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Legal Practice (Distance learning)

Nottingham Trent University

4 months
2320 GBP/year
2320 GBP/year
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Nottingham Trent University provides an Legal Practice (Distance learning) award through distance learning to “top-up” professional legal qualifications or experience.


The Legal Practice (Distance learning) 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
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We would recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    2320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2320 GBP per year during 4 months.
  • National

    2320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2320 GBP per year during 4 months.


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