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.

Award Master of Laws (LLM)
Location London Moorgate
Start date October 2019
Course fees- London £8,750 (UK/EEA)
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Already studied English law? Visit our Online LLM page**

Our Courses

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

Our LLMs** will also be available at our first international campus in Hong Kong, where classes will commence from October 2019. Discover more about studying with us in Hong Kong by registering your interest today > 

Who is this course for?

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).

Why study our LLMs?

  • Get essential grounding in English law unlike other LLMs where prior legal training is required
  • Gain insight into the latest developmentsin your chosen area of law
  • Develop essential skillsin 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 teachingand support from qualified lawyers with practical experience
  • You could be eligiblefor a SLC Postgraduate Loan
  • Access award winning careers supportas 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.

**The University of Law is currently seeking registration under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493 for the Legal Practice (Commercial Law, Conflict Resolution and Intellectual Property).

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

New LLMs (Master's in Law) entry requirements  

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

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
  • We recommend that you consider our MA courses if you do not already possess a bachelor's degree in law. 
  • 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.
LLMs (Legal Practice Programmes) entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our LLMs (Legal Practice Course), 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.
  • 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 

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

Important notice

You are advised to make your own enquiries with any professional bodies to which you may seek admission, to determine whether you will meet all their requirements, including academic, character and suitability requirements. The University cannot be held responsible for any decisions subsequently taken by a professional body concerning these requirements.

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.

Modules

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
  • Choice of:
    • Intellectual Property Law 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 (Intellectual Property) 

Term 1:

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

Term 2:

  • Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • Choice of:
    • Advanced Dispute Resolution 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
  • Choice of:  
    • Intellectual Property Law and Practice 
    • Advanced Dispute Resolution 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.

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

 Location

 LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)

 LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

 LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

London Moorgate October 2019 October 2019 October 2019

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


Detailed course dates

Full-time LLM fees

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

Further information about course fees and instalment options

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