Legal Practice

Oxford Brookes University

LL.M. Online
13 months
4780 GBP/year
3310 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Legal Practice programme at the Oxford Brookes University enables professional qualified graduates from England and Wales, or those with a common law heritage, to convert their professional law qualification into a masters degree.


The Legal Practice programme at the Oxford Brookes University structure recognises professional achievement and experience. Is designed so that you can study alongside your legal career. The course is ideal for:

  • solicitors
  • barristers
  • practising lawyers
  • those about to enter the legal profession

This is an established course and we welcome participation from common-law lawyers across the globe. Including those working in small jurisdictions. This cosmopolitan ethos is reflected in our community of international students and staff.

Career prospects

This programme is aimed primarily at those who are already in legal practice, although in some cases students are permitted to begin the course alongside the start of their legal career. 

As such, students are drawn from, and continue to progress in, a wide range of legal professions, including English solicitors and barristers, Pakistani advocates, Bahamian counsel and advocates, and Seychellian attorneys-at-law, as well as university lecturers in legal practice. 

Some students run their own legal practice, in partnership, or are fee-earners, but we have also welcomed in-house counsel working, for instance, in international finance. As a part-time course requiring reflection on professional practice, our normal expectation is that applicants will be in full-time professional employment during the course.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Advanced Legal Research Methods (ALRM)
This module aims to provide the research and writing skills needed to engage with legal research at an advanced level. This includes research design, searching for relevant sources and materials, legal referencing and citation skills. It prepares you for the dissertation you will complete on an area of law in practice. 
  • Dissertation module
This module consists of researching and writing a dissertation of up to 12,000 words on the agreed area of legal practice set out in the research project. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines





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

  • Applicants to the programme must have a prior legal vocational qualification, such as the LPC/BPTC or their equivalent.
  • The legal vocational qualification should normally have been obtained within 5 years of commencement of the LLM (Legal Practice), but currency can be maintained either through continued work in legal practice as a solicitor or barrister or through teaching on a legal professional training course.
  • Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently in a self-directed way. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4780 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3310 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.


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Legal Practice
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