This course is for students who have completed their LPC at The City Law School, are looking to enhance their CVs, and demonstrate commitment to legal practice.
Students studying for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at City can convert their LPC into an LLM in Legal Practice. Our LPC is delivered at Master's level rather than degree level, allowing you to gain an LLM by completing an additional dissertation during or after your LPC.
This LLM satisfies all the requirements of a traditional LLM, but has a primary focus on professional practice. In addition to the taught classes on the LPC, the programme gives you the opportunity to choose, focus on and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of a specific area of professional legal practice.
By undertaking this LLM you can therefore underline your commitment to a particular area of practice, as well as strengthening your CV and improving your employability prospects.
Applications for this LLM conversion course may only be made by students who registered on the full LPC with The City Law School within the last five years. It is not possible to apply for the LLM conversion before registering for your LPC, but we provide places for all students who put forward dissertation proposals of a sufficient quality.
Please note that the LLM in Legal practice will be included in the LPC programme fee from September 2015 for all new students. Students will not be permitted to register on the LLM if they have 3 or more required LPC resits at the time of registration.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
The sessions that you have completed on the LPC provide the taught element of the course. To complete your dissertation you will be expected to apply and analyse law and practice at an advanced level, demonstrating an awareness of current practice issues, and to work independently, for example using practitioner resources.
You will be allocated a supervisor who will provide you with one-to-one guidance throughout the dissertation process. The supervision meetings are flexible to meet your needs and can be undertaken remotely via email or telephone.
In support of your work on the dissertation, we provide:
You will need to research, write and submit a dissertation of 15-20,000 words. This is a highly flexible course. You can apply for the LLM and register as you complete your LPC.
Students are asked to make a written proposal for their dissertation. This is an opportunity to undertake research in an area of choice related to legal practice, procedure or skills. The proposal is required to demonstrate originality
The choice is wide but your proposal could include:
Previous students have worked on a broad range of topics including the implications of European free movement, cultural attitudes to domestic violence and the practice implications of company directors’ duties.
The course has been developed to enhance the employability of its graduates. Students who have a training contract can use the dissertation to demonstrate commitment to an area of practice. Students seeking a training contract or pursuing an alternative legal career can use the qualification to strengthen their CV.