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Online Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice

  • January, July
  • 1 year standard (up to 5 years)
  • £1,500 per module (dissertation £2,500) or £8,500 full prepayment

For more information about our instalment plans or funding options, please fill in the enquiry form on the right.

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The LLM in Legal Practice is designed to meet the market demand for specialised knowledge of the law in the fields of Conflict Resolution and Intellectual Property. This course is designed for practicing lawyers, law graduates, and non-law graduates looking to gain the most up-to-date knowledge of the law in practice required to succeed in today’s global business environment.

Career directions

The online Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice is a world-renowned legal qualification that comprehensively equips graduates with advanced academic knowledge of the law, applicable across international career paths in public, private, legal and commercial sectors.

Graduates of the LLM will have rigorously prepared to engage at a high-level in job positions within the fields of law, business, diplomacy, and a broad selection of fields of employment that require specialist knowledge of either conflict resolution or intellectual property.

Graduates undertaking the LLM in Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) will have the opportunity to gain substantial knowledge and practice in negotiation and arbitration that can be applied across a diverse range of careers including, but not limited to, the fields of human rights, family law, media relations, and corporate counsel. Skills in conflict resolution are some of the most transferrable and professionally marketable.

Those graduates electing for the LLM in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) will have the opportunity to gain substantial skills in the legal fields of international patent, trademark, and copyright protection that can be applied across a specialised range of careers including, but not limited to, product law litigation, corporate brand management, new technology acquisition, and artistic works copyright protection.

Why study an online LLM with The University of Law?

  • Specialise in conflict resolution or intellectual property law to meet the demand for today’s legal market. Maximise your understanding of the law in practice through detailed portfolio development and real-world case study assignments.
  • Complete your LLM online in one year, or choose to extend your studies for up to five years.
  • Finance your studies with ease with our pay as you study payment plan - £1500 per module, plus £2500 for your dissertation. Access a competitive selection of funding options and bursaries available for UK and international students.
  • Experience dedicated tutor feedback, robust student support, and built-in communication touch points via video and discussion forums.
  • Utilise a rich library of industry-leading multimedia course materials, HD videos, revision applications and e-books, all developed by legal and business professionals with extensive industry experience and globally respected credentials.
  • Optimise your learning with 24/7 access to our award-winning online learning platform and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments

The University of Law is a world-leading professional law school with a history that dates back to 1876. With the UK’s largest current alumni network, The University has shaped the careers of some of today’s top legal minds and industry leaders.

With a high success rate in employability, we continue to be a global market leader. In 2015, more of our graduates secured training contracts than any other law school.

The University has a long-standing reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, so our students learn to think like a lawyer from day one. Our history, powerful global connections, and focus on employability make us a leading professional law school. In the UK alone, we are the preferred training provider for top law firms all over the country. Our staff of over 250 tutors are qualified lawyers who are passionate about teaching law.

Why ULaw?

  • The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education, training lawyers since 1876.
  • Gain up-to-date knowledge of the law in practice from experienced solicitors, barristers, and judges who make up our staff of over 250 tutors.
  • Join over 60,000 graduates as a member of one of the largest and most prestigious alumni networks in the world.
  • Explore career opportunities with our extensive JobSearch database and access our award-winning StEP employability programme.
  • We work with leading law firms - 90 of the top 100 UK law firms
  • High level of student-to-tutor contact time
  • Ranked number one for student satisfaction by the National Student Survey 2016, in the areas of learning resources, academic support, and organisational management
  • Access to the UK’s largest combined University law scholarship, awards, and bursaries fund - £600,000 available for 2016/17 courses
  • In 2015, more graduates from The University of Law secured training contracts than any other law school
  • In 2014, over 2,400 ULaw graduates secured training contracts, which was almost 1,000 more than our nearest competitor
  • The University of Law is an internationally recognised leader in the field of law, and is renowned for their expertise, experience and employability. In fact, 97% of ULaw’s LPC graduates were employed within 9 months.
  • Pioneering courses such as our specialised LLMs are developed in partnership with major law firms and aligned with the demands of today’s employers
  • We have the largest mentoring programme of our kind, with over 600 practicing lawyers who bring a wealth of experience

LLM in Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)


  • Compulsory Modules (30 credits each):
    • International Dispute Resolution Practice
    • Research Methods Module
  • A choice of two optional modules from (30 credits each):
    • International Intellectual Property Practice
    • International Commercial Law & Practice
    • International Competition/Anti-Trust Law & Practice
    • International Joint Ventures Law & Practice

In addition students must complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of conflict resolution law of their choice.

LLM in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)


  • Compulsory Modules (30 credits each):
    • International Intellectual Property Practice
    • Research Methods Module 
  • A choice of two optional modules from (30 credits each): 
    • International Dispute Resolution Practice
    • International Commercial Law & Practice
    • International Competition/Anti-Trust Practice
    • International Joint Ventures

In additions students must complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of intellectual property law of their choice.

Academic entry requirements

UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2.2 or above, or its equivalent

English entry requirements

English language equivalent of IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loans Schemeread more

The Student Loans Company are launching a new form of support that will be available to postgraduate students from September 2016 onwards. Students will need to meet the personal and course eligibility to qualify for this support. Please note that some of the courses running at the University of Law will not qualify for this support in September 2016.

Loan highlights
  • Loan of up to £10,000 for FT study (£5000 per annum for a PT course up to a maximum of two years).
  • Not means tested so the loan amount awarded is not dependant on current earnings.
  • Once in a lifetime loan that will only be awarded once to an Individual person.
  • The loan is a contribution towards overall costs (not earmarked for fees or living costs).
  • Loan funds are paid directly to the student in 3 instalments per academic year (payments at start of academic year (AY) then usually at the end of January and April).
  • Repayment only required once the student starts earning over £21,000 per annum.
  • Interest rate is RPI plus 3 - currently 3.9%.
Eligibility for loan programme
  • Student must be under 60 years of age
  • Student cannot be in default of previous SLC loans or deemed unfit to receive the loan. 
  • Student must be attending an eligible course at an eligible institution. Masters courses must be at least a year in length. (Currently our LPC, BPTC and GDL programs do not meet this criteria as they are classed as professional development programmes.)
  • If the student is attending a part time or distance learning course; these courses are eligible for support as long as the student studies at least 50% of the full time content in the first year.
  • The Student must be a UK national that is resident in England or an EU national resident in England to attend a PG course. UK nationals resident in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland are not eligible for this loan.
  • The candidate must not already have an equivalent or higher qualification (This includes Ma/LLM, MSc, or doctorate). 

Students can apply for this loan online from early summer 2016. As more details are released about this programme we will update our information, so please do keep checking these funding pages.

Student Finance England (SFE)read more

Online students studying with The University of Law who reside in the UK are able to access a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England (SFE). We recommend that you apply early for SFE support to ensure that your funding is in place at the start of your programme of study.

For more information about eligibility or to apply for SFE funding, please contact Student Finance on 0300 100 0607.

Once your loan has been confirmed, SFE will send you a Financial Notification letter showing that you have been approved for a tuition fee loan for your programme of choice.

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