Rapid globalisation has fostered the demand for professionals who can master the challenges of working in an environment where business meets law. Combining taught modules on legal and commercial topics, our online LLM opens many doors. With a strong focus on employability and the production of client-facing documentation, the Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice will equip you with practical skills you can take with you directly into the workplace.
Choose your specialisation:
Each specialisation combines online modules, research methods and related commercial topics. By studying one of our LLMs, you will be able to demonstrate your specialist knowledge to potential employers through your own dissertation on a specific area of current legal practice.
Intakes: January, July
Fees: £1,500 per module plus £2,500 for your dissertation, or £8,500 full prepayment
Duration: 18 months (up to 60 months)**
Specialisations: Conflict Resolution, Intellectual Property
You can study your specialisation over a period of up to five years: no attendance is required at our campuses as all of your studies will be carried out online. Please note your degree certificate will not state ‘distance learning.’
*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.
**This course can be completed in 18 months if the student has an accreditation of prior learning.
As an online student, you will benefit from our e-learning suite of resources:
Our LLM programmes are assessed by:
A choice of two optional modules from:
In addition you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of your own choice within the field of international commercial conflict resolution.
Choose two of the following optional modules:
In addition students will complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of their own choice within the field of international intellectual property practice.
For each of the modules, there will be a Module Assignment requiring completion of a series of drafting tasks, and also the completion and submission of a Portfolio Report in the subject area. The Research Methods module will be assessed by submission of a detailed written dissertation proposal. The dissertation is assessed by submission of the dissertation itself.
Please note that you cannot study more than 60 credits at any one time.
To be eligible to take up your place on our Online LLMs, you must comply with the following requirements:
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
The total course fees for each of our LLMs are £8,500.
If you wish to pay separately for each module, the fees are £2,500 for the dissertation and £1,500 for each of the other modules. You must complete all module study, and pass the Research Methods module, before commencing the dissertation.
If you are a continuing student on this earlier programme, please go to “All LLM students” on ELITE to find the booking form, and contact the i-LLM management team if you have any queries.
Please note that if you have started this earlier programme, due to differences in credits and the validation of the awards, you will not be able to book any of the modules from the new LLMs. However, all of the law subject areas covered by the modules in the new LLMs are also covered on your earlier version of the programme.