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Liverpool John Moores University

Legal Practice LLM (LPC BPTC Conversion)

This LLM is a hybrid taught and research masters degree that will enable you to make a significant and measurable contribution to the body of legal knowledge in your chosen subject.

• Course available to study part time (1 year) enabling you to convert your existing qualification to a masters while in employment
•Teaching delivered in the School of Law's Redmonds Building
•Develop your academic skills including researching, writing and presenting
•Open to all LPC/BVC/BPTC qualified students and to members of the solicitors' and barristers' professions, regardless of the date of qualification

The programme is open to all LPC/BVC/BPTC qualified students and to members of the solicitors' and barristers' professions, regardless of the date of qualification.

In addition, the LLM in Legal Practice is a stand-alone qualification that will enhance your career prospects through the acquisition of vocationally relevant knowledge and skills, thereby leading to a more rounded appreciation and understanding of your chosen areas of expertise.

Entry requirements

LLM: The entry requirements are either:
•a Diploma in Legal Practice from a recognised LPC provider, or
•a Diploma in Legal Practice at the Bar from a recognised BPTC provider.

If you possess either of these qualifications then, ordinarily, you will be credited with 105 M level credits towards the completion of the LLM in Legal Practice. These requirements may be waived where it can be shown that you have previous work experience that has made you suitable for this Masters programme.

The further 75 credits required to complete the programme will be gained from the above-mentioned legal research methodology module which culminates in the dissertation proposal (15 credits) and the dissertation itself (60 credits).

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to secure an accredited prior learning exemption from the research methodology module.

If you are an international student who has successfully completed an LPC /BVC/ BPTC programme in England and Wales you are welcome to join the programme. Those whose first language is not English are required to have attained a recognised English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Legal research skills for practitioners

This module provides you with the necessary building blocks to produce a successful proposal and dissertation. You will explore possible topics for legal research and the different approaches which can be taken in researching the same topic

Once you have passed the legal research module, you will write a 12,000 word dissertation on your chosen legal topic

Assessment methods

Our academic team have designed your assessed work around the needs of the legal profession to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your development.

Your dissertation proposal and dissertation are assessed by academic staff in the School of Law against sets of assessment criteria which have been specifically devised for the purposes of assessment on this programme. Legal research skills for practitioners module is marked on a pass/fail grading and you will only proceed to the Dissertation stage once you have passed the proposal.

Detailed feedback will be provided on both drafts and final pieces of work.


Please contact the School of Law for international course fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time £ 2,300 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time International 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 2,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 5,350 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years

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