University of Sheffield School of Law

University of Sheffield

Legal Practice

The Legal Practice Course trains you to masters standard, allowing you to develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of legal practice, whilst also providing you with the vocational qualification you need in order to go on to practise as a solicitor.

Highly regarded by the profession and consistently recognised for the quality of its teaching, the course is part of a top-ranking Russell Group University within a vibrant city, and yet is small enough to remain personal.

The MA in Legal Practice is very much a hands-on course, using case studies and files based on those used in practice. We ask you to research and acquire knowledge, put that into context, identify issues and place the client at the centre of the problem. Upon completion of this vocational aspect of the course, you then go on to submit a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Commendation or Distinction on the Sheffield Legal Practice Course. IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Business Law and Practice; Property Law and Practice; Litigation and Advocacy; Drafting; Writing; Practical Legal Research; Interviewing and Advising; Advocacy; Professional Conduct; Solicitors' Accounts; Wills and Administration of Estates.

Sponsorship information

Details of any bursaries or studentship grants for certain postgraduate programmes are advertised on our website during the winter months.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 10 months
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 6791