If you want to be a solicitor and work in the legal profession, the full-time one-year LLM Legal Practice offered by the University of Hertfordshire is the course for you! Our course not only offers an established route into the legal profession but also enables you to obtain a prestigious LLM.

In Semesters A and B, you will study Stages 1 and 2 of the Legal Practice Course (LPC), both of which are required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA):

  • Stage 1 includes compulsory modules on Professional Conduct and Regulation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts, Legal Writing, Legal Drafting, Practical Legal Research, Advocacy, Interviewing and Advising, plus 3 core practice areas of Business Law and Practice, Litigation (both Criminal and Civil) and Property Law and Practice.
  • Stage 2 elective modules (choice of 3) include Employment Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury, Private Client and Estate Planning, Commercial Law, Commercial Property Law and Private Acquisitions.

Finally, in Semester C, you will complete an extended project over the summer. You will leave us with the knowledge and skills required by the legal profession – skills that are highly valued by potential employers.

Study Details:

LLM 1 year full-time

Module Details:

  • Practical Legal Research LPC 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Business Law and Practice (LPC) 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Litigation (LPC) 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Property Law and Practice (LPC) 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Wills and Administration of Estates (LPC) 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Solicitors Accounts (LPC) 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation (LPC) 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Interviewing and Advising LPC 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Legal Writing LPC 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Advocacy LPC 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Drafting LPC 0 Credits Compulsory

Student Destinations

At Hertfordshire Law School we take a genuine interest in your career aims. We will do all we can to guide and support you in your steps towards your career goals.

As well as embedding key professional skills into your modules, we work closely with the University’s Careers Team to organise career talks and events to support you in gaining the relevant knowledge, skills and experience needed to enhance your employability in the legal profession and other graduate roles. For example, we have a series of ‘conversation with’ sessions involving alumni and other speakers who share their career journeys and tips for success. We run and participate in graduate and law fairs, as well as hosting our annual law ‘speed-networking’ event with local employers.


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Entry Requirements

You should have either a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), usually with a minimum 2:2 classification, or have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than law and have successfully completed the GDL qualification.

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