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Full time | Northampton Square | 6 months | JUL

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Full time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Develop your legal practice abilities with an extensive research project undertaken during our Legal Practice LLM. You will have completed your LPC and further commit to one area of law by conducting research and submitting a dissertation in your chosen specialism.

Benefits of this course

You will learn independently by forming a dissertation proposal and, if accepted, undertaking research and writing.

We will give you the support of an experienced legal expert from The City Law School.

You have total freedom to decide on your own subject, although our tutors can offer guidance.

Previous subjects have included medical negligence tribunals, company directors’ statutory duties, pre-nuptial contracts and Sharia law.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Laws (LLM)

Who is this course for?

If you have completed your LPC with us at The City Law School and want to improve your prospects while demonstrating a specific commitment to legal practice, this programme is ideal.

This course is only available if you completed the LPC before September 2017 and within five years of completion.

You will be self-motivated and organised as this is a distance learning course with no taught lessons.


By the end of the Legal Practice LLM you will have built a strong specialist knowledge base and developed transferable skills in research and writing. Your career prospects will be significantly enhanced.

If you are seeking a training contract or pursuing an alternative legal career, our LLM will be a valuable qualification to add to your CV.

Your dissertation will be a powerful asset in demonstrably proving your commitment and knowledge of a specialist area of law.

While many enjoy successful legal careers, our graduates also pursue work in finance, banking and the civil service.


This course is designed to enable you to convert a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from City to a Master’s Degree. You will be required to complete a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation on an approved topic related to professional legal practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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 onwards 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 over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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