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Top-up LLM (LLM in Legal Practice)

The LLM in Legal Practice distance learning course provides flexible study that allows you to deepen your knowledge of an area of the law directly related to practice.

By successfully completing a Research Methods unit and Dissertation or Research Project in an area of practical law chosen by you (subject to approval), this 'top-up' course allows you to use your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC or BPTC/BVC) to obtain a full Masters degree.

Whether studying on the accelerated, part-time or distance-learning mode, the LLM in Legal Practice degree course provides flexible study which allows you to deepen your knowledge of an area of the Law directly related to practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess either a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice following successful completion of the Legal Practice Course or a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Bar following successful completion of either the Bar Vocational Course or the Bar Professional Training Course or equivalent professional legal qualification.


All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2018 £ 3,855 (Academic year) 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 £ 3,855 (Academic year) 1 Years
LLM Distance learning September 2018 £ 771 (Credit) 1 Years

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