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  • 13 months
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The LLM in Legal Practice programme at Oxford Brookes University recognises professional achievement and experience, and is designed to be taken alongside a legal career. 

About

It is designed for solicitors, barristers, those about to enter the legal profession, and practising lawyers.

The LLM in Legal Practice enables professional qualified graduates from England and Wales, and other jurisdictions with a common law heritage, to convert their PG Dip in Legal Practice, LPC (Legal Practice Course), BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) or other professional law qualification into a masters degree.

Career opportunities

This LLM in Legal Practice programme at Oxford Brookes University 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 included:

  • Advanced Legal Research Methods (ALRM). This module aims to provide the research, and writing skills necessary 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 the students for the dissertation that each student has to complete on an area of law in practice. 
  • Dissertation module which 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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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 LL.M (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. As a significant part of the programme involves the application of academic research skills, students will be required to think critically, deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and evaluate research including current problems and/or new insights.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    4680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4680 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3240 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
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Funding

The primary purpose of the University’s Financial Aid Fund is to relieve financial hardship which might impact on a student’s participation in higher education at Oxford Brookes and to help them remain at the University.

Students should be aware that the Fund is intended to act as a safety net for those in financial difficulty rather than their main source of income.

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