The Context Of Writing Skills)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Part-time - 31 August 2020
  • Part-time, top-up, distance learning - 14 September 2020
  • Part-time, blended learning - 21 October 2020




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Qualifying Law Degree as defined by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

  • All Full-time LPC applications are administered by Lawcabs. You will need to register with the Central Applications Board or email: 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-time, September start and blended learning: EU/EEA - To be confirmed
  • Part-time, top-up, distance learning, September start: EU/EEA - £1,020 per year 


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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Legal Practice
Staffordshire University