De Montfort University

Legal Practice

This course provides a route to a higher qualification for those who have completed the Legal Practice Certificate (LPC) who want to make their CV more attractive to potential employers. It is also suitable for students who are in a training contract or have qualified as a solicitor, and who wish to develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking research in an area of legal practice relevant to their work.

Entry requirements

LLM: A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) or equivalent qualification. If English is not your 1st language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Course modules

Modules: Research modules; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment in the Research Methods Module is through a 3,500 word research methods essay and a 1,500 word dissertation proposal. Assessment in the Dissertation Module is by a 15,000 word dissertation in an area of legal practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning September 2019 - 15 Months

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