London Metropolitan University
LLM Legal Practice (Top-up) LLM
London Metropolitan University

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of LLM Legal Practice (Top-up) LLM at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Management, Leadership.

Overall student satisfaction
97 /100
20 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29138 £27297 £31519
25-75 percentile range £24848 - £35191 £20174 - £35659 £22788 - £43702

Course Description

Why study this course?

Taught by legal experts, the LLM Legal Practice course is an opportunity for Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates to extend their research further in an area of interest in legal practice. Along with the research module and dissertation you’ll undertake, there are opportunities for vocational work activities to give you further experience.

More about this course

The LLM Legal Practice is a top-up course for those who have completed an LPC. It’s aim is to help you apply academic understanding and research techniques to the analysis of law, policy and practice within your chosen area.

You’ll also learn how to produce analytical, creative and original research that demonstrates the relationships between substantive law, policy, socio-economic context and legal practice.

This top-up qualification is designed to enhance your career prospects, demonstrate your research capabilities and knowledge of a particular legal area, whatever branch of law you intend to follow.

In addition to improving your academic skills and knowledge, we also aim to find you appropriately linked vocational activity during your degree. There is a full-time placement and employability officer specially dedicated to helping all of our Law students at London Met.

What our students say

"I am very happy with the accessibility of the lecturers and seminar teachers here at London Met. I have been able to become very good friends with some of the teachers and this will have a very positive lasting effect on me, for which I am grateful."

National Student Survey

"My course was well run and organised. My experience was wonderful."

National Student Survey

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of LLM Legal Practice (Top-up) LLM at London Metropolitan University

25% Caring personal services
15% Sales occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Administrative occupations
10% Customer service occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Customer service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment methods for the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) are designed to reflect how solicitors work today, and include skills assessments and open book examinations. You will also complete coursework and a dissertation to obtain your final LLM in Legal Practice.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study LLM Legal Practice (Top-up), LLM, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

You will be required to have a qualifying law degree (awarded by a Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) approved provider), with at least second class honours. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge: Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, and Law of the European Union. Further guidance on what amounts to a Qualifying Law Degree is available on the SRA website (add link). If you’re a non-law graduate, you will need a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Common Professional Examination (CPE) with an average of at least 50%. Prior to joining the course applicants will also need to provide evidence of Completion of the Academic Stage of Training in the form of:

a letter or email from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (obtained prior to July 2014) or

a letter from the awarding University to state that your Undergraduate Degree is a Qualifying Law Degree (to be issued on completion of your award) or that you have completed and passed all seven core GDL/CPE subjects within the maximum number of attempts allowed (not more than three)

Other factors will be taken into account, in particular the need to study part time, in London, evidence of ability to pursue successfully the skills components of the course and your motivation to become a solicitor, evidence for example by relevant unpaid or paid work experience.

Costs

Tuition Fees LLM Legal Practice (Top-up) LLM

Channel Islands £630
Ireland £630
EU £630
International £630
England UK £630
Northern Ireland £630
Scotland £630
Wales £630

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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.

University Rankings

Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of London Metropolitan University in related subject specific rankings.

Law

    • #21 
    • #29 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #59 
    • #75 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 14 university rankings of London Metropolitan University

About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

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Student composition of London Metropolitan University

undergraduates:
9920
postgraduates:
1440
Total:
11360
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Where is this programme taught

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