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Liverpool John Moores University

Qualifying Law

Transform and advance your career with this professionally accredited (Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Standards Board) masters degree conversion course in law (previously offered as a GDL) delivered by expert academics and practitioners from LJMU's School of Law.

•A flexible qualifying law masters degree offered with different study patterns: full time completed in 1 year on Mondays and Wednesdays, or part time completed over 2 years by day release (year 1 on Wednesdays, year 2 on Mondays)
•Full time applications must be made via the Central Applications Board. Part time applications must be made through the LJMU online application form.
•Completion of this degree will enable you to progress onto the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
•Open to non-law graduates who wish to convert a degree into a qualifying legal qualification
•Excellent preparation for a professional legal career as well as opportunities in public services and management and for those students wishing to proceed further in academia by enrolling onto a PhD

This exciting degree is designed to enable non-law graduates to gain an exempting legal qualification at masters level.

?The degree will provide you with opportunities to broaden your legal interests, while equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding future in the legal profession.

Upon completion you will have developed the skills, knowledge and confidence to study on a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and ultimately qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

It will also allow you to undertake a dissertation module in any area of law allowing you to pursue an academic career if you so wish.

?The course is presented via a mix of small and large group sessions and workshops. Large sessions will enable tutors to introduce legal topics, with opportunities for much more in-depth discussion and analysis in the small sessions and workshops. The format of these sessions will vary according to prescribed learning outcomes, with some being led by tutors and others being led by the students. Seminars, role-plays and presentations may also be used where appropriate, while directed study and reading will also play a role in the learning experience.

Entry requirements

LLM: You should have or expect to obtain a degree from a recognised University or equivalent awarding institution at second class honours level or above. Exceptionally, the requirements of a second class honours degree may be waived where past experience has made you suitable for the programme. International students and other non-standard applications will require a certificate of academic standing from either the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA) or the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

Course modules

English Legal System and Legal Research Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human rights) Law of the European Union Criminal Law Contract Law The Law of Tort Equity and Trusts Legal Research Methodologies and Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment on the degree is integrated with the learning and teaching strategy which is aligned with professional accreditation requirements. ?The foundational subjects are formally assessed by means of coursework and examination; however, you will have ongoing informal assessment throughout the programme in preparation for assessments. Assessment for the supporting and additional legal subjects will be conducted using mainly coursework and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,700 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time £ 11,630 (Academic year) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 2,850 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 13,250 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 5,985 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 33 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 37 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 13,950 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 6,600 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years

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