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LLM in Legal Practice (top-up)

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary


This course is for students from Trinidad and Tobago who want to top-up their LPC to an LLM in Legal Practice. You will undertake a research and a dissertation module. The dissertation should be, where possible, in an area of legal practice relevant to your work during your internship or once you have qualified as an attorney. This course is taught via distance learning, enabling you to study at your own time and pace.

Reasons to study the LLM in Legal Practice (Top-up) at DMU:

Enjoy an online library of useful resources
You will benefit from integrated e-learning, including access to a comprehensive range of online resources
Flexible schedule
The flexible distance learning approach is ideal if you are managing other commitments
Specialise in legal practice
To gain a deeper understanding of the varied forms of legal practice

Teaching and assessment

The teaching of the course mostly takes the form of guided self-study with comprehensive online materials. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication.

Assessment in the Research Methods Module is through a research methods essay and a dissertation proposal (1500 words). Assessment in the Dissertation Module is by a 10,000 word dissertation in an area of legal practice.

Graduate careers

This LLM provides an opportunity to examine in more depth the developing profession of legal practice, in all its forms.


This module looks at the main strategies and methods of social science research. It takes a very practical approach throughout to achieving the requirements of research integrity and ethics as well as the principles of valid and reliable research. It covers practical skills of qualitiative and quantitative analysis.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) at DMU to be eligible for this course. Enquiries are welcome from UK and EU students who have also completed their Legal Practice Course (LPC) at DMU.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more

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