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LLM Legal Professional Practice

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Full time | Collegiate Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Combine the study of law with experience of legal practice in our on-campus law firm alongside practising lawyers.
  • Develop transferable professional and legal skills, such as interviewing, legal writing and drafting, teamwork and commercial awareness.
  • Study the core foundations of legal knowledge through modules which blend legal theory with practice.

For non-law graduates, this course is a stepping stone to go on to qualify for a career in law and will give you a practical edge in the employment market. You will gain the skills, experience, contacts and credentials you need to kick-start your legal career, by studying the core foundations of legal knowledge alongside legal work experience in our on-campus law firm.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department, who bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.

You learn through

  • online lectures
  • two-hour workshops
  • group work and presentations
  • practically based case studies
  • professional work-based learning

Future careers

As a law conversion course, the LLM in Legal Professional Practice is the first step towards a career in the legal profession, typically as a solicitor or barrister. With a law degree, you will also be in the top 25% of those who secure graduate jobs in the wider commercial and business sector. This course helps prepares you for a career in a number of fields such as:

  • law (solicitor, barrister, paralegal, in-house counsel, in the private or public sector)
  • financial services
  • management and commerce
  • teaching
  • civil service
  • local government
  • the police
  • the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Trading Standards


Dispute Resolution In Contract (15 Credits) - Core
Dispute Resolution In Tort (15 Credits) - Core
Land, Property Law & Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Criminal Law And Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Trusts And Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates) (15 Credits) - Core
Public Law And Practice 2 (15 Credits) - Core
Business Law And Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Legal Professional Practice Project (60 Credits) - Core
Public Law And Practice 1 (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Typically a 2.2 honours degree or above in any subject. Students without a 2:2 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland are required to evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. This includes applicants with overseas degrees or mature students without an undergraduate degree.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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