Postgraduate (full-time, part-time)

Legal Practice (Top-Up) LLM

Anglia Ruskin University
In Chelmsford (England)

£ 3,000 - (Rs 2,45,344)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Master
  • Chelmsford (England)
  • Duration:
    6 Months
  • When:
    October 2016

Conduct an independent research project in your chosen area of professional legal practice*, and top up your current qualification to an LLM in just six months to a year. We’ll give you training in research skills that will prove invaluable in your future career, and a dedicated supervisor for advice and support.

Our course lets you explore your chosen area of legal professional practice in depth. You could focus on part of your current professional practice, an area that you wish to work in, or one that’s of academic interest to you.* Whichever you choose, you'll develop your research skills over a four-day seminar series. You'll learn to interrogate hard-copy and electronic sources; create and conduct surveys, questionnaires and interviews; and write-up and present your research findings. You’ll then apply these skills when researching and writing a 15,000-word dissertation.

The research skills you develop on this course are in great demand by employers in the legal profession.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of your chosen area of legal practice to use in your future career, and teach you vital research skills that are in great demand in the legal profession and beyond.

Is this course for me?

If you’ve completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, or you’re a practising solicitor or barrister who has taken the former Law Society Final Examinations or BVC, this course will top up your qualification to an LLM Legal Practice.

If you’re an overseas lawyer then, subject to taking the Qualified Lawyers' Transfer Scheme (QLTS/QLTT) and/or gaining university accreditation of prior learning and experience, you could also be eligible to apply.


Where and when

Starts Location
Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Counselling Psychology
Property Law
Civil Litigation
Employment Law
Commercial Law
Skills and Training
Ms Word
Child care
Legal services
Family Law
Legal practice

Course programme

Modules & assessment

  • Major Research Project in Legal PracticeThis module will support you in the preparation and submission of the Master's stage project for the LLM Legal Practice. You will be assessed through a maximum 15,000-word final thesis.

You’ll demonstrate your understanding of your chosen research area through a 15,000-word dissertation, which you’ll normally submit by the end of March if you study full-time, or September if you study part-time.

Additional information

Course duration: 6 months full-time or 1 year part-time.
Teaching times: two Fridays from 10am-4pm in semester 1; one Friday from 10am-1pm in semester 2.
Course fees: UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £3,000

International students, 2016-17 (per year) £4,500