LLM Legal Practice
Birmingham City University
Key Course Facts
Want to study an LPC in Birmingham? Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the final academic stage of qualification before becoming a solicitor. Our course is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You will cover elements required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority including Property Law, Business Law and Practice and Litigation (including Civil and Criminal Litigation) and choose from a list of Electives available.
The LPC is taught by an outstanding team of professional staff with extensive practice experience and a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do.
What's covered in the course?
The LLM Legal Practice masters qualification incorporates the Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements of the Legal Practice Course as well.
In order to obtain a Masters, students are also required to complete either a dissertation, a live project or a placement. Following successful completion of the course, you will then need to undertake a two year vocational training contract to be able to practice as a solicitor.
Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online), and there are extensive opportunities available with a variety of agencies throughout Birmingham.
The Course also offers a unique learning experience in the shape of a virtual solicitor's office in the University's virtual town, Shareville.
Why Choose Us?
Our outstanding facilities include two mock courtrooms and an e-learning suite that can be used to bring study to life
The School of Law has an established record of providing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and its predecessors since the 1960s.
All members of the teaching team are qualified solicitors with many years practice experience.
We provide opportunities for all students on the course to participate in pro-bono activities. Pro-bono will usually involve work for a charity or similar organisation in an advisory capacity which will be invaluable in terms of enhancing your career prospects.
We have a long running mentoring scheme, supported by the Birmingham Law Society, the Birmingham Trainee Solicitor Society and leading firms in the region. As part of the scheme, you will be assigned a local lawyer who will help with any questions or concerns you may have about your future career development.
Birmingham City University has just launched the UK's first Centre for Brexit Studies, researching all aspects of the UK's vote to leave the EU, including the impact it has on domestic law and legislation.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Business Graduate Degrees/ Master Degrees
- General Requirements
- MBA & MSc
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study LLM Legal Practice, LLM, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Students will require either a Qualifying Law Degree (e.g. an LLB from a University in England or Wales) or a Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) are entitled to apply for direct entry to the course. The SRA require disclosure of issues relating to character and suitability before a trainee commences a period of recognised training, and again on admission as a solicitor. If an individual does have character and suitability issues to assess, they should apply to the SRA at least six months before they start training, to avoid any delays. Training cannot commence until the assessment has taken place. Students who have character and suitability issues may want an early assessment, before they embark on the CPE or LPC, and the SRA have retained the power to undertake these early assessments.
Tuition Fees LLM Legal Practice LLM
|England UK||£11300||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£11300||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Birmingham City University in top UK and global rankings.
About Birmingham City University
Founded in 1853, Birmingham City University (BCU) is located in the city of Birmingham, England. The student population of this institution is made up of students from over 80 nationalities, which allows newly arrived foreign students to quickly feel welcome and at home. State-of-the-art facilities and resources await students on all courses, including the latest Engineering technology, 3D Printing studios, and Horology Workshops, just to name a few. BCU maintains a reputation for having a selective admissions process, so all applicants are recommended to prepare for their interview thoroughly.
Student composition of Birmingham City University
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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