- March 2017
- 2 years
- For more information about our instalment plans or funding options, please fill in the enquiry form on the right.
The i-LLM LPC is ideal for those seeking a flexible pathway to a career in law, while at the same time receiving online support and personalised feedback, with minimal campus attendance required.
This programme will help you develop the critical skills which law firms seek through face-to-face teaching in small group workshops led by qualified and experienced lawyers.
You can even tailor your studies to suit your career ambitions, with an unparalleled choice of 18 professional electives which will determine the final award you receive. If you study three international electives, you’ll attain the LLM in International Legal Practice LPC, reflecting your expertise in international corporate practice. With any other combination of electives, you’ll be awarded the LLM in Legal Practice LPC, specialising in general commercial, or legal aid practice.
Whichever electives you select, you will gain the advanced knowledge and practical skills vital for entering into employment as a fully qualified legal professional.
You’ll also benefit from an extensive range of online learning resources and personal guidance from our tutors, who are available in person, by phone, or via e-mail.
Thanks to a wealth of online learning tools, attending a University of Law centre on a regular weekly basis is not necessary. However, you will need to submit work to your supervisors every 10 days and attendance is required for assessments. At the start of the programme you will also be required to attend so that you can get to know your colleagues and tutors before the online support begins.
Experience independent study which reflects life as a trainee solicitor with a focus on research, preparation, and 1:1 supervision
- Gain access to the same world-class learning materials used on other LLM LPC courses, including unique i-Tutorials and webinars
- Develop the key skills you’ll use in practice such as legal research, writing, and drafting
- Build valuable academic and professional networks with fellow students
- Course structure allows you to build portfolios of work to support your job applications and help you to stand out from the crowd
- The flexible study option allows you to spread the cost of your training, making it easier to fund your studies
The course is made up of two stages.
- Core practice areas
- Additional areas
- Professional electives
- Course assessment
Core practice areas
Students can choose to focus on international corporate practice, or general commercial/legal aid practice through their choice of Stage 2 electives. However, the core practice areas are compulsory for all students.
- Business law and practice
- Civil and criminal litigation
- Property law and practice
- Interviewing and advising
- Practical legal research
- Problem solving and IT
- Writing and drafting
- Professional conduct and regulation
- Wills and administration of estates
In Stage 2 of the LLM LPC, you will study three professional electives from a choice of 18 options – which represents a wider selection than any other law school. Once you’ve commenced your studies, you’ll have the chance to discuss the available options with course tutors. LLM LPC+ students will be advised by their firm as to which electives to take.
- Advanced criminal practice
- Advanced property practice
- Commercial dispute resolution
- Housing law
- Immigration law and practice
- Insurance law
- International arbitration
- International capital markets
- International commercial law
- International competition law
- International intellectual property
- International joint ventures
- International mergers and acquisitions
- International public companies
- Personal injury and clinical negligence litigation
- Private client
The course is assessed by a variety of assessment methods including open book examinations and coursework, which includes a Professional Practice Dissertation, and oral skills role-plays.
What is a Professional Practice Dissertation?
To complete your LLM LPC you will need to complete a Professional Practice Dissertation which gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills required for continuing your professional development. You will need to select a suitable practice-focused subject and submit a title and plan of your proposed dissertation for approval by the University.
UK entry requirements
To be eligible to take up your place on our I-LLM LPC, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- Generally a minimum of an actual or predicted second class honours law degree, a Qualifying Law Degree, or GDL/CPE*
- Academic or other references
*For more information, please fill out the enquiry form on the right.
International entry requirements
In addition to the above, non-EEA students will also require a visa covering the full duration of your course. For more information about visa requirements, please fill out the enquiry form on the right.
English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.