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University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Professional Legal Practice (distance learning only)

This course is designed specifically for graduates with both a qualifying law degree and a Diploma in Legal Practice/Professional Legal Practice.

The programme allows you to build on your previous study and focus on a particular area of professional legal practice. The aim is for you to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of that specialism in preparation for a career in law and related fields.

The course is only available on a distance-learning basis.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class LLB Honours degree and a qualifying Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice/Professional Legal Practice from a Scottish university.

Where demand for places exceeds availability, your performance throughout your studies (generally the relative performance of applicants in specified LLB classes and over the duration of their Diploma studies) will be taken into consideration.

Course modules

You’ll normally receive credit for approved prior learning (from your Diploma studies) which will count towards the LLM.

You’ll complete a compulsory Research Methods module and a 15,000-word dissertation on your chosen area of legal practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is made on the basis of

  • Completion of  Legal Research Skills & Methods module
  • Completion of 15,000 word dissertation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Distance learning £ 2,800 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months

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