City, University of London

City, University of London

Professional Advocacy

The course offers you a skill based and practice focused approach to the subject of advocacy in a legal professional setting. You will have the opportunity to study how inquiry and dispute resolution procedures in the civil and criminal justice systems are best managed to produce the best outcome for stakeholders.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English. We expect applicants who are not nationals of a majority English-speaking country or have not successfully completed an academic qualification, at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, which was taught in a majority English-speaking country as defined by the UK Visas and Immigration, to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

Course modules

Modules include: Civil litigation: process and tactics in trial preparation; mediation and negotiation; advocacy: trial stories; advocacy in the criminal trial; victims and vulnerable witnesses; psychology, advocacy and evidence; ethics for the legal practitioner.

Assessment methods

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches. The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Inns of Court School of Law (The) Camden WC1R 5DX South East

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Key information

The City Law School
Telephone number: 
020 7404 5787