This course is for students who have completed their LPC at The City Law School, are looking to enhance their CV, and demonstrate commitment to legal practice.
This is a distance learning course with no taught lessons.
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.
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 LPC conversion course is only open to students who registered for the LPC within the last 5 years and before 2017/18. (From 2017/18 onward the LPC contains an integrated LLM option so there is no need for a conversion course).
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:
For more information see our main Visa page.
Applications for this course are currently open and will remain open until 31 March. To apply please download the application form and email it to the Admissions Officer (Sean.Carrigan.email@example.com) for this programme .
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:
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.
Applications are open until 31st March 2020.
If you have any enquiries please contact:
Tel +44 (0)20 7040 5787.
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).
If you have already completed a course at The City Law School you will be eligible for the 10% loyalty discount. All you need to do is meet the minimum entry requirements for your second (postgraduate) course and we will automatically take 10% off of your tuition fees.
This can be received in addition to a scholarship.
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This course has no timetabled classes beyond an initial induction
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This is a distance learning course 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 at one of two submission dates.
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 programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.
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.