LLM Legal Practice Programmes

English law plays an important role in various areas of business, for example commercial transactions or resolving disputes between businesses in the UK or overseas. We offer a range of Master of Laws (LLM) programmes, specifically designed for non-law graduates who wish to specialise in a particular area of the law.





We are also currently developing a number of exciting new Master of Law programmes to commence in September 2019, including, but not limited to:

·         Legal Technology†

·         Corporate Governance

·         International Human Rights†

·         International Business Law† 

Award  Master of Laws (LLM)  
Location London Moorgate / Vienna**
Start date  w/c 4 March 2019 (London), w/c 11 March 2019 (Vienna**)
Course fees - London £8,500 (UK/EEA) / £11,500 (International) 
Course fees - Vienna
€17,000 (UK/EEA/International) 
Overview of course fees  Further information on course fees 
Already studied English law? Visit our Online LLM page** 


Each of these Masters programmes 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.        

Each of the programmes have been designed for non-law graduates, however we understand they 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 two online LLM courses designed for English law graduates, with a focus on conflict resolution (resolving business disputes) or intellectual property (involving copyright, patents and trademarks).


  • Get essential grounding in English law unlike other LLMs where prior legal training is required
  • Gain insight into the latest developments in your chosen area of law
  • Develop essential 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^.

*97% of our full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

** Conflict resolution option only available in Vienna

^Only Conflict Resolution and Intellectual Property options available online. Note this is a different course to the full-time option. See page for details.

Subject to programme approval

Full-time LLM entry requirements

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:

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 

Pre-sessional English Programme entry requirements

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto the course. Read more


Each course will deliver a Master's level insight into different aspects of your chosen specialist field. The programme will combine taught modules on key fundamental principles of English law, your chosen specialist area and related areas of the law, with a dissertation on an aspect of your specialist area of your own choice from a list of provided topics.


Each programme 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 Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

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 Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) 

Term 1:

  • English Legal System and Business Structures
  • English Law of Obligations

Term 2:

  • Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • Commercial Law and Practice

Term 3:

  • Professional Practice Dissertation

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


LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)

Term 1:

  • English Legal System and Business Structures
  • English Law of Obligations

Term 2:

  • Commercial Law and Practice
  • Optional module, choose from: 
    • Advanced Dispute Resolution
    • Banking and Debt Finance Law and Practice
    • Employment Law
    • Intellectual Property Law and 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 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.

The taught modules are delivered in terms 1 and 2 and consist of 9 three-hour workshops per module. Students will be expected to attend classes two days a week.

Webster Vienna Private University is also offering the Conflict Resolution programme with a compulsory induction at the beginning of the course. Students studying in Vienna will have three workshops in each module every three weeks on three consecutive days. 

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 (up to 6,000 words). 

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.  

Full-time LLM course dates


 LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)

 LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

 LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

London Moorgate w/c 4 March 2019 w/c 4 March 2019 w/c 4 March 2019
Webster Vienna Private University   w/c 11 March 2019  

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.

Detailed course dates


Full-time LLM fees

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

Further information about course fees and instalment options

Applications are open for our full-time LLM starting in October 2018 and March 2019.

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Thank you for registering your interest in our Master of Laws (LLM) programmes. We will keep you up to date with the development of our future programmes.

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