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LLM Legal Practice

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Strengthen your knowledge and skills in legal practice through in-depth research on a topic of your choice.

Key Information

Start date

July 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

Full-time: six months
Part-time:12 to 18 months

UK/EU

Full-time: The fee for the LLM in Legal Practice is now included in the fee for the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Non-EU

Full-time: The fee for the LLM in Legal Practice is now included in the fee for the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Campus

Gray’s Inn

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives

After finishing the LPC at City, through the LLM programme, students can demonstrate their commitment to a specific area of legal practice by completing research and a dissertation. The course aims to strengthen students’ CV and enhance employability.

Students will develop a dissertation proposal, and subject to acceptance, carry out research and writing with the support of an experienced supervisor from within The City Law School.

Choice of topic is entirely down to the student, although LPC tutors can provide guidance on this.  Previous topics have included:

  • The case for medical negligence tribunals
  • Company directors’ statutory duties
  • Insider dealing and
  • Pre-nuptial contracts
  • Sharia law.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

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.

Visa requirements

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:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

You can only apply for the LLM in Legal Practice if you undertook the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The City Law School within the last five years.

Apply now

Please download and complete our application form and email it to lpc@city.ac.uk.

Before you submit your application, please take time to develop your proposal.  Each section of the form is marked, and you must pay sufficient attention to your title, coverage and methodology in particular. For more information about choosing and completing your dissertation proposal, please see Content and Structure.

Your dissertation proposal should be:

  • Related to the knowledge and skills required for legal professional practice in England and Wales.
  • Broadly related to the areas covered in the LPC
  • Based on the law of England and Wales (though it may include some comparison with another jurisdiction as a minor element).

You are strongly advised to submit your application prior to the closing date. Your application may be rejected if it is not complete, or we cannot find a supervisor for the title that you have proposed.

Early submission gives you a chance to resubmit if your proposal is rejected. Please ensure you have fully completed the from and given the information required.

Application deadlines

Applications can be made between 1st - 31st March 2019.

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Email: lpc@city.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7040 6474.

During your course

More about fees

This course is for students who have completed their LPC at The City Law School and the fee for the LLM in Legal Practice is included in the fee for the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Student views

Find out from one of our students what it's like to study one of our LLM programmes.

Academic facilities

As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything the Institution has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.

The City Law School has its own dedicated administration team and you also have access to two legal libraries, one at the Gray’s Inn campus and the other based on site at our Northampton Square campus.

As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Our excellent location in London puts us within walking distance of the British Library which has a collection of over 150 million items and extensive law resources.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options and support services for postgraduate students.

Read more about our postgraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

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Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

This is a distance learning module with no taught lessons.  However an induction session will be provided around the time of registration for each cohort. This session will give guidance on research methods, resources and the supervision process.

Students will be provided with ongoing supervisor support throughout the research process and dissertation writing.

Students complete a 15,000 to 20,000 word dissertation which is submitted online at one of three submission dates.

Modules

Dissertation

The choice is wide but your proposal could include:

  • A critical consideration of an aspect of practice in a specialist area, such as the use of alternative dispute resolution options in commercial cases, or the validity of pre-nuptial agreements
  • An analysis of how a particular skill is developed and applied in legal practice, such as techniques in questioning a client or a witness
  • A topic linked to work experience or pro bono work.

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 programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

After you graduate

Career prospects

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.

96.5% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

You can only apply for the LLM in Legal Practice if you undertook the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The City Law School within the last five years.

Apply now

Please download and complete our application form and email it to lpc@city.ac.uk.

Before you submit your application, please take time to develop your proposal.  Each section of the form is marked, and you must pay sufficient attention to your title, coverage and methodology in particular. For more information about choosing and completing your dissertation proposal, please see Content and Structure.

Your dissertation proposal should be:

  • Related to the knowledge and skills required for legal professional practice in England and Wales.
  • Broadly related to the areas covered in the LPC
  • Based on the law of England and Wales (though it may include some comparison with another jurisdiction as a minor element).

You are strongly advised to submit your application prior to the closing date. Your application may be rejected if it is not complete, or we cannot find a supervisor for the title that you have proposed.

Early submission gives you a chance to resubmit if your proposal is rejected. Please ensure you have fully completed the from and given the information required.

Application deadlines

Applications can be made between 1st - 31st March 2019.

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Email: lpc@city.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7040 6474.

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