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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives:

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 case for medical negligence tribunals
  • Company directors’ statutory duties
  • Insider dealing and
  • Pre-nuptial contracts
  • Sharia law.

Teaching and learning:

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.

Career prospects:

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.

Different course options

Full time | Northampton Square | 6 months | JUL

Study mode

Full time

Duration

6 months

Start date

JUL

Modules

The choice is wide but your proposal could include: A critical consideration of an aspect of practice in a specialist area, such as the use of alternative dispute resolution options in commercial cases, or the validity of pre-nuptial agreements An analysis of how a particular skill is developed and applied in legal practice, such as techniques in questioning a client or a witness A topic linked to work experience or pro bono work. 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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time: The fee for the LLM in Legal Practice is now included in the fee for the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full-time: The fee for the LLM in Legal Practice is now included in the fee for the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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).

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more

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