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Full time | Treforest Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

USW is proud to be a Top 50 Law School (Guardian League Tables), and the LLM offers you the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised LLM qualification in addition to your Legal Practice Course (LPC).

The LLM incorporates a programme of study and assessment approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which you must complete if you want to qualify as a solicitor.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of business and property law, litigation and court procedure, and enhance your ability to engage in critical academic study and research by way of a research project, helping you to develop the professional and reflective skills necessary for practice.

Assessment

For the Legal Practice Research Project, you are expected to produce a research proposal and a dissertation or reflective portfolio.

For Stage One and Stage Two, you will be assessed by written examinations and practical skills assessments, which will include recorded role play in our moot courtroom and client interviewing room.

Careers

The LLM Legal Practice, and in particular, the LPC element of this course, is a requirement for qualification as a solicitor and develops the skills you will need on entering the profession.

Modules

Skills for Legal Practice (incorporating Drafting, Practical Legal Research, Interviewing and Advising and Writing) (60 Credits)
Property Law and Practice (20 Credits)
Business Law and Practice and Taxation (20 Credits)
Skills for Legal Practice (incorporating Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors? Accounts and Professional Conduct and Regulation) (60 Credits)
Legal Practice Research Project (60 Credits)
Litigation and Advocacy (40 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

LLB (Hons) degree usually of class 2:2 or above, or all subjects of the Common Professional Examination, or a combined studies degree including the core law subjects prescribed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Students who have reached the appropriate level of qualification with the Institute of Legal Executives are also eligible for consideration for admission to the course.