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Legal Practice (Top-Up), LL.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 7 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Legal Practice (Top-Up) programme at Anglia Ruskin University will give you training in research skills that will prove invaluable in your future career, and a dedicated supervisor for advice and support.

About

If you’ve completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, or you’re a practising solicitor or barrister who has taken the former Law Society Final Examinations or BVC, the  Legal Practice (Top-Up) programme at Anglia Ruskin University will top up your qualification to an LLM Legal Practice.

If you’re an overseas lawyer then, subject to taking the Qualified Lawyers' Transfer Scheme (QLTS/QLTT) and/or gaining university accreditation of prior learning and experience, you could also be eligible to apply.

There are two study days on campus, but at other times you'll work independently with support from a dedicated supervisor. Your supervisor will help you to develop your research proposal or hypothesis, discuss your methodology (including ethics clearance) and act as a mentor throughout your time with us.

Careers

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of your chosen area of legal practice to use in your future career, and teach you vital research skills that are in great demand in the legal profession and beyond.

Programme Structure

Assessment
  • You’ll demonstrate your understanding of your chosen research area through a 15,000-word dissertation, which you’ll normally submit in early may if you study full-time, or end of September if you study part-time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 7 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class 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

  • Entry is admission with 120 credits at Level 7. The credits may be obtained by:a) a pass in the Legal Practice Course from a UK University or other authorised provider; b) a pass in the Law Society Final Examination and completion of a minimum of one year of a training contract; c) a pass in the Bar Professional Training Course or Bar Vocational Course from a UK University or other authorised provider. Applicants must also provide a satisfactory research proposal with their application.
  • A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5400 GBP per year and a duration of 7 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 GBP per year and a duration of 7 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 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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