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.
In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
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.
You will be assessed through coursework and a dissertation.
You will be required to have completed an English or Welsh LPC.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
This module focuses on writing a project/ dissertation on a specialist area of legal practice of between 12,000 and 15,000 words at M level.
The module aims:
1. to develop an awareness and understanding of developments within a specialist area of legal practice;
2. to apply academic understanding and research techniques to the analysis of law, policy and practice within the area of legal specialism;
3. to bring to such analysis originality, creativity and an awareness of the complexities of the inter-relationship between the academic principles of law, the wider policy and socio-economic context of the law and the implications for legal practice.
To provide students with a critical and historically grounded introduction ot contemporary legal research;
To introduce students to diverse and problematic conceptual and formative issues in current legal research;
To provide students with the research tools and skills necessary to undertake and engage successfully in independent legal research study at M level;
To enable students to present legal issues, disputes and attendant intellectual argument in a structured and comprehensible manner sufficient to embark upon preparation for an M level dissertation.
The course consists of a taught research module (taken in the autumn), consisting of lectures and workshops; and a supervised 12,000-15,000 word dissertation (taken in spring/summer).
Assessment: 1,500 word report/2,500 word proposal for research project.
Assessment: 12,000 to 15,000-word dissertation.
Course Leader: Dr Ioanna Magklasi
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Passing the LLM Legal Practice will enhance your LPC qualification, enabling you to enter into work-based learning role within a firm of solicitors or an in-house legal department. It will also help you if you wish to enter practice as a paralegal, in local or health authorities, in local or central government and in commerce, either in company secretarial/governance/regulatory areas or if you aspire to being on a board of directors.
There are many regulatory roles open to you other than just in the commercial and financial services. For example, you could work in the environmental field or use your knowledge of housing and employment law to enter local government or the voluntary sectors.
Organisations our legal graduates have gone on to work for include the BBC, John Lewis PLC, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Citizens Advice Bureau, numerous local councils and many different solicitors firms.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like 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.
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