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Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 12 months | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type


Course Summary

The LPC is the vocational stage of the route to qualifying as a solicitor and prepares students through practical assessment for the legal profession. Students learn how to apply academic aspects of law into real life scenarios. The Masters degree in Legal Practice covers the requirement of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) route to becoming a solicitor and in addition, you can specialise in an area of interest through research and a dissertation.

The Legal Practice Course prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further e LLM routes combine the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course with a tutor guided research project, giving you a full Master if Law degree in Legal Practice.

It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the LLM Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. There is also the top-up option for those who have already completed their LPC and would like to complete the Masters stage.

Part-time study

The LLM in Legal Practice is delivered flexibly to meet the differing needs of students and can be studied full-time on campus or via blended learning across one year, or part-time on campus or blended learning over two years.

Students studying part-time on campus typically attend lectures and workshops on one day per week.

Blended learning

The blended learning version of the course allows greater flexibility of study for students who can study at their own pace, in their own time, anywhere in the world. To ensure we fully support all learners, this version of the course combines face to face sessions with online delivery of taught material. There are three intensive face-to-face block sessions – all three are delivered at our Stoke-on-Trent campus, with the option for our International students to attend the second week-long session in Trinidad and the third session via virtual attendance (i.e. video conferencing, online discussions).


All assessments are designed around legal practice and client-based case scenarios in order to emulate legal practice as far as possible. Most assessments are 'open book' to reflect legal practice rather than a memory test.

The final research project or dissertation will comprise an assessed project or dissertation proposal as well as the project or dissertation itself.


We provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.

We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during your time with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work more effectively as paralegals until the start of their training contract.

Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.


Study all elements of a property transaction including the searches and enquiries, exchange of contracts, pre and post completion as well as leasehold and new developments.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A Qualifying Law Degree as defined by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority). All Full-time LPC applications are administered by Lawcabs.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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