Legal Practice

Nottingham Trent University

LL.M. Online
24 months
2270 GBP/year
2270 GBP/year
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Nottingham Trent University provides an Legal Practice LLM (Masters in Law) award through distance learning to “top-up” professional legal qualifications or experience.


The LLM Legal Practice DL from Nottingham Trent University is available to individuals who have either undertaken and passed the UK Legal Practice Course (LPC), the Bar Professional Practice Course (BPTC), their precursors, equivalent professional certifications in non-UK jurisdictions, or the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme certification (QLTS).

The course will also count Acquired Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), which in this case must be no less than 2 years verified professional experience as a qualified legal professional which can account for two-thirds of the LLM.  Students will then 'top up' these credit points with a dissertation or article, studied and completed by distance learning, to gain the LLM degree. APEL accreditation is awarded solely at the discretion of the Course Leader.

Careers and employability

This course will demonstrate your academic ability and showcase your knowledge of more specialised aspects of legal practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Online Induction
  • Dissertation
  • Article

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits



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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have successfully completed either the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), their precursors, or equivalent.
  • Applications from members of other legal professions will also be considered with proof of a professional qualification.
  • Applicants with Accredited Prior Experiential Learning of at least two years of verifiable legal professional experience (a form will be provided upon request).
  • Applications by legal professionals from other jurisdictions with non-UK legal professional qualifications equivalent to the LPC or BPTC or verifiable APEL.
  • Applicants who have been certified by the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2270 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2270 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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