LLM Legal Practice Course – Full-time

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    LLM 1 year full-time

Course Description

We are confident that our LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) will provide you with the best training currently available – we have an excellent reputation within the legal profession.

Our LPC is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and allows you to progress to qualifying work experience to become a solicitor.

Why study the LLM LPC at Nottingham Law School?

  • Successful completion of all elements of the LLM LPC will result in the award of a Masters degree – an internationally recognised qualification.
  • All our staff are experienced lawyers – many still practice – and you will benefit from their practical knowledge. Also, you will benefit from our visiting lecturers.
  • We teach in small groups to encourage student participation.
  • Every student has a personal tutor. We get to know our students and support and encourage you in both your studies and in your employment applications at the start of your legal career.
  • We offer a multi-award-winning pro bono programme including NLS Legal, a Legal Advice Centre for the local community.
  • Our dedicated and experienced careers consultants provide guidance and support to help you secure a training contract or other legal employment.
  • The number of graduates obtaining a training contract or paralegal work is consistently high.
  • The Professional Legal Practice module provides practical experience and commercial insight, which will ensure you hit the ground running at the start of your career.
  • Studying with Nottingham Law School means that you have all the facilities a large Law School can offer plus the advantages of studying within a university environment which offers outstanding library, IT, support, sports, language and student union services.
  • Scholarships worth up to half of the course fee are available.
  • The assessment fee for the Legal Practice Course is included in the course fee.
  • 100% of law students said the staff are good at explaining things (PTES 2023)
  • 100% of law students said there is appropriate access to online library resources (PTES 2023)
  • NTU is 3rd for number of PGT students studying Law (Latest HESA data 2021/22)

Entry Requirements

You will need one of the following options:

  • a Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above).
  • Graduate Diploma in Law / CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above).
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification.

All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application.

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Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) was introduced in September 2021 and is a new common assessment that those wishing to qualify as a solicitor must pass. We have designed a range of SQE preparation courses to prepare you to sit and pass the SQE centralised assessments. Find out more about the SQE and what it means for you.

Your future career

We have a dedicated Employability team who will support you in your search for a training contract; the number of Nottingham Law School graduates gaining a training contract or paralegal work is consistently high.

At Nottingham Law School we don’t view the LPC in isolation. It leads to a training contract and we can provide the support required to give you the best possible start to your legal career:

  • Our Employability Team provide seminars with advice about training contract applications and interview techniques.
  • We will review your training contract applications and formulate individual career plans. We also provide a practical interview preparation service.
  • We provide a mentoring scheme with trainees from local law firms to provide support and guidance and a personal view of what to expect from life in the profession.
  • Employability and commercial awareness are given appropriate focus, which provides a true bridge into practice.
  • We maintain regular contact with firms specialising in all areas of law.

There are opportunities to get involved with pro bono projects and NLS Legal, which enable you to gain practical legal work experience.

Our aim is to provide reliable, high quality legal advice and information to the local community and individuals in need. It also provides practical experience for you to undertake your professional legal training at Nottingham Law School.

Module Details

Stage one – delivered from September to February.

Covers the compulsory elements of:

  • Business (including Taxation and Business Accounts)
  • Property
  • Litigation (Civil and Criminal)
  • Wills and Administration of Estates
  • Solicitors’ Accounts
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation
  • Skills: advocacy, interviewing, writing, drafting, and research.
Stage two – delivered from February to June.

Comprises of:

  • Three elective subjects which you will select from a range of options.
  • You will also be required to submit either a project of 5,000 words or a dissertation of 7,500 words to achieve a Masters degree.

Elective Modules

  • Advanced Civil Litigation
  • Advanced Commercial Property
  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Family and Child Protection Law
  • Private Acquisitions
  • Private Client
  • Advanced Advocacy

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