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  • LLM Legal Practice programmes

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    English law plays an important role in conflict resolution (involving disputes between businesses) and commercial transactions in global business, no matter where the dispute arises or the parties are based.  We have launched two new full-time Master of Laws (LLM) programmes, specifically designed for non-law graduates:

    • LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) 
    • LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

    Each of our LLM programmes offer an internationally recognised Master’s award. This course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of either Conflict Resolution (which involves disputes between businesses) or Intellectual Property (including copyright, patents and trademarks).

    You’ll be taught by qualified legal experts in workshop style, with high levels of contact time. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLMs will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.        

    This programme has been designed for non-law graduates, however we understand it may still appeal to those with an academic grounding in English law who are looking to enhance their skills or specialise in the relevant areas. In that case we welcome your application but would encourage you to contact our admissions team to discuss your options and the likelihood of repeat study. We offer an online version of the same LLMs designed for English law graduates. You can also find details regarding the modules and learning outcomes in the Course Content section of this page.


    Why study our LLMs?


    • Get essential grounding in English law unlike other LLMs where prior legal training is required

    • Gain insight into the latest developments in conflict resolution or intellectual property law

    • Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research to determine client-focused solutions

    • Focus on legal practice, rather than theory, looking at issues in realistic, client-based contexts 

    • Study in the centre of the city and receive high quality teaching and support from qualified lawyers with practical experience

    • You could be eligible for a SLC Postgraduate Loan

    • Access award winning careers support as soon as you accept your place

    Already have a degree or diploma in English law? Want to study online? Refer to our Online LLMs.

    * 96% of our full-time 2015/16 and accelerated 2016/16 LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

    • To be eligible to take up your place on our LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:

      • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
      • While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course.
      • Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
      If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:


      A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. Providers that we recommend you contact are:

      LLMs 
      IELTS (academic) Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0
      ISE III (Trinity College London) Pass in all four components
      Pearsons (academic) Score of 58 with no one component below 51
      Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015) Overall 176 with no one component below 169
      Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components
      Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components
      Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015) Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components

      Failure to comply with these eligibility requirements means that The University of Law will have no option but to cancel your place on the course. It is important you check out any queries before you apply. 

      The University of Law fully complies with equal opportunities legislation and actively encourages diversity within the legal profession. Our admissions process acts fairly and aims to enable students to make the best use of their talents. You are encouraged to tell us about any special requirements at the earliest opportunity. This will allow us to discuss how we may go about meeting your requirements.

      Visa requirements 
      Further information for visa students 

    • The course will deliver a Master's level insight into different aspects of your chosen specialist field: conflict resolution or intellectual property law. The programme will combine taught modules on key fundamental principles of English law, dispute resolution/intellectual property and related commercial topics, with a dissertation on an aspect of your specialist area of your own choice from a list of provided topics.

      What skills and experience will I gain?

      • An understanding of key principles of the English legal system, with an emphasis on conflict resolution in a commercial context or intellectual property rights
      • Experience in conducting legal research; legal writing and presenting of research findings
      • Research skills and reflection on current developments within the law
      • Analysis of the law and application to a range of commercial problems to determine client- focused solutions

      The course is completed in one year with all modules compulsory. All taught modules are worth 30 credits each and the dissertation is worth 40 credits. There is also a 20 credit self-study research methods module to help you get ready to write your dissertation

      LLM Conflict Resolution modules

      Term 1:
      • English Legal System and Business Structures 
      • English Law of Obligations

      Term 2:
      • Advanced Dispute Resolution Law & Practice
      • Commercial Law & Practice
      Term 3:
      • Professional Practice Dissertation

      Students will also complete the self-study research methods module during terms 1 and 2.

      LLM Intellectual Property modules

      Term 1:
      • English Legal System and Business Structures
      • English Law of Obligations

      Term 2:
      • Intellectual Property Law & Practice
      • Commercial Law & Practice
      Term 3:
      • Professional Practice Dissertation

      Students will also complete the self-study research methods module during terms 1 and 2. 

    • The course is delivered through full time attendance at our London Moorgate campus or Webster Vienna Private University (Conflict Resolution option only) over one year, divided into three terms. There is a compulsory induction at the beginning of the course which will be held at our London Moorgate campus or Webster Vienna Private University.

      The taught modules are delivered in terms 1 and 2 and consist of 9 three-hour workshops per module. London Moorgate students will be expected to attend classes two days a week. Students studying in Vienna will have three workshops in each module every three weeks on three consecutive days. This class contact time is combined with online materials and multiple choice self-test questions ("Test & Feedback"), together with self-study from manuals and textbooks. The learning model is based around practical application of English law in practice, undertaking activities in the workshops to develop both knowledge and key skills.

      The dissertation is undertaken in Term 3. The research module and all taught modules must have been completed before students begin their dissertation.

      Course assessment


      The taught modules are each assessed by a written coursework assignment (6,000 words each). 

      The professional practice dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a dissertation (7,500 words). The professional practice dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of legal practice related to conflict resolution or intellectual property. It is supported by an online study unit on research methods. 


    • LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)
       Location
       Full-time
       London Moorgate

       w/c 5 March 2018

      w/c 1 October 2018

      Webster Vienna Private University 

      w/c 15 October 2018  




      LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)
      Location 
       Full -time
      London Moorgate

       w/c 5 March 2018

      w/c 1 October 2018


      Students are required to attend a compulsory one day induction at the start of the course at our London Moorgate campus or Webster Vienna Private University. 

    • LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

       Location Total Course Payable
      London Moorgate £8,500 (UK/EEA students)
      £11,500 (International)
      Webster Vienna Private University EUR 17,000 (UK/EEA/International)

      LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

      Location Total Course Payable 
      London Moorgate £8,500 (UK/EEA students)
      £11,500 (International)

      Further information about course fees and instalment options

    • Applications are open for March and October 2018 starts.

      Apply now

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