Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Advanced Legal Practice

**Would you like the opportunity to integrate new knowledge with your current area of practice to further enhance your skills and career prospects?** The LLM Advanced Legal Practice course will allow you to undertake an in-depth study of a specialised legal topic under the supervision of one of our dedicated teaching team. You will also develop your skills in legal research and the coherent presentation of this research in written format. Designed for qualified lawyers, solicitors, barristers and those with an equivalent qualification, this course is delivered via distance learning across a one to two year period, allowing you to study at times convenient to you. Applicants must successfully have completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or equivalent. This course is also open to those who are currently completing their legal qualification at Northumbria University. Are you a qualified lawyer who would like to develop your knowledge in a specialist area of law? If so, this course could be for you.

Entry requirements

LLM: Successful completion of the Law Society Finals Examination, Legal Practice Programme, Bar Finals Programme, Bar Vocational Course/Bar Professional Training Course or their equivalent. Or have enrolled on Northumbria's Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), and be expected to successfully complete either the BPTC/LPC within before they can be awarded the LLM Advanced Legal Practice.

Course modules

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Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning October 2019 - 2 Years

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