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Legal Practice, LL.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Legal Practice of London Metropolitan University aims to prepare you for employment as a trainee solicitor and to provide you with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor.

About

Legal Practice of London Metropolitan University offers you an opportunity to extend your research in an area of interest within legal practice, through a research module and a dissertation. This course can be studied full-time or part-time (in the day or in the evening).

If you have, you can apply for prior learning credit on our course, providing you with an opportunity to qualify as a solicitor (subject to obtaining a training contract) by undertaking a portion of the regular LLM in Legal Practice. In this way you can complete our LLLM within one year (part-time), with a degree of flexibility regarding class times.

Students who have successfully completed the BVC/BPTC are eligible to apply for exemption from attendance and assessment in the following subjects and skills which are part of the LLM: Litigation; advocacy; drafting; practical legal research (BVC graduates only) and two of the three vocational electives.

After the course:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) qualifies you to enter into a training contract with a firm of solicitors or an in-house legal department. The LLM in Legal Practice further enhances your employment prospects. The course also provides a good grounding for practice as a paralegal, in local or health authorities, in local or central government, in commerce either in company secretarial/governance/ regulatory areas or if you aspire to being on a board of directors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advocacy Skills
  • Business Law and Practice 
  • Drafting Skills 
  • Legal Practice Dissertation 
  • Legal Research Methodology 
  • Legal Writing Skills 
  • Litigation 
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation 
  • Property Law and Practice 
  • Research Skills 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a qualifying law degree (awarded by a Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) approved provider), with at least second class honours. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge: Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part Time:

UK / EU:  £6,325 per year 

International: £6,325 per year 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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